W. Stuart Symington, IV
W. Stuart Symington, IV, of Missouri, was nominated May 8, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Djibouti. Symington's nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate for confirmation on May 8, 2006.
Symington is a career member of the Senior U.S. Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, and currently serves as the U.S. Department of State Representative for the faculty on the National Defense University's Joint Forces Staff College. 
Prior to this, Symington "served as Deputy Director for the Office of West African Affairs at the Department of State. During this time, he served in Baghdad, Iraq as Acting Deputy Political Counselor. Earlier in his career, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Niamey, Niger. Mr. Symington received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his JD from Columbia University." 
- "The Foreign Service and the Iraqi Elections," Friends of the Foreign Service Bulletin, March 2005.
- Symington served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Niger: December 2001; April 2003; July 2003; August 2005
- Symington served "on temporary duty in Baghdad prior to and during" the January 2005 elections.