VIDEO: Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly Tapped To Lead Trump’s Department of Homeland Security
By Fox News // December 7, 2016
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(FOX NEWS) – Adding yet another general to his administration, President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as his choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Fox News has learned.
Kelly would be the third general Trump has picked for his administration, after announcing James Mattis – who along with Kelly is a four-star general — as his pick for Defense secretary. Trump also announced in November that retired Gen. Michael Flynn would be his national security adviser.
Kelly retired from the Marine Corps earlier this year after leading U.S. Southern Command for three years, during which he was involved in the oversight of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and the southern border.
Kelly was picked by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to serve as his senior military adviser and then served in the same position under Leon Panetta before moving to Southern Command.