Robert Harward: Everything you need to know about possible national security adviser

Harward under consideration to replace Michael Flynn: WH official.

Here’s everything you need to know about the man who could serve as Trump’s chief White House adviser on national security issues.

Name: Robert S. Harward

Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island

What he used to do:

Harward was appointed in 2011 as the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command, serving until his retirement from the military in 2013.

Career track:

Harward enlisted in the Navy and was later awarded a fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1979. He qualified as a surface warfare officer aboard the destroyer USS Scott before joining the naval special warfare community. Harward was the honor man of his basic underwater demolition/SEAL class — an award given to the most outstanding member of the training course.

He holds a master’s degree in international relations and strategic security affairs, served as a federal executive fellow at the Rand Corp. and completed the Center for International Studies’ foreign policy program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to the biography.

Harward was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award in 2013 by the U.S. Naval War College for his prominence in the field of national security. In 2012 he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for individuals “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration,” according to the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, which sponsors the award.

Things you might not know about him:

Harward’s parachute had the SEAL trident flag and his three-star flag above it, according to The Coronado Times.