Author Archives: Federalist Pen

Rex Wayne Tillerson

Rex Wayne Tillerson, Nominee, Secretary of State On December 13, 2016, Rex Tillerson was nominated as President-Elect Trump’s Secretary of State.  Mr. Tillerson is the chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil. He has chosen to retire from this company in light of his nomination. Mr. Tillerson began his career with ExxonMobil in 1975, moving up the corporate ladder, eventually becoming the chairman and CEO in 2006.  As such, he has worked with a broad range of businesses and with many different […]

General (Ret) James Mattis

General (Ret) James Mattis, Nominee for Secretary of Defense and Congressional Waivers Much has been said about President-Elect Trump’s potential nominees during the vetting process, especially for the key Secretary of Defense position in the Executive Branch. President-Elect Trump has nominated General (Ret.) James “Mad Dog” Mattis, U.S. Marine Corps. General Mattis has an impressive resume in regards to military service, with the experience necessary to understand the complexities of National Defense, military engagement in the world, and cooperation between […]

Senator Jefferson B. Sessions

Senator Jefferson B. Sessions, Nominee for Attorney General of the United States President-elect Donald Trump nominated Senator Jefferson B. Sessions (R-AL) as the Attorney General for the United States of America on November 18, 2016. His nomination again sparked controversy, with renewed speculation over his past actions during his time as Assistant United States Attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and as United States Attorney for the same office, for which […]