Stuart E. Jones, a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on July 21, 2011. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Baghdad. From 2008-2010, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. From 2005-2008, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
Ambassador Jones has also served as Governorate Coordinator in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, and at the National Security Council as Country Director for Iraq. From 1994–1996, he was special assistant to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
His other foreign tours include Turkey, El Salvador and Colombia. Mr. Jones is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.