Henry T. Wooster serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. He served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from September 2020 to July 2023, and prior to his Ambassadorship, 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 of 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.