Brenda L. Moore

Brenda L. Moore Joins IUS Board of Directors as Secretary of the IUS

Brenda L. Moore is an associate professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where she has been conducting research and teaching courses in the areas of military sociology, race and ethnicity, gender, and social stratification for more than three decades. She is Editor of Special Issue on Women in the Military: Armed Forces and Society 43 (2): 191-392. She is author of the books: To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACs Stationed Overseas During World War II, and Serving Our Country: Japanese American Women in the Military during World War II; and has published several scholarly articles analyzing survey data on women and minorities in the military.

Moore completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 1987 where she studied under the supervision of the late Morris Janowitz, founder of the IUS. She has been an active member of the IUS since 1987, including as organizer, discussant, and presenter at the biennial conferences; as the Chair of the Student Paper Award Committee; as a member of the IUS Council; and as a member of the Board of Editors of the IUS journal, Armed Forces & Society.

Moore is a Vietnam War era veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1979. During her tour, Moore was assigned to the 46th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Devens. She was later assigned as a Race Relations/Equal Opportunity Specialist in Schweinfurt, Germany, after graduating from the Defense Race Relations Institute in Florida in 1976.

Moore serves on national committees addressing issues pertaining to active-duty service members and military veterans. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve as a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). In 1995 she served as a subject expert in the NGO forum on Women in International Securities held at the World's Women's Conference in Beijing. In the fall of 1999, she completed three years of service as a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS), advising the Secretary of Defense on military matters concerning active-duty women. Recently she served as a member of the Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee providing advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on health care issues affecting Veterans residing in rural areas (2016-2022).

Please join us in thanking Brenda for her continuing service and leadership in the IUS and in welcoming her to this new role.

Brenda Moore

Brenda L. Moore

Secretary of the IUS