Thomas G. Moore Senior Consultant

Thomas Moore is a Senior Consultant with American Business Development Group, an internationally respected, full-spectrum business development consulting firm, now representing a diverse list of over fifty prominent U.S. and international businesses. American Business Development Group enjoys a reputation as one of the largest business development firms in the United States which specializes in the re-equipping and modernization of the United States Armed Forces.

Mr. Moore is a business development consultant, policy analyst, editor, and author specializing in national defense, global strategy, and international security. He has 20 years combined experience in government and business, focused on defense and foreign policy, military technology, and the firearms industry.

Mr. Moore is the principal Washington representative for Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FNH), the world’s leading manufacturer of military small arms. He provides development support, represents FNH before the Services’ acquisition staffs, and manages Congressional relations. He represents the sporting arms producers Browning and Winchester; and handles export and international trade matters for these companies as well as for FNH. He also remains active in defense policy and strategy issues and participates in occasional DoD-sponsored studies and analysis. He has published extensively, including two books, and is considered one of the defense policy community’s most persuasive and original writers.

From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Moore was director of defense and foreign policy at The Heritage Foundation, one of America’s leading public policy institutions. From 1992 to 1995 was a Professional Staffer on the Senate Armed Services Committee, where his portfolio included strategic missile programs, ballistic missile defense, and U.S. operations abroad. He led the first Congressional staff delegation to Bosnia after the Dayton Accords to survey risks and issues related to the deployment of IFOR. Prior to service on the SASC he was Military Legislative Assistant (1990-1992) to former Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-WY). From 1988 to 1990 he was a Reagan Administration appointee in the Department of Defense, serving as liaison between OSD and the Congress on the Strategic Defense Initiative; and advised OSD on matters related to SDI, the ABM Treaty, military space, and arms control.

Mr. Moore was an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve (Armor Branch), and completed the U.S. Army Armor Basic and Infantry Officer Advanced courses. In 1998 he was appointed to the Congressional Commission on Military Training and Gender-Related Issues, and helped conduct a comprehensive survey of training and operational units of the Armed Forces in CONUS and overseas. Security Clearances when last active were Top Secret/SCI.

He is a 1970 graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina; attended the University of Grenoble, France under a French Government Scholarship, and earned an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in 1984. He lived in France in 1971 and 1985 and in Germany during three Army Reserve tours. He has traveled widely in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, South America, and Asia; speaks French, and has a basic command of German.

Tom is an avid skier and Scuba diver. He is also a skilled marksman, and participates in various tactical shooting activities (handgun, combat shotgun, tactical rifle, long-range precision rifle), and in sports shooting (skeet, trap, and sporting clays).