Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, formerly chief of staff and executive secretary at the National Security Council, has been appointed national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence.
The 36-year Army veteran will also continue to serve as an assistant to President Donald Trump, the White House said Monday.
He served as Trump’s national security adviser on an acting basis after Michael Flynn resigned in February of last year.
His military career has included two tours in the Vietnam War and leadership roles such as commander of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Kellogg was the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s command, control, communications and computers directorate prior to his retirement.