David Hale (diplomat)

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David Hale
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United States Ambassador to Pakistan
Assumed office
November 17, 2015
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Deputy Jonathan Pratt
Preceded by Richard Olson
United States Ambassador to Lebanon
In office
September 6, 2013 – October 31, 2015
President Barack Obama
Deputy Danny Hall
Preceded by Maura Connelly
Succeeded by Richard Jones (Acting)
United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
In office
May 18, 2011 – June 24, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by George Mitchell
Succeeded by Martin Indyk (Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations)
United States Ambassador to Jordan
In office
July 12, 2004 – July 9, 2008
Acting: July 12, 2004 – November 7, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by David Satterfield
Succeeded by Robert Beecroft
Personal details
Born 1961 (age 55–56)
Alma mater Georgetown University

David Hale (born 1962) is a United States diplomat and career foreign service officer, currently serving as the United States Ambassador to Pakistan.

Early life[edit]

David Hale was born in 1962 in New Jersey.[1][2] He graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.[2]

Career[edit]

Hale joined the Foreign Service in 1985.[1] He served at the United States missions to Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Nations.[3][1] In Washington, Hale was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel, Egypt and the Levant and Director for Israel-Palestinian Affairs. He held several staff posts, including Executive Assistant to Secretary of State Albright.[2]

Hale was United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan between 2005 and 2008. He was Deputy Envoy from 2009 to 2012, and Special Envoy for Middle East Peace between 2011 and 2013. He served as the United States Ambassador to Lebanon from 2013 to 2015.[2]

Hale has been the United States Ambassador to Pakistan since August 5, 2015.[2] In May 2017, he dedicated a new Counter-Terrorism Department building in Karachi in May 2017.[4] The building, which had been bombed in 2010, was rebuilt with Rs24 million from the United States Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.[4]

Hale is the recipient of several Department Superior and Meritorious Honor awards, including the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award in 2013.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "David Hale new US envoy to Pakistan". www.dawn.com. Dawn. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "About Ambassador David Hale". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "David Hale nominated as next US ambassador to Pakistan - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Express Tribune. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Ali, Imtiaz (11 May 2017). "US contributes Rs24m for new CTD building in Karachi". Dawn. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
David Satterfield
United States Ambassador to Jordan
2004–2008
Acting: 2004–2005
Succeeded by
Robert Beecroft
Preceded by
George Mitchell
United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Martin Indyk
as United States Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
Preceded by
Maura Connelly
United States Ambassador to Lebanon
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Richard Jones
Acting
Preceded by
Richard Olson
United States Ambassador to Pakistan
2015–present
Incumbent