Henry Wooster is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He assumed his position as Deputy of Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Amman in September 2015. Previously he was Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Islamabad. Prior to that assignment, he was Director for Central Asia at the National Security Council. Other assignments have included 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.