- Also Known As:
- General John Kelly
- Date of Birth:
- May 11, 1950
John Kelly (born John Francis Kelly on May 11, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American retired Marine Corps General. John served 46 years as a Marine in various roles before retiring in early 2016. He commanded American forces in the Iraq War in 2008 and 2009. John is a highly decorated veteran for his service and commitment to the US military. It was announced on December 7, 2016, that president-elect Donald Trump had selected John to serve as his Secretary of Homeland Security.
Best Known For:
John Kelly is best known for being a retired general, and for being Trump’s pick for Secretary of Homeland Security.
John’s son, 1st Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly, was killed in action in Sangin, Afghanistan on November 9, 2010. Robert was on his third tour. John has another son who is also a Marine. Other details of his public life are unknown.