President-Elect Trump is wasting no time making appointments prior to his inauguration on January 17, and he has tapped another retired general, this time for Homeland Security.
The first general appointed was retired four-star General James Mattis, who will be Secretary of Defense. Trump informally announced his appointment to the post last week while giving a speech in Cincinnati.
Americans have been waiting to see who would be his choice for Homeland Security, with much buzz about the many possible candidates.
Now the wait is over, and according to the New York Times:
President-elect Donald J. Trump has settled on Gen. John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general whose son was killed in combat in Afghanistan, as his choice for secretary of Homeland Security, placing defense of American territory from terrorism in the hands of a seasoned commander with personal exposure to the costs of war.
Mr. Trump, a person briefed on the decision said, has not yet formally offered the job to General Kelly, in part because the general is out of the country this week. The president-elect plans to roll out the appointment next week, along with his remaining national security positions, including secretary of state.
To the delight of many Americans, General Kelly’s choice for Homeland Security proves that Donald Trump is definitely making America great (and safe) again!
Source: NY TIMES