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John F. Kelly
""John Kelly official DHS portrait.jpg
28th "White House Chief of Staff
Assumed office
July 31, 2017
President "Donald Trump
Deputy "Joe Hagin
"Rick Dearborn
Preceded by "Reince Priebus
5th "United States Secretary of Homeland Security
In office
January 20, 2017 – July 31, 2017
President "Donald Trump
Deputy "Elaine Duke
Preceded by "Jeh Johnson
Succeeded by "Kirstjen Nielsen
Commander of "United States Southern Command
In office
November 19, 2012 – January 16, 2016
President "Barack Obama
Preceded by "Douglas Fraser
Succeeded by "Kurt Tidd
Personal details
Born John Francis Kelly
(1950-05-11) May 11, 1950 (age 67)
"Boston, "Massachusetts, U.S.
Spouse(s) Karen Hernest
Children 3
Education "University of Massachusetts Boston ("BA)
"Georgetown University ("MA)
"National Defense University ("MS)
Net worth $4 million[1]
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  "United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1970–1972
1972–1976 (inactive reserves)
Rank ""US Marine 10 shoulderboard.svg "General
Commands "United States Southern Command
"1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
"Multinational Force West
Awards "Defense Distinguished Service Medal
"Defense Superior Service Medal
"Legion of Merit (2) with "Combat "V"
"Meritorious Service Medal (2)

John Francis Kelly (born May 11, 1950) is an American government official and retired general serving as the current "White House Chief of Staff for President "Donald Trump, previously serving as "U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in the same administration.

Before entering the political sphere, Kelly was a "United States Marine Corps "general who served as commander of "United States Southern Command, the "unified combatant command responsible for American military operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. He had previously served as the commanding general of the Multi-National Force West in Iraq from February 2008 to February 2009, and as the commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North in October 2009.[2] Kelly succeeded General "Douglas M. Fraser as commander of U.S. Southern Command on November 19, 2012[3] and was in turn succeeded by Navy Admiral "Kurt W. Tidd on January 14, 2016.

Kelly was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security on January 20, 2017, by President Trump. On July 28, 2017, he was appointed to replace "Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff, taking office on July 31, 2017 shortly after Priebus had officially left his post. At six months, Kelly's term as Secretary of Homeland Security is the briefest in the office's relatively short history.


Early life and education[edit]

Kelly was born on May 11, 1950, in "Boston, Massachusetts, into an "Irish Catholic family.[4][5] His father worked as a postal worker in Brighton.[6] He grew up in the "Brighton neighborhood of Boston.[5] Before he reached the age of 16, he "hitchhiked to "Washington state and rode the trains back, including a "freight-hop from Seattle to Chicago.[5][7] He then served for one year in the "United States Merchant Marine, where he says "my first time overseas was taking 10,000 tons of beer to "Vietnam".[8][7]

In 1970, when his mother told him that his draft number was coming up, he enlisted in the "U.S. Marine Corps.[4][5][7] He was discharged from active duty as a sergeant in 1972, after serving in an infantry company with the "2nd Marine Division at "Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.[4][5][7] He was commissioned on December 27, 1975, as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps via "Officer Candidates School.[4][2] In 1976, he graduated from the "University of Massachusetts Boston and, in 1984, he received a Master of Arts degree in "National Security Affairs from the "Georgetown School of Foreign Service.[4][9] In 1995, Kelly graduated from the "National Defense University in Washington, DC with a Master of Science in Strategic Studies.

Military career[edit]

Kelly returned to the Second Marine Division where he served as a rifle platoon and weapons platoon commander, company executive officer, assistant operations officer, and rifle company commander. Sea duty in "Mayport, Florida, followed, at which time he served aboard aircraft carriers "USS Forrestal (CV-59) and "USS Independence (CV-62). In 1980, then-Captain Kelly attended the U.S. Army's Infantry Officer Advanced Course at "Fort Benning, Georgia. After graduation, he was assigned to "Headquarters Marine Corps in "Washington, D.C., serving there from 1981 through 1984, as an assignment monitor. Kelly returned to the Second Marine Division in 1984, to command a rifle company and weapons company. Promoted to major in 1987, he then served as a battalion operations officer.[2]

Kelly's official U.S. Southern Command portrait

In 1987, Kelly transferred to "the Basic School in "Quantico, Virginia, serving first as the head of the Offensive Tactics Section, Tactics Group, and later assuming the duties of the Director of the Infantry Officer Course. After three years of instructing young officers, he attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the School for Advanced Warfare, both located at Quantico.[2]

