President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn a position as his national security advisor, senior Trump officials told the Associated Press and the New York Times.
Flynn was reportedly a top candidate for the position and was said to be Trump’s choice after the pair met on Wednesday.

Flynn has held a number of military roles throughout his career, serving as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and chair of the Military Intelligence Board.

In July, the retired general emerged as one of the top potential candidates to become Trump’s vice presidential pick.

Throughout Trump’s campaign, Flynn has 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.