Retired FBI agent, Steve Moore, will be speaking at UNCA.
Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Alumni Hall, HIG
Steve Moore began his career conducting surveillance of white supremacists, later supervising the counterterrorist squad in the Los Angeles office investigating al-Qaida following 9/11. He completed assignments as a SWAT team operator, sniper, pilot, undercover and counterterrorist agent. He has written about his career, published as "Special Agent Man: My Life in the FBI as a Terrorist Hunter, Helicopter Pilot, and Certified Sniper".
Since his retirement in 2008, he has served as a human rights activist supporting Amanda Knox (Italian prison, released in October 2011), Jason Puracal (Nicaraguan prison, released in September 2012) and Jacob Ostreicher (Bolivian prison since June 2011; never formally charged).
Steve Moore's Bio:
Steve Moore is a former Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who had assignments as a SWAT team operator, sniper, undercover and counterterrorist agent. His early career was spent in covert operations against white supremacist organizations. Later, he led the investigations of many high-profile crimes in Los Angeles, including the first ever conviction for an anthrax threat, the Buford Furrow shooting at a Jewish Community Center and the interdiction of a planned attack on California's second-largest oil refinery. After 9/11, Steve was chosen to run the Los Angeles component of the terrorist investigation and testified before the congressional "911 Commission." In 2002, he was named head of Al Qaeda investigations for the Los Angeles FBI and within a year was tasked with creating and running a squad responsible for the investigation of all acts of terrorism against the U.S. in Asia and Pakistan.
Steve received multiple awards from the Department of Justice before his retirement in 2008, has written two episodes of FBI themed TV series and is a regular commentator on Headline News. His new book: "Special Agent Man: My Life in the FBI as a Terrorist Hunter, Helicopter Pilot and a Certified Sniper" was published by the Chicago Review Press this year.
Upon his retirement, Steve has served countless hours supporting the human rights of Americans imprisoned abroad
– including Amanda Knox (released from an Italian prison after nearly 4 years), Jason Puracal (released from a Nicaraguan prison after 2 years) and Jacob Ostreicher (currently in prison in Bolivia.) Steve's recent testimony before the House Foreign Affairs committee has encouraged more active government involvement in the human rights of Americans imprisoned abroad.