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for the Next Presidential Administration from the Latte Party, Draft Version 1


To the Honorable Michael Richard Pence,

Vice President-Elect of the United States

Chief, Presidential Transition Team of the President-Elect of the United States Donald John Trump

SUBJECT:  Recommendations for appointments to the Cabinet of the United States and key positions in the Executive Office of the President

November 13th, 2016 in the year of our Lord 2016

Dear Sir,

After careful consideration, we have composed our recommended choices for the next Presidential administration’s cabinet and key appointees worthy of serious consideration.  For several of these recommended appointees, members of our organization have either personally met and/or corresponded with that person, or are connected to them in some way.  In some cases, we have listed more than one choice. This is version 1, for which we will complete the remainder of this list following some continued research, understanding that during the eight years of the administration of 45th President of the United States, there will likely be more than one appointee per post.  We have a dossier on each of these recommended appointees which serve as a record of our merit-based justification for their inclusion on this listing.

As an extension of our active citizenship and quest to make a contribution to our beloved Constitutional Republic, we hereby submit for your consideration our recommendations for the next cabinet level appointees and senior positions in the Executive Branch of the United States Government and Executive Office of the President.

Thank you for considering this series of recommendations.  Congratulations on the historic and unprecedented victory for which we all worked so hard.  Thank you for fighting for us and for your service to the United States of America.  And, good luck in what will assuredly be the most succesimgl1406sful Presidential administration in our nation’s history.

Respectfully Submitted,

Anne Marie Acks-Ruple, President, Latte Party

John M. Peterson III, Chairman, Latte Party

Michelle Care Wix, Senior Vice President, Latte Party





Secretary of DEFENSE –  Michael P. Flynn, (Retired Lt. General, U.S. Army and former DIA Director)

  • Secretary of the Army – Honorable Allen West (retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and combat arms veteran of the Global War on Terrorism, former U.S. House of Representatives)

Or James Jay Carafano (retired U.S. Army Colonel, currently at the Heritage Foundation)

Or Tommy Ray Franks (retired General, U.S. Army and Commander of the U.S. Central Command)

  • Secretary of the Air Force – Representative Martha McSally of Arizona (Retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force, first female combat fighter pilot, first female commander of a fighter squadron in combat)
  • Secretary of the Navy – Admiral/Doctor John Stavridis (Retired U.S. Navy Admiral, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, now Dean of the Fletcher School of International Affairs at Tufts University) Representative Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma (current U.S. Navy Reserve pilot who flew combat missions in Iraq)

Or Honorable James H. Webb Jr. – (former U.S. Senator, former Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan, Vietnam War combat infantry officer in the U.S. Marines)

Or William H. McRaven (Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy SEAL, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) – Call back to active duty either Eric T. Olson (Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy SEAL, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, JSOC, and NAVSPECWARDEVGRU aka SEAL Team 6) or William H. McRaven (Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy SEAL, former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, JSOC, and NAVSPECWARDEVGRU aka SEAL Team 6. Commanded JSOC for the mission that neutralized Osama Bin Laden, Operation Neptune Spear in May 2011)

Secretary of STATE – Honorable John Bolton (former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations)

  • Ambassador to the United Nations – Kurt Marisa (Retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force, current President of the Foreign Area Officers Association)
  • Ambassador to the Russian Federation – Honorable Condoleeza Rice (former Secretary of State, former National Security Advisor)
  • Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – Honorable Jon M. Huntsman Jr. (former U.S. Ambassador to China & Singapore, Governor of Utah, Chairman of the Atlantic Council think tank)
  • Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran – Mr. Ali Frentzen (native speaking Persian-Farsi, former intelligence analyst)
  • Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK aka North Korea) – Mr. Mark Patton (businessman and U.S. resident living in South Korea, fluent in Korean)

Secretary of HOMELAND SECURITY – Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Wisconsin

  • Director, United States Secret Service – Mr. Daniel John Bongino (former U.S. Secret Service Agent / Criminal Investigator)22464_106312806047048_8061914_n
  • Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Inspector Elliott Grollman (currently federal law enforcement officer with Federal Protective Service, U.S. Army Reserve Colonel of Military Police)
  • Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – Mr. John Gnagey (retired law enforcement officer and past president of the National Tactical Officers Association)

