Henry Wooster was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on August 27, 2020. He most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Maghreb and Egypt. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Paris and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at U.S. Embassy Amman.
Prior to those assignments, he was Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Islamabad. Other assignments have included Director for Central Asia at the National Security Council, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commanding General, U.S. Joint Special Operations Command; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran; Director of the Office of Iranian Affairs; Deputy Director of the Office of Provincial Affairs, Embassy Baghdad; Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary Jack Lew; Deputy Director, Office of Iranian Affairs; Iran Desk Officer; Political Officer, Embassy Moscow; Executive Officer, U.S. Mission to NATO; Desk Officer, the Office of Russian Affairs; Consul, Embassy Port-au-Prince; and Political Officer, Embassy Tbilisi.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Henry was an Army officer. He holds an M.A. from Yale University and a B.A. from Amherst College. He and his wife Laura Dallman have four children.