U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has three of his loyalists and Army veterans to lead his national security and law enforcement teams.
Sen. Jeff Sessions has been named as Attorney General and Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, a transition official said on Friday.
According to the official, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (rtd.) was named as National Security Adviser (NSA) to serve under Trump: his nomination is not subject to the confirmation of the U.S. Senate.
Reuters reports that the three nominees have accepted their nomination to serve in the positions they had been appointed into.
Formal announcements will be made later on Friday, according to the transition team member, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Pompeo, 52, a third-term congressman from Kansas, was a surprise pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
He was on the House of Representatives intelligence and energy and commerce committees, as well as the committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Pompeo has echoed Trump’s criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. In a tweet on Thursday, Pompeo wrote: “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”
Pompeo graduated first in his class from West Point and was a cavalry officer in Europe, according to his official biography.
He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was editor of the law review, and later founded an aerospace company that provided parts for commercial and military aircraft.