Ben Wallace will replace Penny Mordaunt.
The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has picked his new Secretary of State for Defence.
According to his website, after leaving school at eighteen, Ben did a short stint as a Ski Instructor in Austria before entering the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Scots Guards at twenty and he has also worked in the aerospace industry.
Ben was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent North East Scotland in May 1999. In 2003 he stood down and moved to Lancashire. He was selected as Conservative candidate to fight the marginal seat of Lancaster & Wyre, which he won.
Until the General Election of 2005, Ben was employed by QinetiQ as their Overseas Director in the Security & Intelligence Division.