President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce some domestic Cabinet picks on Friday, a source familiar with the matter says, with the official rollout of retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of US Central Command, for Defense Secretary likely coming later on Tuesday.
The source also provided insight into Biden’s decision to select Austin, pointing to their long working relationship together along with his experience as a reason for the selection. The President-elect has developed a long standing trust and comfort level with him, including spending time in the Situation Room, the source added.
The selection would make Austin one of the most prominent members of Biden's Cabinet and incoming administration, and if confirmed, he would become the first Black man to lead the Pentagon.
Here's a look at who Biden has selected for his Cabinet so far: