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List of Trump administration dismissals and resignations

Many political appointees of Donald Trump, the 45th and current President of the United States, have resigned or been dismissed. The record-setting turnover rate in the Trump Administration has been noted in various publications.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Several Trump appointees, including National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price have the shortest-service tenures in the history of their respective offices.[a]

On September 18, 2019, a reporter asked Trump about the lack of stability in his administration, particularly in DHS. He replied: “We have acting people. The reason they are acting is because I’m seeing how I like them, and I’m liking a lot of them very, very much. There are people who have done a bad job, and I let them go. If you call that turmoil, I don’t call that turmoil. I say that is being smart. That’s what we do.”

For completeness, the list below includes, in addition to dismissals and resignations, routine job changes such as promotions (e.g. Gina Haspel from CIA Deputy Director to Director), officials moving to a comparable position (e.g. John F. Kelly from Secretary of Homeland Security to Chief of Staff), and acting or temporary officials being replaced by permanent ones.

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Executive Office of the PresidentEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Reince Priebus
 
White House Chief of Staff
January 20, 2017 July 31, 2017 His tenure may be considered the shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments, if James Baker's separate tenures as Chief of Staff under two different presidents (Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush) are combined (Baker served only 150 days as Bush's Chief of Staff).[10]
 
John F. Kelly
July 31, 2017 January 2, 2019 President Trump announced that General Kelly would be leaving at the end of the 2018[11]
 
Katie Walsh
 
White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff
January 20, 2017 March 30, 2017 Moving to "Trump’s outside political group" America First Policies[12]
 
White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Implementation)
 
Kirstjen Nielsen
 
White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff
September 6, 2017 December 6, 2017 Left to become United States Secretary of Homeland Security[13]
 
James W. Carroll
December 6, 2017 February 9, 2018 Left to become acting director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy
Zachary Fuentes June 6, 2018 January 2, 2019 [14]
 
Joe Hagin
 
White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations)
January 20, 2017 July 6, 2018
Rick Dearborn  
White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy)
March 16, 2018 Formerly the executive director of Trump's presidential transition team, he was a Deputy Chief of Staff until resigning in March 2018,[15] reportedly to seek a job in the private sector[16]
 
Carrie Bock
 
Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff
January 2017 April 2017
 
Associate Director of Presidential Personnel
May 1, 2017 September 2018
Michael Ambrosini  
Director of the Office of Chief of Staff
January 22, 2017 September 2017
Emily Mallon August 2017 March 2019
 
Steve Bannon
 
Senior Counselor to the President
January 20, 2017 August 18, 2017 Returned to Breitbart News. Per some sources, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly asked for his immediate resignation on August 18.[17] Bannon said he submitted a two-week resignation notice on August 4.[18]
 
White House Chief Strategist
 
Johnny DeStefano
 
Counselor to the President
February 9, 2018 May 24, 2019 Oversaw the Offices of Intergovernmental Affairs, Presidential Personnel, Political Affairs, and Public Liaison. Will work for Juul.[19]
 
Director of the Office of Public Liaison
February 9, 2018 March 18, 2018
September 25, 2017 February 9, 2018
 
White House Director of Presidential Personnel
January 20, 2017 January 2018
Kara McKee  
Advisor to the President (Domestic Policy)
January 20, 2017 August 1, 2018
 
Dina Powell
 
Senior Counselor to the President
(Economic Initiatives)
January 22, 2017 January 12, 2018
 
Deputy National Security Advisor (Strategy)
March 15, 2017
Nadia Schadlow January 21, 2018 April 27, 2018
Bill McGinley  
White House Cabinet Secretary
January 20, 2017 July 2019 [20]
John Mashburn  
White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary
mid-April, 2018[21][22] Became a senior advisor to secretary of the Department of Energy Rick Perry[22]
Carl Icahn  
Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform
August 18, 2017 Left amid concerns of conflicts of interest[23][24][25][26][27]
 
Reed Cordish
 
Assistant to the President
(Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives)
February 16, 2018 Stated he never planned to stay with the administration for more than a year and that his policy role was complete[28]
 
Sebastian Gorka
 
Deputy Assistant to the President
August 25, 2017 Failed to obtain the security clearance necessary for work on national security issues[29][30]
 
Carlos Díaz-Rosillo
June 19, 2018 Left to work at the National Endowment for the Humanities as Senior Deputy Chairman[31][32]
 
Sean Cairncross
June 2019
Ira Greenstein February 1, 2017 March 30, 2018
 
Michael Anton
 
Deputy Assistant to the President
(Strategic Communications)
February 8, 2017 April 8, 2018
Andrew Surabian  
Special Assistant to the President
January 2017 September 5, 2017 [33]
 
Reagan Thompson[34]
January 2018
(Appointed by Melania Trump)
July 2018
 
Director of Policy for the First Lady
Chris Herndon[35]  
Special Assistant to the President
January 23, 2017 December 2018
 
White House Director of Information Technology
 
Ray Starling
 
Special Assistant to the President
(Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance)
February 2017 May 2018 Left to become USDA Chief of Staff[36][37]
Michael Catanzaro  
Special Assistant to the President
(Domestic Energy and Environmental Policy)
April 2018 [38]
George David Banks  
Special Assistant to the President
(International Energy and Environment Policy)
February 14, 2018 Resigned after learning he would not be able to obtain a security clearance due to past marijuana use[39]
Ben Howard  
Special Assistant to the President (Legislative Affairs)
January 2017 January 2018 [40]
Cindy Simms February 2017 March 2018
Cliff Sims  
Special Assistant to the President
(Office of Communications)
January 2017 May 2018 [41]
Kelly Sadler May 2017 June 2018 Mocked Senator John McCain in a May 2018 closed-door meeting in front of two dozen other staffers[42]
Grace Koh  
Special Assistant to the President
(Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-Security Policy)
February 23, 2017 March 2018 Left to join the private law firm DLA Piper[43][44][45]
 
