Trump said Friday morning that acting advisor Keith Kellogg, a retired lieutenant general, is “very much in play” for the permanent position. He added that he is considering “three others,” without naming them.
Trump is also mulling retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander, former CIA Director David Petraeus and former Marine Corps Gen. James Jones for the position, NBC News reported, citing a senior aide. It is not clear if those three people are the ones Trump referred to in his tweet.
Kellogg, 72, temporarily took over the position after Flynn’s resignation. He served 36 years in the military, including in the Vietnam War.
Petraeus, a retired four-star general, could prove a controversial choice due to his admission that he shared classified information with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
Jones served as former President Barack Obama’s first national security advisor.