David Hale (ambassador)

For other people of the same name, see David Hale (disambiguation).
David Hale
United States Ambassador to Lebanon
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 1, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by George J. Mitchell
United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 18, 2011
United States Ambassador to Jordan
In office
November 7, 2005 – July 17, 2008
Preceded by David M. Satterfield
Succeeded by Robert S. Beecroft
Personal details
Alma mater Georgetown University
Profession Diplomat
Religion Protestant

David Hale was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan[1] on November 2, 2005. He is currently the United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.

Hale had been serving as Deputy Chief of Mission in Amman since July 2003 and as Chargé d'affaires since July 2004. Previously, he was the State Department's Director of the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, and Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State. Previous tours were at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Beirut, Amman, Manama, and Dhahran. He has held several staff positions in the Department.

Mr. Hale joined the Foreign Service in 1984 and studied Arabic at the Foreign Service Institute's Field School in Tunisia. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a permanent resident of Princeton, New Jersey.

On June 24, 2013, President Barack Obama announced Hale's nomination for the position of United States Ambassador to Lebanon.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
David M. Satterfield
United States Ambassador to Jordan
2005-2008
Succeeded by
Robert S. Beecroft
Preceded by
George J. Mitchell
United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
2011-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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