Michael Flynn
 
National Security Advisor
January 20, 2017 February 13, 2017 Resigned after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.[46][47] His tenure was the shortest in the office's history.[48][49]
 
H. R. McMaster
February 20, 2017 April 9, 2018 McMaster was criticized in August 2017 after he fired several National Security Council staff members,[50][51][52][53][54] but Trump affirmed his confidence in McMaster.[55][56] On March 15, 2018, it was reported that Trump had decided to dismiss McMaster at a later, unspecified date.[57] McMaster resigned as National Security Advisor on March 22, 2018, effective April 9.[58][59][60]
 
John Bolton
April 9, 2018 September 10, 2019 Resigned amid disagreements within the Trump administration on Korea, Iran and Afghanistan policy
 
K. T. McFarland
 
Deputy National Security Advisor
February 20, 2017 May 19, 2017 Reported not to be a good fit at the NSC,[61][62] she resigned after less than four months. Trump nominated her to be United States Ambassador to Singapore, but her nomination stalled and was withdrawn.[63]
 
Ricky L. Waddell
May 19, 2017 May 15, 2018
 
Mira Ricardel
May 15, 2018 November 14, 2018 Left after reported disputes with Defense Secretary James Mattis and First Lady Melania Trump[64]
 
Charles Kupperman
January 11, 2019 September 22, 2019 Acting National Security Advisor from September 10, 2019 until the appointment of Robert O'Brien on September 18, 2019
 
Tom Bossert
 
Homeland Security Advisor
January 20, 2017 April 10, 2018 His resignation came after John R. Bolton was announced as National Security Adviser, indicating Bolton's intentions to name his own people to supporting positions. Bossert had previously expressed interest in becoming involved in policy issues such as counterterrorism and cyberwarfare, but had spent much of his time as Homeland Security Advisor as the administration's face in dealing with hurricanes that affected Texas and Florida.[65]
 
Rob Joyce
April 10, 2018 May 31, 2018
 
Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
October 13, 2017 April 10, 2018
 
Keith Kellogg
 
National Security Advisor
February 13, 2017 February 20, 2017
 
Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
January 20, 2017 April 27, 2018
 
Fred Fleitz
April 27, 2018 October 15, 2018 [66]

Joan Virginia O’Hara
 
Executive Secretary of the National Security Council
November 19, 2018 October 11, 2019 [67]
Rich Higgins  
Director of Strategic Planning of the National Security Council
July 21, 2017 [68]
Tera Dahl  
Deputy Chief of Staff for the National Security Council
January 2017 July 2017 [69]
Garrett Marquis  
Senior Director for Strategic Communications and Spokesperson for the National Security Council
May 29, 2018 September 11, 2019 [70]
Ezra Cohen-Watnick  
Senior Director for Intelligence Programs of the National Security Council
January 2017 August 2, 2017 [71]
Michael Barry October 2017 July 2018 [72]
Craig Deare  
Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the National Security Council
January 2017 February 2017 [73]
Juan Cruz May 11, 2017 August 2018 [74]
 
Fiona Hill
 
Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs of the National Security Council
April 2017 June 2019 [75]
 
Derek Harvey
 
Senior Director for Middle East and North African Affairs of the National Security Council
January 27, 2017 July 27, 2017 [76]
Matthew Pottinger  
Senior Director for Asian Affairs of the National Security Council
January 20, 2017 September 22, 2019 Became Deputy National Security Advisor.[77]
Tim Ziemer  
Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense of the National Security Council
April 2017 October 2, 2018 [78]
Kirsten Fontenrose  
Senior Director for Gulf Affairs of the National Security Council
March 2018 November 16, 2018 [79]
Jennifer Arangio  
Senior Director for International Organizations and Alliances of the National Security Council
January 2017 July 14, 2018 [80]
 
William Happer
 
Senior Director for Emerging Technologies of the National Security Council
September 2018 September 11, 2019 [81]
Rob Porter  
White House Staff Secretary
January 20, 2017 February 7, 2018 Resigned his position as White House Staff Secretary after domestic abuse allegations from both of his former wives came to public attention[82]
 
Madeleine Westerhout
 
White House Personal Secretary
January 20, 2017 February 2, 2019
 
Director of Oval Office Operations
February 2, 2019 August 29, 2019 Fired after sharing details of Trump family matters and Oval Office operations with reporters[83]
 
Sean Spicer
 
White House Press Secretary
January 20, 2017 July 21, 2017 Spicer was also acting White House Communications Director January 20 – March 6, 2017 and June 2 – July 21, 2017. Announced his resignation July 21, 2017, although he remained at the White House in an unspecified capacity until August 31.[84][85] His tenure was the sixth-shortest in the office's history.[b][86]
 
White House Director of Communications
January 20, 2017 March 6, 2017
June 2, 2017 July 21, 2017
Michael Dubke March 6, 2017 June 2, 2017 His tenure was the fourth-shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments.
 
Anthony Scaramucci
July 25, 2017 July 31, 2017 His tenure was the shortest in the office's history, breaking the former record held by Jack Koehler.[87]
 
Hope Hicks
August 16, 2017 March 29, 2018 On February 27, 2018, Hicks told a Congressional committee that she had told "white lies" on Trump's behalf.[88][89][90] The next day Hicks announced her intention to resign,[91][92] effective March 29.[93]
 
White House Director of Strategic Communications
January 20, 2017 September 12, 2017
 
Mercedes Schlapp
September 12, 2017 July 1, 2019 Pres. Trump tweeted that Schlapp would be joining his 2020 presidential campaign.
Bill Shine  
White House Director of Communications
July 5, 2018 March 8, 2019 Resigned to work for the Trump 2020 presidential campaign.[94] After a vacancy of nearly four months, Stephanie Grisham became Communications Director.
 
