Tom Donilon will take over as national security adviser to President Barack Obama, the White House announced. The move follows a wave of position changes, including Rahm Emmanuel, who recently resigned as White House chief of staff, as the White House gears up for the midterm elections.
Donilon, former lobbyist and State Department chief of staff during the Clinton administration, currently serves as the deputy national security adviser.
James Jones, the current adviser, will step down effective at the end of the month. He has a long military career, including serving as Supreme Allied commander, Europe, and commander of the United States European Command before joining the Obama cabinet. He is expected to serve on boards and offer counsel to the White House after his resignation.