Keith Kellogg

American soldier

Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr. (born May 12, 1944), known as Keith Kellogg, is a retired general officer in the United States Army. President Donald Trump put Kellogg in charge of the presidential transition agency action team for defense.[1] He was named a foreign policy advisor to then presidential candidate Trump in March 2016.[2]

Keith Kellogg
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National Security Advisor
In office
February 13, 2017 – February 20, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMichael T. Flynn
Succeeded byH. R. McMaster
Executive Secretary of the U.S. National Security Council
Assumed office
January 20, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded bySuzy George
Personal details
Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr.

(1944-05-12) May 12, 1944 (age 77)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationSanta Clara University (BA)
University of Kansas,
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1967–2003
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Unit101st Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
Battles/warsVietnam War
Operation Urgent Fury
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star Medal (5)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal

He was named Acting United States National Security Advisor on February 13, 2017 following the resignation of Michael T. Flynn.


  1. Romm, Tony (9 November 2016). "New details emerge on Trump transition organization". Politico. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. Rappeport, Alan (22 March 2016). "Top Experts Confounded by Advisers to Donald Trump". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 November 2016.