White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Communications)
 
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
 
White House Press Secretary
July 26, 2017 June 30, 2019 Stephanie Grisham, the new Press Secretary and Communications Director, is also the First Lady's Press Secretary and Communications Director.
 
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
January 22, 2017 July 26, 2017 Became White House Press Secretary
 
Lindsay Walters
 
Deputy Press Secretary
April 13, 2019
Hogan Gidley October 11, 2017 January 31, 2019
 
Raj Shah
 
White House Deputy Director of Communications and Research
January 20, 2017 September 12, 2017
 
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
September 12, 2017 January 14, 2019 [95]
Boris Epshteyn  
Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations
January 22, 2017 March 25, 2017
Josh Raffel  
Deputy White House Communications Director
January 20, 2017 February 28, 2018 Resigned in order to move back to New York City because of "family obligations"[96]
Michael Short  
Senior White House Assistant Press Secretary
July 25, 2017 White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci stated his intent to fire Short in an interview with Politico on July 25, 2017. Short resigned later that day.[97]
 
Helen Aguirre Ferré
 
White House Director of Media Affairs
January 23, 2017 August 2018 Resigned to become Director for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs for the National Endowment for the Arts
George Gigicos  
White House Director of Advance
January 22, 2017 July 31, 2017
Paul Winfree  
Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council
December 2017
 
White House Director of Budget Policy
 
Marc Short
 
White House Director of Legislative Affairs
July 20, 2018[98] February, 2019: Returning to White House as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence[99]
Shahira Knight July 2018 June 17, 2019 Decided to depart as cooperation with Congress had taken a back seat to election politics.[100]
 
Special Assistant to the President (Economic Policy)
January 20, 2017 July 2018
Mary Elizabeth Taylor  
White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs of Nominations
January 2017 October 2018
 
Gary Cohn
 
Director of the National Economic Council
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018 Announcement followed Trump's proposal to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum, and Trump's cancellation of a meeting with end-users of steel and aluminium that Cohn had arranged in an attempt to dissuade the president from the planned tariffs.[101]
Jeremy Katz  
Deputy Director of the National Economic Council for Economic Policy
(Domestic Policy)
January 22, 2017 January 2018 [102]
 
Kenneth Juster
 
Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (International Policy)
January 20, 2017 June 8, 2017 Became U.S. Ambassador to India
 

Everett Eissenstat

June 8, 2017 July 2, 2018
Clete Willems July 2, 2018 March 22, 2019 [103]
 
Peter Navarro
 
Director of the National Trade Council
January 22, 2017 April 29, 2017
 
Justin R. Clark
 
Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018
 
George Sifakis
 
Director of the Office of Public Liaison
March 6, 2017 September 25, 2017 Left after less than seven months[104]
 
Justin R. Clark
March 18, 2018 December 7, 2018
 
Steve Munisteri
December 7, 2018 February 2, 2019
 
Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison
February 14, 2017 February 2, 2019
 
Omarosa Manigault Newman
 
Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
January 20, 2017 January 20, 2018 Resignation was announced December 13, 2017.[105][106] It was reported that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly fired Omarosa,[107][108] but Omarosa disputed the account, stating that she resigned.[109][110]
 
Keith Schiller
 
Director of Oval Office Operations
January 20, 2017 September 20, 2017 Left reportedly after White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told him he needed permission to speak to the president and to provide written reports of those conversations[111][112][113]
Bill Stepien[114]  
White House Director of Political Affairs
January 21, 2017 December 7, 2018
 
Don McGahn
 
White House Counsel
January 20, 2017 October 17, 2018[115] President Trump tweeted in August 2018 that McGahn would leave after the Kavanaugh confirmation vote [116]
Emmet Flood October 17, 2018 December 10, 2018
 
Makan Delrahim
 
White House Deputy Counsel
January 20, 2017 September 28, 2017 Left to become United States Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division
 

Gregory G. Katsas

January 22, 2017 December 8, 2017 Left to become Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Stefan Passantino January 20, 2017 August 2018
Ty Cobb  
White House Special Counsel
July 2017 May 2018
 

Stacy Cline Amin

 
White House Associate Counsel
January 2017
 

Rene Augustine

January 2018
 
John Bash
December 2017 Left to become United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas
James Burnham October 2017 Resigned to become a United States Assistant Attorney General
Michael Ellis February 6, 2017
Chris Grieco January 2017 August 2018
Brian Rabbitt November 2017
Jim Schultz January 20, 2017 November 24, 2017
Stuart McCommas  
White House Deputy Associate Counsel
January 2017 April 2018
John M. Dowd  
Personal attorney for President Trump
June 2017 March 22, 2018 Dowd cited Trump's repeatedly ignoring advice, clashing over legal strategy, and the recent hire of attorney Joseph diGenova to the legal team as justification for his resignation,[117][118] while Trump cited his lack of confidence in Dowd to handle the investigation.[118]
Marc Kasowitz  
Legal Advisor to the President
May 24, 2017 July 20, 2017
David Sorensen  
White House speechwriter
January 20, 2017 February 9, 2018 Resigned after his ex-wife Jessica Corbett detailed allegations of physical and emotional abuse during their two-and-a-half year marriage. Sorensen denied the allegations,[119] alleged that she had been abusive towards him and submitted his resignation.[120]
Darren Beattie  
White House speechwriter and Policy Aide to the President
August 19, 2018 [121]
John McEntee  
Personal Aide to the President
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018
Jordan Karem March 13, 2018 January 2019
 
Director of Oval Office Operations
June 6, 2018
 
Ronny Jackson
 
Physician to the President
July 25, 2013 March 28, 2018
Stephen A. Schwarzman  

Chairman of the Strategic and Policy Forum

January 22, 2017 August 16, 2017 [122]
 
