U.S. Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft
Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft assumed his post as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Arab Republic of Egypt on December 18, 2014. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Beecroft served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq from 2012 to 2014. Prior to his service in Iraq, Ambassador Beecroft served as Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Ambassador Beecroft’ s previous assignments include service in Washington as Executive Assistant to two Secretaries of State and Special Assistant to a Deputy Secretary of State. He has also held assignments in the Department of State's Executive Secretariat and Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Overseas he has served at the U.S. embassies in 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, and 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.