Completing duty under instruction and selected for lieutenant colonel, he was assigned as commanding officer, "1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (1st LAR), 1st Marine Division, "Camp Pendleton, California. During his tenure, 1st LAR was called in to provide augmentation support for police in the city of Long Beach, California during the "Los Angeles riots of 1992. Holding this command position for two years, Kelly returned to the East Coast in 1994, to attend the "National War College in Washington, D.C. He graduated in 1995 and was selected to serve as the "Commandant's "Liaison Officer to the "U.S. House of Representatives, Capitol Hill, where he was promoted to colonel.[2]

Kelly testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee

In 1999, Kelly transferred to joint duty and served as the special assistant to the "Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, in "Mons, Belgium. He returned to the United States in 2001, and was assigned to a third tour of duty at Camp Lejeune, now as the assistant chief of staff "G-3 with the Second Marine Division. In 2002, Kelly again served with the "1st Marine Division, this time as the assistant division commander. Much of Kelly's two-year assignment was spent deployed in Iraq.[2] In March 2003, while in "Iraq, Kelly was promoted to brigadier general, which was the first known promotion of a Marine Corps colonel in an active combat zone since that of another First Marine Division assistant division commander, "Chesty Puller, in January 1951.[10]

In April 2003, Kelly took command of the newly formed "Task Force Tripoli and drove it north from "Baghdad into "Samarra and "Tikrit.[11] During the initial assault on Baghdad, Kelly was asked by a reporter for "The Los Angeles Times if, considering the size of the Iraqi Army and the vast supplies of tanks, artillery and chemical weapons available to Saddam's forces, he would ever consider defeat. Kelly's archetypal response was, "hell these are Marines. Men like them held "Guadalcanal and took "Iwo Jima, Baghdad ain't shit." [sic][12]

Kelly briefing reporters at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia

His next assignment was as legislative assistant to the "Commandant of the Marine Corps, "Michael Hagee. In January 2007, Kelly was nominated for major general,[13][14] and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 11, 2007.[15]

Kelly's next assignment, in July 2007, was as commanding general, "I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).[16] On February 9, 2008 Kelly assumed command of the Multi-National Force–West in Iraq, replacing Major General "Walter E. Gaskin.[17] After a year in Iraq, Kelly returned to the United States in February 2009.[18]

Kelly was nominated for lieutenant general on March 9, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 16, 2011.[19]

Kelly was the senior military assistant to the "Secretary of Defense and personally greeted Secretary Leon Panetta at the entrance to the Pentagon on July 1, 2011, Panetta's first day as secretary.[20] Kelly was nominated for General on January 31, 2012, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 26, 2012.[21] He succeeded General "Douglas M. Fraser as commander of U.S. Southern Command on November 19, 2012.[3][22]

In a 2014 speech regarding the "War on Terror, Kelly said:

"If you think this war against our way of life is over because some of the self-appointed opinion-makers and chattering class grow ‘war weary,’ because they want to be out of Iraq or Afghanistan, you are mistaken. This enemy is dedicated to our destruction. He will fight us for generations, and the conflict will move through various phases as it has since 9/11."[23]

Kelly was succeeded as commander by Navy Admiral "Kurt W. Tidd on January 14, 2016.

Secretary of Homeland Security[edit]

Kelly is ceremonially sworn in prior to President Trump's speech at DHS Headquarters on January 25, 2017. Kelly was actually sworn in five days prior.

On December 7, 2016, then "President-elect "Donald Trump nominated Kelly to head the "Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a "cabinet-level position.[24] People familiar with the transition said that Trump's team was drawn to Kelly because of his southwest border expertise.[25] On January 20, 2017, Kelly was confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security by the United States Senate with a vote of 88–11.[26] On that evening, he was sworn in by "Vice President "Mike Pence.[27]

In an April 2017 speech at "George Washington University, Kelly said, "If lawmakers do not like the laws they've passed and we are charged to enforce, then they should have the courage and skill to change the laws. Otherwise they should shut up and support the men and women on the front lines."[28]

Kelly indicated days into the administration his interest in having the U.S.–Mexico border wall completed within two years.[29] On April 21, 2017, Kelly said the U.S.–Mexico border wall would begin construction "by the end of the summer."[30] Two days later, Kelly said he believed "a border wall is essential" as there were "tremendous threats" such as drugs and individuals coming into the US.[31] On May 2, Kelly stated his surprise in office holders "rejoicing in the fact that the wall will be slower to be built and, consequently, the southwest border under less control than it could be."[32]

In May 2017, Kelly said of terrorism, "It's everywhere. It's constant. It's nonstop. The good news for us in America is we have amazing people protecting us every day. But it can happen here almost anytime."[33] He said that the threat from terrorism was so severe that some people would "never leave the house" if they knew the truth.[33] In July, Kelly blocked Milwaukee County Sheriff "David Clarke from taking a position in the DHS.[34]

Assessment of tenure[edit]