Chris Christie
 
Chair of the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission
March 29, 2017 November 1, 2017
 
Charlie Baker
 
Member of the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission
 
Roy Cooper
 
Patrick J. Kennedy
Bertha Madras
 
Pam Bondi
 
Kris Kobach
 
Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
May 11, 2017 January 3, 2018
 
Mary Fallin
 
Co-Chair of the Council of Governors
May 2017 January 14, 2019
 
Dannel Malloy
Reappointment
(Tenure began February 4, 2010)
January 9, 2019
 
Terry Branstad
 
Member of the Council of Governors
March 9, 2011 May 24, 2017
 
Matt Mead
May 1, 2017
 
Brian Sandoval
February 21, 2013
 
Terry McAuliffe
February 24, 2015
 
Rick Snyder
 
Eric Greitens
May 2017 June 1, 2018
 
Bill Haslam
Reappointment
(Tenure began in 2014)
January 19, 2019
 
Mark Dayton[123]
Reappointment
(Tenure began February 24, 2015)
January 7, 2019
 
Rick Scott
May 1, 2017 January 7, 2019
 
Bill Walker
December 3, 2018
 
Charlie Baker
Reappointment
(Tenure began in 2016)
February 22, 2019
 
John Bel Edwards
 
Neomi Rao
 
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
July 18, 2017 March 18, 2019 Left to become Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Kemp Chester  
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
January 20, 2017 March 27, 2017
Richard J. Baum March 28, 2017 February 9, 2018
Taylor Weyeneth  
Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and White House Liaison
January 23, 2017 January 24, 2018 Formerly White House Liaison at the Office of National Drug Control Policy as a political appointee and Deputy White House Liaison/Special Assistant at the Department of Treasury, Weyeneth was the Deputy Chief of Staff until resigning on January 24, 2018.[124] Hired by HUD in March 2018 on opioid policy, he said in January he was "unfairly criticized".[125]
Maria Pagan  

Trade Representative

January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
 
Stephen Vaughn
March 2, 2017 May 15, 2017
 
Kevin Hassett
 
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
September 13, 2017 July 15, 2019 [126]
 
Jason Greenblatt
 
Special Representative for International Negotiations
January 20, 2017 September 2019 (expected)

Office of the Vice PresidentEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Josh Pitcock  
Chief of Staff to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 July 28, 2017
 
Nick Ayers
July 28, 2017 December 31, 2018 Ayers tweeted on December 8 that he would be departing at the end of the year.
Jen Pavlik  
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 September 2017

Jarrod Agen
 
Director of Communications to the Vice President
January 2017 June 2019 [127]
 
Marc Lotter
 
Press Secretary to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 October 2017 [128]
 
Alyssa Farah
October 2017 August 31, 2019 Resigned to become the Pentagon Press Secretary [129]
Francis J. Brooke  
Deputy Staff Secretary to the Vice President
Resigned to become Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
 
Associate Director of Domestic Policy for the Vice President
Joan Virginia O’Hara  
Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Department of AgricultureEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Mike Young
 
Secretary of Agriculture
January 20, 2017 April 25, 2017
 
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
January 20, 2017 October 10, 2017

Department of CommerceEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Karen Dunn Kelley
 
Under Secretary of Commerce
(Economic Affairs)
September 22, 2017 November 28, 2018
 
Mira Ricardel
 
Under Secretary of Commerce
(Export Administration)
September 11, 2017 May 14, 2018 Left to become the deputy national security advisor under John R. Bolton
 
Kenneth E. Hyatt
 
Under Secretary of Commerce
(International Trade)
2016 January 2018
 
Gilbert Kaplan
March 20, 2018 September 19, 2019
 
David Redl
 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Communications and Information)
November 21, 2017 May 9, 2019
 
Michael Platt Jr.
 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs)
October 18, 2017 May 9, 2019
 
Elizabeth Erin Walsh
 
Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Global Markets)
August 17, 2017 May 3, 2018 Walsh was terminated on May 3, 2018 and escorted out of the Department of Commerce headquarters for unknown reasons. An internal investigation was initiated.[130]
 
Director General of the United States Commercial Service
 
Chris Garcia
 
Director of the Minority Business Development Agency
May 22, 2017 February 27, 2018 Washington Post reported that Garcia was one of four Department of Commerce appointees who departed over issues with their security clearance. However, Garcia stated in a brief interview that he had planned to leave the agency for several weeks.[131]
 
Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency
May 22, 2017 February 27, 2018
 
John H. Thompson
 
Director of the United States Census Bureau
August 8, 2013 June 30, 2017
 
Ron S. Jarmin
June 30, 2017 January 7, 2019

Department of DefenseEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
James Mattis
 
Secretary of Defense
January 20, 2017 December 31, 2018 President Trump tweeted that General Mattis would be "retiring" at the end of February 2019; however, Mattis wrote a strongly worded resignation letter rebuking Trump foreign policy behavior, and thus became the first ever Secretary of Defense to resign in protest. Days later, Trump tweeted that Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan would become Acting Secretary on January 1, 2019, two months earlier than Mattis' original departure date.
 
