Robert A. Mosher is a thirty year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service. Today, in addition to working with NSDM – National Security Decision Making Games, he works with the Defense Department as a Subject Matter Expert and Role Player in training exercises preparing the Army for future conflicts at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, and at Regional Training Centers around the country. He also maintains a Facebook page and blog as The Military Philosopher.
His State Department career included assignments to Vietnam, Zaire (Congo), Northern Ireland, and Moscow. Washington positions include; country desk assignments for Albania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and NATO; Intelligence Watch Officer during the period of the Iranian hostage crisis and the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and intelligence analyst for Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Mauritius, the Seychelles, African political-military developments, Gorbachev-era Soviet foreign policy towards the Third World, and Third World ballistic missile developments. He also spent two years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Country Director for the UK, Portugal, and Ireland, working issues relating to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, and Spain as well. As Chief of the Research and Analysis Branch, Compliance Division, Office of Defense Trade Controls, he created a new office focused upon identifying violations and violators of the Arms Export Control Act in cooperation with both the intelligence and law enforcement communities.
A 1972 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Robert earned a B.A. degree in History (with an unofficial second major in Political Science and minor in Economics). In 1987, he earned a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the Command and Staff Course at the U.S. Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the Scout/Observer School (AIT) at Fort Knox Armor Training Center (1972) and served in a Scout Platoon with the 1/115th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division of the Maryland Army National Guard.