(CNN) – On the eve of his foreign policy speech at The Citadel in South Carolina, former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced selections for his foreign policy and national security team.
Romney revealed the names Thursday. They include former Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, who will serve as a special adviser and co-chair Romney's counterterrorism/intelligence working group.
Romney's 22-member team of special advisers also includes former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman and former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent.
The current frontrunner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination-according to the latest national polls-also assembled thirteen working groups to tackle international affairs, national security, defense, and human rights with specific groups dedicated to regions around the world.
Romney's Friday address will be his first on major speech on foreign policy.