Of his tenure as Secretary of Homeland Security, "USA Today wrote, "Kelly oversaw some of the most controversial policies of Trump's agenda, including a travel ban targeting several majority-Muslim countries, a reduction in refugee admissions and stepped-up deportations of undocumented immigrants."[35] According to the "New Yorker, Kelly left the D.H.S. with a "reputation as one of the most aggressive enforcers of immigration law in recent American history. His record belies the short length of his tenure. In six months, Kelly eliminated guidelines that governed federal immigration agents’ work; vastly expanded the categories of immigrants being targeted for deportation; threatened to abandon the Obama-era program that grants legal status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children; and has even broached the idea of splitting up mothers and children at the border to “deter” people from coming to the U.S."[36] The D.H.S. under Kelly "became one of the few branches of the federal government that has been both willing and able to execute Trump’s policy priorities."[36] Unlike other agency heads, Kelly did not clash with Trump.[35]

White House Chief of Staff[edit]

Trump appointed Kelly to the post of "White House Chief of Staff on July 28, 2017, replacing "Reince Priebus.[37] Priebus's ousting and Kelly's appointment followed a chaotic internal power struggle within the White House.[37] Kelly took office on July 31, 2017.[38] That same day, with Trump's approval, Kelly removed "Anthony Scaramucci from his role as communications director, just ten days after Scaramucci was appointed to that role. Reportedly, Kelly had requested permission to remove Scaramucci after "Scaramucci had boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff."[39] On August 18, 2017, Kelly removed "Steve Bannon from his role as White House Chief Strategist, on behalf of President Trump.[40]

In August 2017, early into Kelly's tenure, the Washington Post wrote that Kelly had "left no discernible imprint on the White House’s philosophy" and that it was unclear if he would bring calm and rigor to the White House.[41] In a lengthy article on Kelly's tenure, the New York Times in October 2017 wrote that "for all of the talk of Mr. Kelly as a moderating force and the so-called grown-up in the room, it turns out that he harbors strong feelings on patriotism, national security and immigration that mirror the hard-line views of his outspoken boss."[42]

In October 2017, Congresswoman "Frederica Wilson (D-FL) criticized Trump for his phone call to the widow of a slain U.S. soldier, saying his remarks had been insensitive.[43] A few days later, Kelly held a press briefing where he defended Trump's phone call, which he had overheard, saying Trump "expressed his condolences in the best way that he could." He harshly criticized Wilson, calling her "the empty barrel that makes the most noise" and stating that in a 2015 speech she had "stood up" to inappropriately claim credit for securing federal funding for an FBI building in her district.[44][45] Video of her 2015 speech showed his description to be inaccurate.[46] Later that month, while in an interview with conservative commentator "Laura Ingraham, Kelly said he stood by his comments on Wilson and would "never" apologize for those comments. Kelly said he would "talk about before her comments and at the reception afterwards" as a "package deal", but refused to elaborate further.[47][48]

In the same October 2017 interview with Laura Ingraham, Kelly claimed that "the lack of ability to compromise led to the "Civil War." He also described "Robert E. Lee as an "honorable man" who "gave up ... his country to fight for his state," and claimed, "men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had to make their stand."[49] Several historians of the Civil War described Kelly's remarks as ignorant and as a misuse of history reminiscent of "Lost Cause mythology. They also broadly reject that a failure to compromise led to the war, noting that a number of compromises on slavery were made in the lead-up to the war.[50] The White House defended Kelly's remarks, citing "non-fiction writer and historian "Shelby Foote.[51]

Personal life[edit]

Kelly has been married to Karen Hernest since 1976. They raised three children: Robert, John Jr., and Kathleen.[52]

On 9 November 2010, Kelly's 29-year-old son, First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly,[53] was killed in action when he stepped on a landmine while leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol in "Sangin, "Afghanistan. The younger Kelly was a former enlisted Marine and was on his third combat tour, his first combat tour as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer. At the time of his death, Robert Kelly was with "Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Robert Kelly's death made John Kelly the highest-ranking military officer to lose a child in Iraq or Afghanistan.[54] Kelly's other son is a Marine Corps major.[55][56][57]

Military awards[edit]

Kelly's military decorations and awards:

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"Defense Distinguished Service Medal
"Defense Superior Service Medal[58] "Legion of Merit w/ Gold Star and "Combat "V"[58] "Meritorious Service Medal w/ Gold Star[59] "Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ 3 Gold Stars[59]
"Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal[59] "Navy Combat Action Ribbon[59] "Navy Presidential Unit Citation[59] "Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/ "Oak Leaf Cluster[59]
"Navy Unit Commendation[59] "Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 2 Bronze Stars[59] "Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal[59] "National Defense Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Stars[59]
"Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ Bronze Star[59] "Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 3 Bronze Stars[59] "Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal[59] "Global War on Terrorism Service Medal[59]
"Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 4 Bronze Stars[59] "Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon[59] "Grand Officer of the Order of San Carlos (Colombia)[60] "Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)[59]
"Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge

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