Senators have confirmed John McCain as the next secretary of the US Department of Defense.
McCain, 67, was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote on Thursday evening, bringing his confirmation to the Senate floor for a vote later on Friday.
The former Arizona senator was the first senator to be confirmed as a presidential candidate.
He will be the third member of the cabinet to be named by the new president.
The White House announced that President Donald Trump will be announcing his picks for the next three cabinet positions by the end of the week.
The cabinet includes former President Barack Obama’s former secretary of state, John Kerry, as well as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former CIA director Michael Morell and former director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
The Cabinet also includes former US Secretary and former Vice President Joe Biden, retired Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg, retired General James Cartwright, retired Brigadier General Michael Flynn and retired US Army Major General Jeffrey Buchanan.
US President Donald J Trump and his wife Melania Trump are seen during the annual US-Israel Strategic Partnership Forum at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 19, 2021.
The Trump administration announced that it will nominate retired General Keith K Kellogg as the new US Secretary to the United States Department of the Army (USDA).
The former Army lieutenant general will be tasked with leading the US Army in the modern era, the Pentagon said.
Kellogg previously served as the acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Director of Central Intelligence for the State Department.
He was appointed to the CIA in 2014, a position he held until he was forced to resign in September 2017 amid a series of sexual misconduct allegations.
The US President will nominate Brigadier Gen Michael Flynn as the second member of his administration to be nominated for secretary of defence.
Flynn is a former deputy assistant secretary of national defence for strategic forces and the former commander of US forces in Europe.
He previously served in the Army National Guard and is currently the director of Strategic Forces Command, which oversees US forces across Europe and the Middle East.
The president is expected to nominate retired US Air Force General Keith B Buchanan as the secretary of commerce.
The retired general was formerly the acting secretary of energy under President Barack H Obama, serving from 2011 to 2015.
Buchanan has served as a deputy undersecretary of defense for international security and assistant secretary for strategic communications, where he oversaw the Office of Strategic Communications.
Buchanan was appointed by Obama in December 2014.
The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that the president will nominate General Keith S Kellogg to be deputy secretary of homeland security and border protection.
Kellog served as assistant secretary in the National Security Council under Obama from 2013 to 2015 and was deputy secretary for homeland security from 2014 to 2016.
The New York Times reported that Kellogg would replace Michael Flynn in the White White House as the administration tries to turn around the defence department, which has struggled under pressure from a number of recent crises.
Trump is also expected to name US Navy Admiral James D Johnson as secretary of transport and airpower.
Johnson has been an active member of Trump’s national security advisory council, the National Foreign Security Advisory Council, since March.
Trump has also nominated retired Army Gen Keith A Kellogg and retired Lt General Michael F Flynn to lead the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Both were active members of the Trump campaign.