Confirmed: Ivo Daalder, Johnnie Carson and Luis de Baca

That was quick! On May 5th, the SFRC endorsed these nominees and yesterday, the full Senate confirmed the following State Department nominations:

Ivo H. Daalder
, of Virginia, to be United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Also see:
Officially In: General Eikenberry to Kabul and Other Nominees
SFRC Hearings: Nominations of Burk, Daalder
WH announcement here, Brookings bio here)

Johnnie Carson, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African

Also see:
Officially In: Johnnie Carson to the AF Bureau,
SFRC Hearings: Nominations of Carson, de Baca

Luis C. de Baca, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, with rank of Ambassador at Large.

Also see:
More State Department Nominations
SFRC Hearings: Nominations of Carson, de Baca

Congressional Record

CONFIRMATIONS — (Senate – May 06, 2009)
[Page: S5248] GPO’s PDF