As 2016 nears its end, the cabinet and leadership team of President-elect Trump is taking shape. One of the most important areas of concern for Trump throughout the campaign was national security.
Whether it is border security and the need for a wall along the southern border or how to deal with the latest refugee crisis, Trump has stressed that his administration will make our nation’s security a top priority.
That makes his choices for his national security team all the more important.
The Hill reported Thursday that Monica Crowley will serve as senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council.
“Top national security adviser retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said he is ‘honored’ to have Crowley join the team, along with retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who will serve as the council’s chief of staff.”
Crowley is a former Fox News analyst, a syndicated radio show host and a contributor to the Washington Times. The Hill reports that Fox News immediately terminated her contract once news of her appointment broke. Crowley, who holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in International Affairs, previously served as a foreign policy assistant to former President Richard Nixon and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
“I am deeply honored, humbled and grateful to be asked by the President-elect to join the extraordinary national security team he is assembling,” Crowley said in a statement. “With vision, courage and moral clarity, he is committed fully to re-establishing America’s singular place in the world. He is also committed to selecting the best people for the jobs of keeping the American people safe and the country secure. It will be a great privilege to serve with them.”