Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg was named President Trump’s acting national security adviser after the administration’s former advisor Michael Flynn resigned, Fox News reported on Tuesday.
Kellogg, 72, is a decorated Army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam War, where he earned a number of medals, including the Silver Star. He served as the commander of the famous 82nd Airborne Division from 1997 to 1998.
Kellogg has taken a deep interest in “computer-driven” warfare since retiring from the military. He reportedly worked as a vice president at Cubic Corp., which provides ground combat training and technical support for the Pentagon.
Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he "inadvertently" briefed top officials with incomplete information regarding his call with the Russian ambassador.
"I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology," the letter read.