Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, is due to be nominated for the role of deputy secretary at the State Department, Reuters reported Friday.
Roberta Rampton writes that the White House will submit the nomination, which the Senate will put under vote for confirmation.
Blinken has advised both Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on national security concerns and previously served in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the report said.
“Tony has a style and a manner that is conducive to getting things done. He has been able to establish strong diplomatic relationships because he has absolute integrity,” Biden said in a statement.