Patrick M. Shanahan
January 1, 2019 June 23, 2019 Shanahan withdrew from consideration for Secretary of Defense.[132]
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense
July 19, 2017 January 1, 2019 Became Acting Secretary of Defense
 
Robert O. Work
May 1, 2014 July 14, 2017
 
Kevin M. Sweeney
 
Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense
January 23, 2017 January 5, 2019 [133]
 
John H. Gibson
 
Chief Management Officer of Defense
February 21, 2018 November 30, 2018 Submitted resignation on
November 5, 2018
 
Deputy Chief Management Officer of Defense
November 29, 2017 February 21, 2018 Became Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense
Pete Giambastiani  
Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Legislative Affairs)
January 20, 2017
 
Jimmy MacStravic
 
Under Secretary of Defense
(Acquisition and Sustainment)
January 20, 2017 August 7, 2017
 
Guy B. Roberts
 
Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs)
November 30, 2017 April 2, 2019
 
Robert Daigle
 
Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
August 3, 2017 May 2019
 
David Norquist
 
Under Secretary of Defense
(Comptroller)
June 2, 2017 July 31, 2019 Became the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
 
Anthony Kurta
 
Under Secretary of Defense
(Personnel and Readiness)
January 20, 2017 November 30, 2017
 
Robert Wilkie
November 30, 2017 July 30, 2018 Became the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
 
Robert H. McMahon
 
Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Logistics and Materiel Readiness)
August 15, 2018 Resigned to become Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment)
Kenneth B. Handelman  
Assistant Secretary of Defense
(International Security Affairs)
January 2017 July 2017
 
Robert Karem
June 7, 2017 October 31, 2018
 
Under Secretary of Defense
(Policy)
June 5, 2017 October 27, 2017
 
David Trachtenberg
October 27, 2017 January 8, 2018
 
Theresa Whelan
January 20, 2017 June 5, 2017
 
Dana W. White
 
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
(Public Affairs)
January 2017 December 31, 2018 The Pentagon spokeswoman was being investigated by the Inspector General when she resigned.[134]
 
Heather Wilson
 
Secretary of the Air Force
May 16, 2017 May 31, 2019 Resigned to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso[135]
 
Lisa Disbrow
January 20, 2017 May 16, 2017
 
Under Secretary of the Air Force
February 24, 2016 June 30, 2017
 
Matthew Donovan
August 4, 2017 June 1, 2019
Steve Iselin  
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Installations and Environment)
2017 2018
 
Phyllis L. Bayer
February 20, 2018 March 30, 2019
 
Robert M. Speer
 
Secretary of the Army
January 20, 2017 August 2, 2017
 
Ryan McCarthy
August 3, 2017 November 20, 2017
June 23, 2019 July 15, 2019 McCarthy was Acting Army Secretary while Esper was Acting Defense Secretary. Now that Esper is Defense Secretary, McCarthy is Acting Army Secretary yet again and has been nominated to succeed Esper as Army Secretary.
 
Mark Esper
November 20, 2017 July 23, 2019 Became the United States Secretary of Defense
 
Secretary of Defense
June 23, 2019 July 15, 2019 Pres. Trump appointed Esper Acting Defense Secretary and nominated him for Defense Secretary. By law, Esper could not serve as Acting Secretary during the confirmation process, so Navy Secretary Spencer was Acting Defense Secretary for a brief period.
 
Richard Spencer
July 15, 2019 July 23, 2019
 
Sean Stackley
 
Secretary of the Navy
January 20, 2017 August 3, 2017
 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Development and Acquisition)
July 28, 2008 August 3, 2017

Department of EducationEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Phil Rosenfelt  
Secretary of Education
January 20, 2017 February 7, 2017
Carlos G. Muñiz  
General Counsel of Education
April 23, 2018 January 24, 2019
 
Douglas Webster
 
Chief Financial Officer of Education
January 9, 2018 [136]

Department of EnergyEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Grace Bochenek
 
Secretary of Energy
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
 
Kevin J. McIntyre
 
Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
December 7, 2017 October 22, 2018
 
Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
January 2, 2019 Died in office
 
Neil Chatterjee
 
Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
August 10, 2017 December 7, 2017 Replaced by Kevin J. McIntyre
 
Robert Powelson
 
Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
May 8, 2017 July 1, 2018 Left to become the president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies

Department of Health and Human ServicesEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Norris Cochran
 
Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 20, 2017 February 10, 2017
 
Tom Price
February 10, 2017 September 29, 2017 Resigned following scrutiny of his use of private charters and military aircraft for travel.[137][138][139] His tenure was the shortest in the office's history.[139]
 
Don J. Wright
September 29, 2017 October 10, 2017
 
Assistant Secretary for Health
February 10, 2017 February 15, 2018
Karen DeSalvo October 2014 February 2017
 
Charmaine Yoest
 
Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Public Affairs)
May 14, 2017 February 28, 2018 Left to join the Office of National Drug Control Policy[140]
Ximena Barreto  
Deputy Director of Communications
December 4, 2017 July 27, 2018 Resigned after reportedly making anti-Muslim comments[141]
 
Brenda Fitzgerald
 
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 7, 2017 January 31, 2018 Resigned due to scrutiny of her financial holdings, which included stock in Japan Tobacco.[142] Her tenure was the shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments.[143]
 
Scott Gottlieb
 
Commissioner of Food and Drugs
May 11, 2017 April 5, 2019 Announced his resignation on March 5[144]

Department of Homeland SecurityEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
John F. Kelly
 
Secretary of Homeland Security
January 20, 2017 July 31, 2017 Resigned to become White House Chief of Staff
 
Elaine Duke
July 31, 2017 December 6, 2017
 
Kirstjen Nielsen
December 6, 2017 April 10, 2019 President Trump announced via tweet, "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service."
 
Kevin McAleenan
April 11, 2019 October 11, 2019 [145]
 
Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
January 20, 2017 April 11, 2019 Became Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
John P. Sanders April 15, 2019 July 7, 2019 Mark Morgan became Acting Commissioner. Congressman Bennie Thompson describes DHS leadership as "a constant game of musical chairs."
 
