President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer US envoy: No good military options against North Korea Trump official and TV surrogate leaving White House: reports Biden: I regret not being president MORE on Thursday offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn a position as his national security adviser, senior Trump officials said, with an official announcement set to come Friday.
In July, the retired lieutenant general emerged as one of the top potential candidates to become Trump's vice presidential pick.
Throughout Trump's campaign, Flynn also served as a military adviser, giving Trump advice on questions of foreign policy and military strategy.
Jason Miller, an aide to Trump, foreshadowed the announcement on Wednesday, stating that Flynn would be a "fantastic" candidate for the position.
"He'd be a fantastic addition. I'll let the president-elect make that decision. I'm a huge fan of Gen. Flynn," he said in an interview with Fox News's Megyn Kelly.