UMB Invites Author and Producer Wes Moore

Article ID: 616367

Released: 10-Apr-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Maryland, Baltimore

  • Credit: UMB

    Wes Moore

Newswise — Wes Moore is a best-selling author, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and executive producer and host of a series with PBS on returning veterans called “Coming Back with Wes Moore".

His first book, The Other Wes Moore, became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Born in 1978, Moore now resides in his hometown of Baltimore with his wife and their two young children. He and his sisters were raised by their widowed mother. Despite early academic and behavioral struggles, he graduated Phi Theta Kappa in 1998 as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College, and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001, where he also played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. There he also founded an organization called STAND! that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system.

Moore became a Rhodes Scholar, studying International Relations at Oxford University.

After his studies, Moore served as a paratrooper and captain in the United States Army during a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. He then served as a White House Fellow to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.


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