The US President elect, Joe Biden has named over 100 White House appointees, the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team has said.
Shortly after Biden nominated Kathleen Hicks to be deputy secretary of defense on Wednesday, the team tweeted; “With today’s announcement, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris surpass their goal to name over 100 members of our White House team. This diverse and talented group not only looks like America but will deliver results for working families on day one.”
Biden, who takes office on January 20, also named another civilian, Colin Kahl, who also served in the Obama administration, to a senior Pentagon post. Kahl was nominated to be undersecretary of defense for policy.
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“They know the Pentagon inside and out and are well-positioned to take on the full sweep of challenges facing our armed forces.” Biden said in a statement.
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