Stephen Craigan has been named Northern Ireland captain for their upcoming friendlies against Turkey and Chile.
The Motherwell defender steps up at international level due to regular captain Aaron Hughes and vice-captain Maik Taylor being rested.
Nigel Worthington's side will play Turkey in New Britain, Connecticut on Wednesday and then World Cup finalists Chile in Chillan the following Sunday.
Craigan, 33, is set to win his 47th and 48th caps after recently sealing a new one-year deal at Fir Park.
NI boss Worthington is in no doubt that Craigan will serve his country well on the two-match tour.
He said: "Stephen is the most experienced player in the squad - he's an old campaigner.
"So it is only right and proper he gets the armband. He has done really well for his club and is a great professional."