Another key cabinet pick of President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly been made.
Four-star General John Kelly, who retired from the Marines earlier this year, has been picked by Trump to be the next Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary.
General Kelly, who joined the Marines in 1970, served three tours in Iraq. His final three years were spent leading the U.S. Southern Command and overseeing the Guantanamo Bay detention center. His son died in combat while serving in Afghanistan making General Kelly the most senior member of the military to lose a child in combat in either Iraq or Afghanistan.
The General Kelly announcement has not officially been made by Donald Trump. Sources within the transition team leaked the information on condition of anonymity, according to the AP.
On Tuesday evening, it was reported that Trump was likely to have General Kelly and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach leading DHS, though it was not known which one would be Secretary and which would be Deputy Secretary. With this unofficial announcement that General Kelly has been picked to lead DHS, if previous reports were correct Kobach would be Deputy Secretary.