Washington (CNN)Michael Flynn tendered his resignation as national security adviser on Monday night, creating an opening in one of the most important positions in the White House.
President Donald Trump tapped retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg to serve as acting national security adviser, elevating the man who served as the national security council’s chief of staff to the top role on a temporary basis.
Kellogg was in the running to hold the position full-time, as well as retired Gen. David Petraeus and former Vice Admiral Bob Harward, a source told CNN Monday evening
Here’s a few things to know about the three men who stand a chance to take the job:
Since retiring from the military, he has served as an executive in Lockheed Martin UAE.
Incidentally, emails made public as a result of a Washington Post FOIA request over the Petraeus resignation showed correspondence between Harward and the man who is now secretary of defense, then Gen. James Mattis. In the emails, Mattis is seen writing of Harward: “He’s brilliant (for a SEAL, smile).”