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Picture of Robert Stephen BeecroftBIOGRAPHY

Robert Stephen Beecroft
Ambassador, Jordan
Term of Appointment: 07/17/2008 to present

Robert Stephen Beecroft was sworn in as Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on July 17, 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Beecroft served as Executive Assistant to Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and as Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Beecroft's previous assignments include service in Washington in the Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and Executive Secretariat and overseas at the U.S. embassies in Riyadh and Damascus. He is a recipient of the Department of State's Meritorious, Superior, and Distinguished Honor Awards.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Beecroft practiced law in the San Francisco office of an international law firm. He holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.



Released on October 17, 2008

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