John F. Kelly
 
 
 
 
Secretary of Homeland Security
John F. Kelly

MJohn Francis Kelly (born May 11, 1950) is a retired United States Marine Corps general and the former commander of United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), the Unified Combatant Command responsible for American military operations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. On December 7, 2016, it was reported that President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate Kelly to be the fifth United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
John F. Kelly Facts
  • In 2010 Kelly’s son, First Lieutenant Robert Kelly, was killed when he stepped on a landmine while leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol in Afghanistan. He was 29.
Opinion

The unfortunate incident of losing a child while stationed in another country is awful. John deserves the GOOD EGG AWARD for enduring such a sacrifice in the defense of this country.
Secretary of Homeland Security

The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the U.S. and the safety of U.S. citizens. The secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The position was created by the Homeland Security Act following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The new department consisted primarily of components transferred from other cabinet departments because of their role in homeland security, such as the Coast Guard, the Federal Protective Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (which includes the Border Patrol), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (which includes Homeland Security Investigations), the Secret Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It did not, however, include the FBI or the CIA.
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