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Robert Stephen

Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft served as Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers from 2017 to 2022, U.S. Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 2014-2017, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq from 2012 to 2014, and U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 2008 to 2011. Ambassador Beecroft’s previous assignments include service in Washington as Executive Assistant to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condolezza Rice and Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. He also held assignments in the Department of State’s Executive Secretariat and Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Overseas he served at the U.S. Embassies in Cairo, Baghdad, Amman, Riyadh, and Damascus. He is a recipient of the Department of State’s Meritorious, Superior, and Distinguished Honor Awards, the Human Rights in Diplomacy Award, the Deputy Chief of Mission Award, and the Department of the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador 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.

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