— -- Even though Donald Trump has previously cited himself as his top adviser on foreign policy issues, he has now released a list of some other experts that he leans on.
The Republican presidential front-runner said during a "Morning Joe" interview last week that he consults with himself on foreign policy issues "because I have a very good brain," but today he released the names of other members of the team.
During a meeting with The Washington Post editorial board, Trump reportedly shared the names of five of his go-to experts.
Gen. Keith Kellogg
After an extensive military career, Kellogg has been working in the private sector.
Kellogg had a "decorated 32-year career" in the Army, according to a press release announcing his joining a consulting company, and was the chief operating officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, for five months from the end of 2003 into the spring of 2004.
"He played a key role in the effort to rebuild Iraq and bridge the link between security and critical infrastructure," the press release states.
Kellogg was awarded the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, which is considered the highest award that the Secretary of Defense can give a private citizen, according to the press release.
Trump isn't the only one consulting Page on world issues, as he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has previously covered issues relating to energy development in the Caspian Sea region.
He is also an adjunct associate professor at New York University and a fellow at the Center for National Policy.
Another energy expert on Trump's list was Papdopoulos, who reportedly focused his work at a conservative think tank in D.C. on energy security.
Papadopoulos is a 2009 graduate of DePaul University and has a master's degree from University College London, according to his LinkedIn page.
Phares, who is originally from Lebanon, is a professor at the National Defense University in D.C. and Trump described him as "a counter-terrorism expert."
He is the author of 11 books, covering a variety of topics relating to the Middle East, jihadism and Lebanese politics.
Schmitz is the second member of the group to have served in the armed forces. He graduated from the Naval Academy and served in the Navy before pursuing a legal career and then federal career.
He was nominated to the role of Inspector General of the Defense Department by former President George W. Bush in 2001 before resigning four years later. He then held an executive role at Blackwater, a private military contractor.
He comes from a well-known family, as his father John Schmitz was a member of the House of Representatives, and his sister Mary Kay Letourneau gained infamy after having a sexual relationship with her 12-year-old student, to whom she is now married.