How many executive positions are in a U.S. President’s Cabinet, not counting the Vice President?
You think finding people to join your garage band is hard? Try staffing the White House! The U.S. Cabinet consists of 15 different department heads, including the Secretaries of Education, Energy, Homeland Security, State, Transportation and the Treasury. While the idea of the cabinet dates back to the Constitution, some of these positions, like Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, are relatively recent, appearing in the mid-20th century. Source: Mental Floss, The White House
The Cabinet of the United States is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the government serving under the President. All members of the Cabinet (except for the Vice President, who is elected under the same procedures as the President) serve at the pleasure of the President, who can dismiss them at will for no cause.