Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Chad Wolf was sworn in Wednesday as the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, making him the fifth person to head the agency under the Trump administration.
The move comes the same day the Senate voted to confirm him as undersecretary of the department's Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans by a vote of 54-41.
President Donald Trump indicated earlier this month he planned to name Wolf as acting secretary earlier to replace former acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, whom was never formally nominated to serve in the position. McAleenan submitted his resignation Oct. 11.
Wolf has worked at the Department of Homeland Security since the beginning of Trump's administration, both at the Transportation Security Administration and as chief of staff to Nielsen.