Russell Deyo
 
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
November 1, 2016 April 4, 2017
 
Elaine Duke
April 10, 2017 April 15, 2018
 
Claire Grady
April 16, 2018 April 10, 2019 Reportedly forced to resign to make way for Kevin McAleenan to become Acting Secretary[146]
 
Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(Management)
August 8, 2017 April 10, 2019
Robert P. Hayes  
Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(Intelligence and Analysis)
March 2017 August 2017
Benjamin Cassidy  
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
(Legislative Affairs)
April 3, 2017 March 20, 2018
Richard Staropoli  
Chief Information Officer of Homeland Security
April 2017 August 2017 [147]
John Mitnick  
General Counsel of Homeland Security
March 6, 2018 September 17, 2019 [148]
 
Thomas Homan
 
Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
January 30, 2017 June 30, 2018 Retired
 
Ronald Vitiello
 
Chief of the United States Border Patrol
February 1, 2017 April 25, 2017 Resigned to become Acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection[149]
 
Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
April 26, 2017 June 29, 2018 Appointed as the deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as the acting director
 
Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
June 30, 2018 April 12, 2019 His nomination as Director was withdrawn April 5.[150]
 
Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
June 30, 2018 April 12, 2019
 
Matthew Albence
April 13, 2019 May 28, 2019
 
Mark Morgan
May 28, 2019 July 7, 2019 Named Acting Commissioner of CBP. Deputy Director Albence becomes Acting Director once again. The Trump administration has never had a Senate-confirmed ICE Director.
 
Brock Long
 
Administrator of the
Federal Emergency Management Agency
June 23, 2017 March 8, 2019 Announced his resignation February 13, effective March 8, 2019, with his deputy, Peter Gaynor, to serve as acting administrator[151]
 
Randolph Alles
 
Director of the United States Secret Service
April 25, 2017 May 1, 2019 [152]
 
Lee Cissna
 
Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
October 8, 2017 June 1, 2019 Submitted his resignation at the request of Trump on May 24, 2019, effective June 1.[153]
 
John V. Kelly
 
DHS Inspector General
December 1, 2017 June 2019 Retired earlier than planned following revelations that he directed his staff to whitewash audits of DHS performance after federal disasters.[154]

Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Craig Clemmensen
 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
 
Pam Patenaude
 
Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
September 27, 2017 January 17, 2019 Announced in December 2018 that she planned to resign in the new year[155]
 
Suzanne Israel Tufts
 
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Administration)
January 5, 2018 October 19, 2018 Resigned after controversy over being the next acting inspector general for the Interior Department[156]
 
Neal Rackleff
 
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(Community Planning and Development)
October 18, 2017 November 2018 [157]
Michael Bright  
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae
July 2017 January 16, 2019
 
Interim President of Ginnie Mae
July 2017 January 16, 2019 President Trump nominated him to be permanent president of Ginnie Mae in May 2018, but the nomination was not confirmed before Bright resigned[158]

Department of the InteriorEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Kevin Haugrud  
Secretary of the Interior
January 20, 2017 March 1, 2017
 
Ryan Zinke
March 1, 2017 January 2, 2019 [159]
Julie Lillie  
Deputy Secretary of the Interior
January 20, 2017 August 1, 2017
 
David Bernhardt
August 1, 2017 April 11, 2019 Became Secretary of the Interior[160]
Gavin Clarkson  
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior
(Indian Affairs)
June 11, 2017 December 29, 2017 [161]

Department of JusticeEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Jeff Sessions
 
Attorney General
February 8, 2017 November 7, 2018 Resigned at the request of President Trump. Replaced temporarily with Matthew Whitaker.[162]
 
Sally Yates
January 20, 2017 January 30, 2017 Dismissed by President Trump on January 30, after she instructed the Justice Department not to make legal arguments defending Executive Order 13769
 
Deputy Attorney General
January 10, 2015 January 30, 2017
 
Dana Boente
 
Attorney General
January 30, 2017 February 9, 2017
 
Deputy Attorney General
February 9, 2017 April 25, 2017
 
Rod Rosenstein
 
Deputy Attorney General
April 26, 2017 May 11, 2019 Despite numerous reports of his resignation or firing, he lasted through the release of the Mueller Report and the appointments of AG Barr and DAG Rosen.
 
Jody Hunt
 
Chief of Staff to the Attorney General
February 2017 October 2017
 
Matthew Whitaker
October 2017 November 7, 2018 [163]
 
Attorney General
November 7, 2018 February 14, 2019
 
Senior Counselor in the Office of the Associate Attorney General
February 15, 2019 March 2, 2019
 
Rachel Brand
 
Associate Attorney General
May 22, 2017 February 20, 2018 Resigned to take a job as head of global corporate governance at Walmart[164]
 
Jesse Panuccio
February 2017 May 22, 2017
February 21, 2018 May 3, 2019
 
Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General
February 2017 May 14, 2019
 
United States Attorneys
Various March 10, 2017

On March 10, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions requested the resignations of 46 United States Attorneys.[165] Trump declined to accept the resignations of Dana Boente, who was serving as Acting Deputy Attorney General, and Rod Rosenstein, whom Trump had selected to become Deputy Attorney General.[166][167][168] Trump also allowed Deirdre M. Daly and Richard S. Hartunian to remain in office for a period of several months until they completed 20 years of service at the Justice Department.[169] Preet Bharara refused to resign and was fired.[170][171]

 
James Comey
 
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
September 4, 2013 May 9, 2017

Statements from Trump and the White House suggested he had been dismissed to ease the "pressure" on Trump due to the Russia investigation.[172][173][174] Later that month he arranged for a friend to tell the press about a memo he had written after a February 14 private meeting with the president. It said Trump had asked him to end the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor. His dismissal, the memo, and Comey's subsequent Congressional testimony were interpreted by some commentators as evidence of obstruction of justice and became part of a widening investigation by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.[175]

 
Andrew McCabe
May 9, 2017 August 2, 2017
 
Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
February 1, 2016 January 29, 2018 Resigned after being repeatedly taunted by President Trump.[176][177] He then went on paid leave until his scheduled retirement date of March 18, 2018.[178] On March 16, 2018, Jeff Sessions fired McCabe 26 hours before his scheduled retirement.[179][180] Sessions said he based his action on reports from the DOJ Inspector General and the FBI's disciplinary office saying that McCabe had made unauthorized releases of information to the media and had "lacked candor" in talking about it. McCabe denied he had ever been dishonest and charged that his firing was politically motivated.[181][182][183]
Michael Kortan  
Assistant Director for Public Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
September 2009 February 2018 [184]
Hugh Hurwitz  
Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
May 2018 August 19, 2019 Removed after Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide while in Federal custody

Department of LaborEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Edward C. Hugler
 
Secretary of Labor
January 20, 2017 April 28, 2017
 
Alexander Acosta
April 28, 2017 July 19, 2019 Resigned due to controversy over his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case when he was a U.S. Attorney in Florida in 2008.
 
