Trump Transition news: Kellogg and Crowley Named to National Security Council

The Trump transition continues.

Two more names are expected to be announced, officially, today.

Trump has named retired Army Lt. General Keith Kellogg as chief of staff and executive secretary of the National Security Council.

He has named Fox News analyst, Monica Crowley, as senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council.

The appointment of Kellogg, a Vietnam veteran who later commanded the 82nd Airborne Division and has served as a national security adviser for Trump, would bring to four the number of retired high-ranking officers on Trump’s team. Kellogg also served as the chief operation officer for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq in 2003.

Kellogg also served as a member of Trump’s defense landing team, and was vice president of strategic initiatives at Cubic Corp.

He brings the number of military generals in Trump’s cabinet up to four. He joins retired Marine General John Kelly, who was tapped to run Homeland Security, retired Marine General James Mattis (defense secretary), and retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn (national security adviser).

As for Crowley, she’ll be joining another former Fox News personality, K.T. McFarland, who was named as deputy national security adviser in November.

According to her biography, Crowley joined Fox News at its launch in 1996. A former foreign policy assistant to then-former President Richard Nixon, Crowley has a Ph.D. in international affairs from Columbia University.

Interesting choices.

We’re on standby, as more names are announced.

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