David Hale was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 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.