|Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council|
January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Suzy George|
|National Security Advisor
February 13, 2017 – February 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Michael Flynn|
|Succeeded by||H. R. McMaster|
|Born||Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr.
May 12, 1944
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Santa Clara University (BA)
University of Kansas,
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1967–2003|
|Unit||101st Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
Operation Urgent Fury
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star Medal (5 with V)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (5 with V)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (5)
Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr. (born May 12, 1944), known as Keith Kellogg, is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Army who is currently serving as the Chief of Staff of the United States National Security Council in the Trump administration. Notably, he served as National Security Advisor on an acting basis following the resignation of Michael T. Flynn.
President Donald Trump put Kellogg in charge of the presidential transition agency action team for defense. He was named a foreign policy advisor to then-presidential candidate Trump in March 2016.
Kellogg was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Helen (Costello) and Joseph Keith Kellogg. In 1961, he received his diploma from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Kellogg was commissioned into the Army through Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (AROTC) at Santa Clara University and subsequently entered the Infantry branch.
In 1996 he took command of the 82nd Airborne Division. Later rising to the rank of Lieutenant General, from 2003 to 2004 he held a leading position in the Coalition Provisional Authority. Kellogg served as chief operating officer for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, the transition government of Iraq, after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of that country. Following Kellogg's retirement from active duty, he joined Oracle Corporation as an adviser to its homeland security division. He was recently employed by Cubic Corporation and earlier by CACI International Inc., since January 2005.
On February 13, 2017, following the resignation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Keith Kellogg became the Acting National Security Advisor in the interim of a permanent replacement being appointed. President Trump interviewed Kellogg and three others to determine who to permanently fill the position of National Security Advisor. The position ultimately went to H. R. McMaster.
Lieutenant General Kellogg's major decorations and badges include:
|Top||Combat Infantry Badge|
|1st row||Distinguished Service Medal||Silver Star Medal|
|2nd row||Defense Superior Service Medal||Legion of Merit w/ one oak leaf cluster|
|3rd row||Bronze Star Medal w/ "V" device and four oak leaf clusters||Defense Meritorious Service Medal|
|4th row||Meritorious Service Medal||Air Medal w/ Combat "V" and four oak leaf clusters||Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|5th row||Army Commendation Medal w/ four oak leaf clusters||Army Achievement Medal||National Defense Service Medal w/ two service stars|
|6th row||Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ Arrowhead device||Vietnam Service Medal w/ seven service stars||Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ two service stars|
|7th row||Gallantry Cross (Vietnam) w/ two gold stars||Medal of National Defense (Cambodia)||Bundeswehr Gold Cross of Honour (Germany)|
|8th row||Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ '60- device||Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)||Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)|
|Badges||Master Parachutist Badge||Military Freefall Parachutist Badge||Pathfinder Badge|
|Tabs||Special Forces Tab||Ranger Tab|
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Michael T. Flynn
|National Security Advisor
H. R. McMaster
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