Secretary of Treasury - Steve Mnuchin
Steve Mnuchin is currently the chairman, CEO and co-founder of the hedge fund Dune Capital Management. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Goldman Sachs and founded the One West Bank Group.
Secretary of Defense - Former General James Mattis
General James Mattis retired in 2013 from the U.S. Marine Corps as a four-star general, where he also headed up the U.S. Central Command. His service in the Marine Corps included Operation Desert Storm in the early 90s, leading the Special Operations Forces against the Taliban in Afghanistan immediately following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and leading the Marine battle to Baghdad in Iraq in 2003.
Attorney General - Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
Sen. Jeff Sessions has served in the Senate since his first election in 1996. He is a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and the Budget Committee. He also serves on the Armed Services Committee and Environment & Public Works Committee. Previously, Sessions was the Attorney General of Alabama and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.
Secretary of the Interior - Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont.
Rep. Ryan Zinke represents the entire state of Montana in the state's at-large congressional district. He is a retired Navy SEAL who won two Bronze Stars during his tours of duty in Iraq. In Congress, he served on the Natural Resources Committee which oversees the Interior Department as well as national parks. Zinke has a geology degree from the University of Oregon
Secretary of Commerce - Wilbur Ross
Wilbur Ross is currently the chairman of the private equity company he co-founded, WL Ross & Co. He is a billionaire investor known for his investments into steel and coal companies that helped revive them in the early 2000s. As the Secretary of Commerce, he'll be charged with implemented President-elect Trump's goals when it comes to renegotiating trade deals.
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development - Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who was the first (and only so far) surgeon to successfully separate Siamese twins joined at the head. He retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2013. He unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
Secretary of Transportation - Elaine Chao
Elaine Chao served for eight years as Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush, where she was the longest-serving Labor Secretary since World War II. She was the first woman of Asian descent to be appointed to a cabinet-level position. She is the wife of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Secretary of Education - Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos is currently the chairwoman of the American Federal for Children, an education advocacy group. With her husband, she co-founded the technology and clean energy company Windquest Group. She also served as the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party.
Secretary of Homeland Security - Former General John F. Kelly
John F. Kelly retired a four-star general from the Marine Corps in 2016. Currently, he is the chairman of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit that is working to build a museum to the Marine Corps. General Kelly's career included service in Iraq in 2003 and commander of the U.S. Southern Command.