Carson doesn't seem to have any relevant professional experience, but he did grow up in the inner city.
The longtime Marine general could be the next Pentagon head—if Trump's tweets are any guide.
America doesn't know much about Jeff Sessions yet, but the hard-right senator is beloved in Alabama for his unwavering conservatism.
Arkansas senator Tom Cotton has made a career out of supporting waterboarding and the defense industry while denouncing radical Islam and illegal immigration.
The decision has not been officially announced, but sources involved in Trump's transition reportedly said the hyper-conservative senator has been offered the position.