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United States ambassador to Syria

Robert Stephen Ford, United States ambassador to Syria. Recipient Three Superior Honor Awards, United States Department State, Two Meritorious Honor Awards, James Clement Dunn Award, 2005.


Ford, Robert Stephen was born in 1958 in Denver, Colorado, United States.


Bachelor, Johns Hopkins University, 1980. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1983.


Volunteer Peace Corps, Morocco, 1980—1982. Joined United States Foreign Service, Washington, 1985, economics officer, 1985, served with Izmir, Turkey, Cairo, Algiers, Yaounde, Cameroon. Deputy chief of mission United States Embassy, Bahrain, 2001—2004, political counselor Baghdad, Iraq, 2004—2006.

United States ambassador to Algeria United States Department State, Algiers, 2006—2008. Deputy chief of mission United States Embassy, Baghdad, 2008—2011. United States ambassador to Syria United States Department State, Damascus, since 2011.


Married Clare Alison Barkley.

Clare Alison Barkley.