Updated Nov 25, 2019

Every high-profile Trump administration departure

Ryan Zinke, Jeff Sessions, John Kelly and Nikki Haley. Photos: Getty Images

The Trump administration had more first-year departures than any other president in at least 40 years — and the exits haven't stopped. Kevin McAleenan stepped down as acting Homeland Security secretary on Friday to move into the private sector.

Why it matters: The first-term revolving door of Trump's highest Cabinet officials is not normal.

1. Michael Flynn
  • Title: National Security Adviser
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: February 13, 2017
2. Katie Walsh
  • Title: White House Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: March 30, 2017
3. K.T. McFarland
  • Title: Deputy National Security Adviser
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: April 9, 2017
4. Angella Reid
  • Title: Chief Usher
  • Start date: October 4, 2011
  • End date: May 5, 2017
5. James Comey
  • Title: FBI Director
  • Start date: September 4, 2013
  • End date: May 9, 2017
6. Michael Dubke
  • Title: Communications director
  • Start date: March 6, 2017
  • End date: May 30, 2017
7. Walter Shaub
  • Title: Director of the Office of Government Ethics
  • Start date: January 9, 2013
  • End date: July 19, 2017
8. Sean Spicer
  • Title: Communications Director, Press Secretary
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: July 21, 2017
9. Reince Priebus
  • Title: White House Chief of Staff
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: July 28, 2017
10. Anthony Scaramucci
  • Title: Communications Director
  • Start date: July 21, 2017
  • End date: July 31, 2017
11. Steve Bannon
  • Title: White House Chief Strategist
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: August 18, 2017
12. Sebastian Gorka
  • Title: Deputy assistant to the President
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: August 25, 2017
13. Tom Price
  • Title: Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Start date: February 10, 2017
  • End date: September 29, 2017
14. Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Title: Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: December 13, 2017
15. Dina Powell
  • Title: Deputy National Security Adviser
  • Start date: January 18, 2017
  • End date: January 12, 2018
16. Andrew McCabe
  • Title: Deputy Director of FBI
  • Start date: February 1, 2016
  • End date: January 29, 2018
17. Rob Porter
  • Title: Staff Secretary
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: February 7, 2018
18. Josh Raffel
  • Title: Senior Communications Official
  • Start date: April 5, 2017
  • End date: February 27, 2018
19. John McEntee
  • Title: Personal Aide to the President
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: March 12, 2018
20. Hope Hicks
  • Title: Director of Strategic Communications, Communications Director
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: March 29, 2018
21. Gary Cohn
  • Title: Director of the National Economic Council
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: April 2, 2018
22. Rex Tillerson
  • Title: Secretary of State
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: March 13, 2018
23. H.R. McMaster
  • Title: National Security Adviser
  • Start date: February 20, 2017
  • End date: March 22, 2018
24. David Shulkin
  • Title: Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Start date: February 13, 2017
  • End date: March 28, 2018
25. Michael Anton
  • Title: National Security Council Spokesperson
  • Start date: February 8, 2017 
  • End date: April 8, 2018
26. Tom Bossert
  • Title: Homeland Security Adviser
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: April 10, 2018
27. Scott Pruitt
  • Title: EPA Administrator
  • Start date: February 17, 2017
  • End date: July 5, 2018
28. Don McGahn
  • Title: White House counsel
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: October 17, 2018
29. Jeff Sessions
  • Title: Attorney General
  • Start date: February 9, 2017
  • End date: November 7, 2018
30. Mira Ricardel
  • Title: Deputy National Security Adviser
  • Start date: May 15, 2018
  • End date: November 14, 2018
31. Nikki Haley
  • Title: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Start date: January 24, 2017
  • End date: December 31, 2018
32. Nick Ayers
  • Title: Chief of Staff to the Vice President
  • Start date: July 28, 2017
  • End date: January 1, 2019
33. Ryan Zinke
  • Title: Secretary of the Interior
  • Start date: March 1, 2017
  • End date: January 2, 2019
34. John Kelly
  • Title: White House Chief of Staff
  • Start date: July 31, 2017
  • End date: January 2, 2019
35. James Mattis
  • Title: Secretary of Defense
  • Start date: January 20, 2017
  • End date: January 2, 2019
36. Raj Shah
  • Title: White House Deputy Press Secretary
  • Start date: September 12, 2017 (Previously served as deputy assistant to the president; January 2017-September 2017)
  • End date: January 14, 2019
37. Brock Long
  • Title: FEMA Administrator
  • Start date: June 23, 2017
  • End date: March 8, 2019
38. Bill Shine
  • Title: White House Communications Director
  • Start date: July 5, 2018
  • End date: March 8, 2019
39. Linda McMahon
  • Title: Head of the Small Business Administration
  • Start date: February 14, 2017
  • End date: March 29, 2019
40. Scott Gottlieb
  • Title: FDA Commissioner
  • Start date: May 11, 2017
  • End date: April 5, 2019
41. Kirstjen Nielsen
  • Title: Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Start date: December 6, 2017
  • End date: April 7, 2019
42. Lindsay Walters
  • Title: White House Deputy Press Secretary
  • Start date: January 22, 2017
  • End date: April 13, 2019
43. Randolph "Tex" Alles
  • Title: U.S. Secret Service Director
  • Start date: April 25, 2017
  • End date: May 1, 2019
44. Rod Rosenstein
  • Title: U.S. Deputy Attorney General
  • Start date: April 26, 2017
  • End date: May 11, 2019
45. Shahira Knight
  • Title: White House legislative affairs director
  • Start date: July 12, 2018
  • End date: May 21, 2019
46. Johnny DeStefano
  • Title: Counselor to the president
  • Start date: February 9, 2018
  • End date: May 24, 2019
47. Heather Wilson
  • Title: U.S. Secretary of the Air Force
  • Start date: May 16, 2017
  • End date: May 31, 2019
48. Kevin Hassett
  • Title: Council of Economic Advisers chair
  • Start date: September 12, 2017
  • End date: June 28, 2019
49. Patrick Shanahan
  • Title: Acting Defense Secretary
  • Start date: January 1, 2019
  • End date: June 24, 2019
50. Sarah Sanders
  • Title: Press Secretary
  • Start date: July 21, 2017
  • End date: July 1, 2019
51. Alex Acosta
  • Title: Labor Secretary
  • Start date: April 28, 2017
  • End date: July 19, 2019
52. Dan Coats
  • Title: Director of National Intelligence
  • Start date: March 16, 2017
  • End Date: August 15, 2019
53. Jason Greenblatt
  • Title: Special envoy for Middle East peace
  • Start date: December 23, 2016
  • End Date: Expected late September 2019
54. John Bolton
  • Title: National Security Adviser
  • Start date: April 9, 2018
  • End Date: September 10, 2019
55. Kevin McAleenan
  • Title: Acting Homeland Security Secretary
  • Start date: April 7, 2019
  • End date: November 13, 2019
56. Richard Spencer
  • Title: Navy Secretary
  • Start date: April 3, 2017
  • End date: November 24,2019

Editor's note: This is a running list and will continue to be updated with the latest information.

  • This piece was updated to correct Omarosa Manigault Newman's official title, Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.

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