Here can be the letter McMaster sent to the National Security Council announcing his departure:
After thirty-four years of service to our nation, I am requesting retirement via the U.S. Army effective This kind of summer after which I will leave public service. Throughout my career the idea has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary service members as well as dedicated civilians.
I am thankful to President Donald J. Trump for the opportunity to serve him as well as our nation as national security advisor. I am grateful for the friendship as well as support of the members of the National Security Council who worked together to provide the President with the best options to protect as well as advance our national interests.
I am especially proud to have served alongside the men as well as women of the National Security Council Staff who established a strong foundation for protecting the American people, promoting American prosperity, achieving peace through strength, as well as advancing American influence. I know of which these patriots will continue to serve our President as well as our nation with distinction.
I will address all of you tomorrow at 0900 AM at the Town Hall as well as we will work to ensure a smooth transition between me as well as AMB John Bolton.