H.E. Ambassador of Bahrain to Washington, D.C.
His Excellency Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa serves as the current Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States. In 1988, he entered the Royal Bahraini Air Force and was trained as a fighter pilot, and received the Best Fighter Pilot Award from the Royal Air Force College Cranwell in 1990. From 2013 to 2015, he was defense, military, naval, and air attaché in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa. In 2013, he was head of the Bahraini delegation at the final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York.