Trump’s December 15th Updated Cabinet Picks

New York Times has an interactive map and information on confirmation posts that is for those confused like me on who and what Trump has chosen and spots to be filled.  

If I (xx) note new, it did not appear on NYT chart so I used Trump’s “great again” website.


Updated 12/20/2016

Require Senate confirmation

Secretary of State

Rex W. Tillerson

Secretary of Interior

Ryan Zinke

Secretary of Energy

Rick Perry

Secretary of Department of Labor

Andrew F. Puzder

Small Business Administrator

Linda McMahon

E.P.A. Administrator

Scott Pruitt

Secretary of Homeland Security

John F. Kelly

Secretary of Defense

James N. Mattis

Secretary of the Treasury

Steven Mnuchin

Secretary of Transportation

Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Tom Price

Secretary of Commerce 

Wilbur Ross

Deputy Secretary of Commerce (new 11/30)

Todd Ricketts

Secretary of Department of Education

Betsy DeVos

U.N. Ambassador

Nikki R. Haley

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson

Director of Central Intelligence Agency

Mike Pompeo

Attorney General

Jeff Sessions

Director of Office Management and Budget (new 12/18)

Congressman Mick Mulvaney

Ambassador to Israel (new 12/18)

David Friedman

Ambassador to China (new 12/07)

Governor Terry Branstad

Secretary of Army (new 12/19)


Vincent Viola

Director of National Intelligence
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Trade Rep.

Do not require Senate confirmation

Deputy Security Counsel Advisor (new 11/25)

Kathleen McFarland

White House Counsel

Donald F. McGahn II

National Security Adviser

Michael T. Flynn

Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus

Chief Strategist

Stephen K. Bannon

National Security Council Team (new 12/18)

Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, USA (Ret.)
Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council

Dr. Monica Crowley
Senior Director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council.


Assistant to the President and
Senior Advisor to the President for Policy (new 12/18)

Stephen Miller

Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and
Director of the National Economic Council (new 12/18)

Gary D. Cohn

President’s Strategic and Policy Forum (new 12/18)
initial round of 16 members,
composed of some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders

Chairman of Committee
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone

New Additions to Strategic and Policy Forum

Travis Kalanick, CEO and Co-founder of Uber Technologies

Chairman and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo.


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2 Responses to Trump’s December 15th Updated Cabinet Picks

  1. SafeSpace says:

    Some real, serious adults here …. and notice, our dear leftie friends, that not every person is white / male / Euro-American ancestry. BWAHAHAHAHA!

    • Uriel says:

      🙂 definitely Not only That but even opposing positions. not many feel confident in their own abilities to at least consider all sides. Pansy sure didn’t.