Updated May 8, 2013
Overall Statistics on May 8, 2013
Total Positions: 188
Career 120/63.8% - Political 53/28.2% - Vacant 13/6.9%
(The 188 positions include all ambassadors to nation states and international organizations, as well as
the Director General of the Foreign Service. No ambassadors-at-large or special envoys are included.
When ambassadors are accredited to two nations (i.e. Sri Lanka and Maldives), they count as one position.)
Career: 175 – 70.3% (170 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 4 nominated)
Political: 74 – 29.7% (73 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 0 nominated)
* denotes that the nominee has had a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
(+) denotes that the individual was a political campaign bundler
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Information taken from www.whitehouse.gov and foreign.senate.gov.