A renowned politician, a former Prime Minister of Jordan twice, and a current Senator, Dr. Marouf al-Bakhit earned a BA in Public Administration and Political Science from The University of Jordan, an MA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Strategic Studies from King's College London, all during his service in the Jordanian Armed Forces which he joined in 1964 and retired from in 1999 as Major General. While serving in the Armed forces he was appointed Vice-President of Muta University for Military Affairs where he also lectured in political science.
Dr. al-Bakhit was a member of the Jordanian delegation to the peace negotiations with Israel (1993-1994), and Ambassador of Jordan to Turkey (2002-2005) and to Israel (2005). He also held the position of National Security Chief (2005) before becoming Prime Minister for the first time (2005-2007). He became Prime Minister again in 2011. Dr. al-Bakhit received fourteen Jordanian Decorations and Medals throughout his career.