Patrick Pizzella
July 20, 2019 September 30, 2019 Deputy Secretary Pizzella was Acting Secretary until the swearing-in of Eugene Scalia.
Katherine Brunett McGuire  
Assistant Secretary of Labor
(Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs)
January 2, 2018 January 25, 2019

Department of StateEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Rex Tillerson
 
Secretary of State
February 1, 2017 March 31, 2018 Fired March 13, 2018.[185] His tenure was the fifteenth-shortest in the office's 228-year history, and the third-shortest since World War II.[c] Tillerson is the only Secretary of State since at least 1945 to have been fired.[186]
 
Thomas A. Shannon Jr.
January 20, 2017 February 1, 2017
 
Deputy Secretary of State
February 1, 2017 May 24, 2017
 
Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs)
February 12, 2016 June 4, 2018
 
Margaret Peterlin
 
Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State
February 12, 2017 March 31, 2018
 
Michael McKinley
 
Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State
November 2018 October 10, 2019 [187]
 
Kiron Skinner
 
Director of Policy Planning
September 4, 2018 August 2, 2019 [188]
 
Patrick F. Kennedy
 
Under Secretary of State (Management)
November 15, 2007 January 26, 2017
 
Bruce Wharton
 
Under Secretary of State
(Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs)
December 8, 2016 July 2017
 
Steve Goldstein
December 4, 2017 March 13, 2018 Shortly after President Trump dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 13, 2018, Goldstein released a statement that Tillerson did not know why he had been fired and that Tillerson had only learned of his firing that morning from Trump's tweet.[189][190] Goldstein's statement was seen as contradicting the official account of Tillerson's dismissal, which was that Tillerson was informed on March 9 that Trump intended to replace him,[191] and Goldstein was fired from his position.[189][190] According to Axios, Goldstein was disliked in the White House and "seen as openly anti-Trump."[192]
 
Heather Nauert
March 13, 2018 October 10, 2018 In December 2018, Trump chose the former Fox & Friends journalist to be the next UN Ambassador, but her nomination was never submitted to the Senate. Nauert left the State Department and joined the board of the Fulbright Program.
 
Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
April 24, 2017 April 3, 2019
 
Mark Toner
 
Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
January 20, 2017 April 24, 2017
 
Deputy Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
June 1, 2015 May 2017
 
Jennifer Gillian Newstead
 
Legal Adviser of State
January 22, 2018 April 22, 2019
 
Mary Kirtley Waters
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(Legislative Affairs)
December 20, 2017 October 2018
 
Daniel R. Russel
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
July 16, 2013 March 8, 2017
 
A. Wess Mitchell
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(European and Eurasian Affairs)
October 12, 2017 February 15, 2019 [193]
 
Mary Catherine Phee
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(International Organization Affairs)
December 12, 2017 March 2018
 
William E. Todd
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(South and Central Asian Affairs)
January 20, 2017 June 12, 2017
 
Director General of the Foreign Service
June 12, 2017 February 1, 2019
 
Arnold A. Chacón
December 22, 2014 June 2, 2017
 
Kimberly Breier
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(Western Hemisphere Affairs)
October 15, 2018 August 30, 2019 Resigned due to internal disputes over immigration policies
 
Joyce Anne Barr
 
Assistant Secretary of State (Administration)
December 19, 2011 January 26, 2017
 
Michele Thoren Bond
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(Consular Affairs)
August 10, 2015 January 27, 2017
 
Mark Taplin
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(Educational and Cultural Affairs)
January 2017 August 2017
 
Jennifer Zimdahl Galt
November 13, 2017 March 29, 2018
 
Ambassador to Mongolia
October 5, 2015 November 10, 2017
 
Susan Stevenson
 
Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs)
January 20, 2017 February 3, 2018
 
Thomas M. Countryman
 
Under Secretary of State
(Arms Control and International Security Affairs)
October 12, 2016 January 27, 2017
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(International Security and Nonproliferation)
September 29, 2011 January 27, 2017
 
C.S. Eliot Kang
January 27, 2017 January 8, 2018
 
Yleem Poblete
 
Assistant Secretary of State
(Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance)
April 30, 2018 June 7, 2019
 
Nikki Haley
 
Ambassador to the United Nations
January 27, 2017 December 31, 2018 Ambassador Haley announced her resignation in October 2018, effective by the end of the year[194]
 
Jonathan Cohen
January 1, 2019 July 31, 2019 Cohen was Acting UN Ambassador until the confirmation of Kelly Craft.
 
Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations
June 8, 2018 August 1, 2019 Became Ambassador to Egypt
 
Marie Yovanovitch
 
Ambassador to Ukraine
August 29, 2016 May 20, 2019 The career diplomat was scheduled to remain until July, but Trump removed her when she objected to Rudy Giuliani's activities in Ukraine.
 