Department of Justice Department / ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES  – Honor19191_548661631812161_1656439882_nable Rudolph William Louis Giuliani (former U.S. Associate Attorney General, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, former Mayor of New York City)

  • FBI Director – Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina
  • DEA Director – Special Agent Chuck Soltys
  • US Marshals Service Director – Jeffrey Chudwin (President, Illinois Tactical Officers Association, Retired Chief of Police, Olympia Fields, IL, Attorney)

Secretary of HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Dr. Benjamin Carson (or Surgeon General of the United States)


Secretary of VETERANS AFFAIRS – Mr. Gary A. Sinise, Entertainer and Philanthropist3-imgl5217

Or Oliver North (Retired, Colonel U.S. Marine Corps and former Deputy Director, National Security Council)

Or Ronald “R.” Lee Ermey (U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, Vietnam War)



Secretary of the TREASURY – Mrs. Heidi Cruz of Texas13051566_1729178944025866_1906525615442596281_n

Secretary of the INTERIOR – Honorable Ludmya B. “Mia” Love (U.S. Representative from Utah)

Secretary of ENERGY – Honorable Susana Martinez (Governor of New Mexico)

Secretary of AGRICULTURE – Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa

Secretary of COMMERCE – Mr. Herman Cain

Secretary of LABOR – Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee

Secretary of TRANSPORTATION – Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire

Secretary of HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT – Ms. Calandra Vargas (former Republican candidate for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District)

Secretary of EDUCATION – Mr. Dinesh D’Sousa  or Honorable Condoleeza Rice (former Secretary of State, former National Security Advisor)


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (EOP) AND CABINET LEVEL and key appointees in the Executive 13055325_1729178650692562_4213674513882158418_nOffice of the President (EOP) and Executive Branch:

  • Chief of Staff to the President (White House Chief of Staff) – Honorable Newt Gingrich

Or Mr. Reince Priebus


  • Deputy White House Chief of Staff – Mrs. Kellyanne E. Conway
  • Deputy White House Chief of Staff – Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey
  • White House Communications Director / Office of the Press Secretary – Ms. Laura Ingraham
  • Office of Legislative Affairs – Mr Reince Priebus
  • Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) Dr. Sebastian Gorka (Institute of World Politics, Adjunct Instructor for USSOCOM)
  • Director of National Intelligence (DNI) – Anthony Shaffer (Retired Colonel, U.S. Army, former DIA, combat veteran)
  • Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) – Ms. Frances M. Fragos Townsend (former Counterterrorism & Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, for U.S. Attorney’s Office, Chief Counsel to the Attorney General for Intelligence Policy, and DOJ Office of International Programs)

Or Michael P. Flynn, (Retired Lt. General, U.S. Army and former DIA Director) if he does not become SECDEF

  • Director, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – Mr. Michael Baker (former CIA Operations Officer)

Or Gary Bernsten (former CIA Counterterrorism Center Officer)trump-photo-1

Or Jose Rodriguez (retired CIA Director of the National Clandestine Service, career CIA Operations Officer)

Or Anthony Shaffer (Retired Colonel, U.S. Army, former DIA, combat veteran

  • Director of the Office of Management and Budget – Honorable Paul Ryan
  • Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency – Julius Caesar “J. C.” Watts, Jr.
  • Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers – Simon Johnson
  • US Trade Representative – to be determined
  • Administrator of the Small Business Administration – to be determined



Latte Party Meme Memorials Initial July 2015









In the Latte Party organization, we love and dearly want to help our country. We seek to make a contribution. We do more than just talk about the issues, we focus on solutions and being constructive. Becoming truly informed and then finding a practical application for what we learn, to include recommending practical solutions as well, are hallmarks of our group. Knowing that there is much damage to repair and a number of domestic, economic, and international security challenges that we face, it will be critical to have the right persons appointed to next cabinet, the hundreds of other appointee positions in the Executive Office of the President, and other key leader posts in the Executive Branch.

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PHOTO CREDITS:   Donald J. Trump / Trump/Pence 2016 and John M. Peterson III