Brian Nichols Peru June 24 248 Thomas Daughton Namibia June 30 242 Mark Bradley Childress Tanzania July 9 233 Carlos Moreno Belize July 9 233 John Hoover Sierra Leone July 10 232 Timothy M. Broas Netherlands July 19 223 Donald Lu Albania July 25 217 Noah Mamet Argentina July 31 211 John Estrada Trinidad and Tobago July 31 211 Karen Stanton Timor-Leste July 31 211 Michael Hoza Cameroon July 31 211 Eunice Reddick Niger July 31 211 Amy Hyatt Palau July 31 211 Dwight Bush Morocco Aug. 1 210 Matthew Harrington Lesotho Aug. 1 210 Larry Andre Mauritania Sept. 11 169 Helen La Lime Angola Sept. 11 169 George Tsunis Norway Sept. 11 169 Luis Moreno Jamaica Sept. 11 169 Cynthia Akuetteh Gabon Sept. 17 163 Eric Schultz Zambia Sept. 17 163 Bruce Heyman Canada Sept. 23 157 Kevin Whitaker Colombia Sept. 23 157 Rob Barber Iceland Oct. 30 120 Mark Gilbert New Zealand Oct. 30 120 Joseph Westphal Saudi Arabia Nov. 7 112 Colleen Bell Hungary Nov. 7 112 Maureen Cormack Bosnia Nov. 21 98 Douglas Silliman Kuwait Dec. 13 76 Matt Tueller Yemen Jan. 16 42 Suzi LeVine Switzerland Jan. 30 28 Cassandra Butts Bahamas Feb. 10 17 Ambassador appointed by the State Department Datenominated Total days since nomination State Department ambassadorial post regions AFRICA WESTERN HEMISPHERE NEAR EAST EUROPE-EURASIA EAST ASIA- PACIFIC SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA 2013 2014 Days waiting for confirmation hearing Days waiting for Senate confirmation NOTE: Data as of Feb. 27, 2014

SOURCE: U.S. State Department. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post.