William F. Hagerty
 
Ambassador to Japan
August 31, 2017 July 22, 2019
 
Brett McGurk
 
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
October 23, 2015 December 31, 2018 Ambassador McGurk, an Obama holdover who had planned to retire in February 2019, resigned in protest of the Trump administration's Syria policy[195]
 
Kelley Eckels Currie
 
Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council
August 4, 2017 February 18, 2019 On March 8, 2019, she was nominated to be the next Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.[196]
 
Kurt Volker
 
Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations
July 7, 2017 September 27, 2019 Resigned after his involvement in the Trump–Ukraine controversy came to light.[197]

Department of TransportationEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Jeffrey Rosen
 
Deputy Secretary of Transportation
May 18, 2017 May 22, 2019 Became Deputy Attorney General.[198]
 
Derek Kan
 
Under Secretary of Transportation (Policy)
December 4, 2017 July 2019
 
Daniel Elwell
 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
January 7, 2018 July 24, 2019 Deputy Administrator Elwell was Acting Administrator from the expiration of Michael Huerta's term until the confirmation of Stephen Dickson.

Department of the TreasuryEdit

Department of Veterans AffairsEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
Robert Snyder
 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
January 20, 2017 February 14, 2017
 
David Shulkin
February 14, 2017 March 28, 2018 On March 28, 2018, Trump announced on Twitter that Shulkin had been fired.[203][204] Following his dismissal, controversy erupted about efforts by the White House to privatize VA healthcare[205] and Shulkin's allegedly inappropriate taxpayer-funded foreign trips.[206]
 
Robert Wilkie
March 28, 2018 May 29, 2018
 
Peter O'Rourke
May 29, 2018 July 30, 2018
 
Gina Farrisee
 
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
January 20, 2017 February 25, 2017
Scott Blackburn February 26, 2017 August 9, 2017
 
Thomas G. Bowman
August 10, 2017 June 15, 2018 Retired[207]
Poonam Alaigh  
Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Health)
May 2017 September 25, 2017 [208]
 
Peter Shelby
 
Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(Human Resources and Administration)
February 24, 2018 Summer 2018 Retired
 
Donald P. Loren
 
Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(Operations, Security and Preparedness)

Intelligence communityEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Meroe Park  
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
January 20, 2017 January 23, 2017
 
Mike Pompeo
January 23, 2017 April 26, 2018 Became Secretary of State
 
Gina Haspel
 
Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
February 2, 2017 May 21, 2018 Became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
 
Dan Coats
 
Director of National Intelligence
March 16, 2017 August 15, 2019 [209]
 
Susan M. Gordon
 
Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
September 5, 2017 Gordon leaving along with Coats cleared the way for Trump to appoint Joseph Maguire as acting DNI.[d]

Independent agenciesEdit

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
 
J. Christopher Giancarlo
 
Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
August 3, 2017 April 13, 2019
 
Richard Cordray
 
Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 4, 2012 November 24, 2017 After President Trump was inaugurated, he and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney worked to undermine Cordray and the CFPB[210]
 
Mick Mulvaney
November 25, 2017 December 11, 2018
 
David Silberman
 
Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 11, 2016 November 24, 2017
Leandra English November 24, 2017 July 9, 2018
Carl Higbie  
Chief of External Affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service
August 2017 January 19, 2018 Resigned in January 2018 after racist, sexist, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT and comments about fellow veterans with PTSD, came to light[211][212]
 
Scott Pruitt
 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
February 17, 2017 July 9, 2018 Resignation tendered July 5, to be effective Friday, July 6, when the Deputy Administrator became Acting Administrator[213][214]
 
Andrew R. Wheeler
 
Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
April 20, 2018 February 28, 2019 Became EPA Administrator[215]
 
William Wehrum
 
Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Air and Radiation
November 20, 2017 June 30, 2019
 
Mignon Clyburn
 
Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission
August 3, 2009 June 2018 Retired
 
Philip A. Miscimarra
 
Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board
January 23, 2017 April 23, 2017
April 24, 2017 December 16, 2017
 
Linda Puchala
 
Member of the National Mediation Board
November 2, 2017 July 1, 2018
 
Walter Shaub
 
Director of the Office of Government Ethics
January 9, 2013 July 19, 2017 Shaub was outspoken with concerns about the Trump Administration during the transition period and after Trump's inauguration.[216][217][218][216][219][220] Shaub resigned six months before the end of his term, saying that ethics rules should be tighter.[221][222]
 
Jeff Tien Han Pon
 
Director of the Office of Personnel Management
March 9, 2018 October 5, 2018
 
Margaret Weichert
October 5, 2018 September 11, 2019 The Senate confirmed Dale Cabaniss as OPM Director. Weichart remains the Deputy Director for Management in the Office of Management and Budget.
 
Ray Washburne
 
President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
September 5, 2017 March 1, 2019
 
Mel Watt
 
Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
January 6, 2014 January 6, 2019
 
Linda McMahon
 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration
February 14, 2017 April 12, 2019 In March 2019, the former WWE executive announced she was leaving the SBA to work for the America First Action SuperPAC.[223]
 
Althea Coetzee
 
Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration
August 3, 2017 April 15, 2018 [224]
 
Ann M. Ravel
 
Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission
October 25, 2013 March 1, 2017
 
Lee E. Goodman
October 22, 2013 February 16, 2018
 
Matthew S. Petersen
June 24, 2008 August 31, 2019

BanksEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Excluding interim appointments.
  2. ^ Excluding interim appointments. Also excludes James Brady, who was permanently disabled by a gunshot wound 69 days into his tenure, and George Stephanopoulos, who briefed the press during his tenure as Communications Director though the title formally belonged to Dee Dee Myers.
  3. ^ Excluding interim appointments. Behind Edmund Muskie and Lawrence Eagleburger.
  4. ^ Coats or Gordon may be the “senior national security official” who told Jake Tapper: “Everyone at this point ignores what the president says and just does their job. The American people should take some measure of confidence in that.”

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