Robert Stephen Ford, U.S. Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic
Robert Stephen Ford is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He became Ambassador of the U.S. Mission in Damascus in January 2011. Immediately prior to this, he worked for the State Department’s Inspector General’s Office. Ambassador Ford served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq and prior to that he was the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria. He has also served at a number of other posts since entering the Foreign Service in 1985, including Manama, Izmir, Cairo, Algiers, and Yaoundé. Ambassador Ford earned a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in 1983.