Will Trump nominate Mark Esper as defense secretary?

Mark Esper
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his Pentagon job on Tuesday, June 18,  as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family.
Shanahan said he made the decision to prevent his three children from reliving “a traumatic chapter in our family life.”
Hours after president Trump named Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to replace Shanahan as acting secretary and also told reporters he would likely nominate the former Raytheon executive and army veteran as the next US defense secretary. 
Source: Reuters