Retired gen John Kelly, a President Trump was the first Cabinet picks – but he has not had the same role throughout the administration.
To lead first tapped, the Department of Homeland Security, Kelly, 67, was Trump’s White house chief of staff in July 2017.
“He is a Great American and a Great leader,” Trump said on social media at the time. “John did a spectacular job in Homeland Security. He was a real star of my administration.”
The decorated military veteran, brought in to bring order to what was seen as a chaotic White house. Since he worked for chief of staff, Kelly, to a formal line of authority and decision-making within the administration and the reform of the security review process has found something that he is in conflict with Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law.
Read on for a look at five things you should know about Kelly.
Trump appointed originally him to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
President Trump originally tapped to lead John Kelly, the Department of Homeland Security.
While still President of the Trump lead originally, picked up Kelly, the Department of Homeland Security. Trump, the transition team, said Kelly would stop “the tip of the spear of the urgent mission, illegal immigration and securing our borders,” says The Guardian.
During the monitoring of the Department of Homeland Security, lead Kelly took on some of Trump’s more controversial actions, including the travel ban for people from countries with a Muslim majority.
He took over the office in January of 2017, but was abruptly called Trump-chief of staff, six months later, in July, to replace Reince Priebus.
He is a Gold Star father
Both Kelly’s sons, Robert and John, the Marines joined in. Robert died in Afghanistan in 2010 at the age of 29 years.
Kelly was widely praised by those who organised a memorial event for Massachusetts military members who died since the 9-11 attacks. Kelly took to give an invitation, a speech at the 2010 event took place only died three weeks after his son. But he has not mentioned that he, also, was a Gold-Star father, according to the Boston Globe.
“Could you find a noble man? He is a great man.”
Marine veteran Chris Lessard
“That was my first impression of General John Kelly,” Marine veteran Chris Lessard said to the newspaper. “Could you find a noble man? He is a great man.”
Its status as a Gold Star father was brought into the spotlight, as Trump’s chief of staff. Kelly took the helm of a White house press conference in October, 2017 to defend the President of the call from the widow of a Green Beret soldier killed in Niger. Trump the call of the widow Frederica Wilson, D-Fla, has been criticized by Rep.., who heard the conversation, and later the President of the feelings attacked.
As a teenager, Kelly is hitchhiking across the country
Kelly grew up in an Irish Catholic family in Boston.
As a teenager, he several times, hitchhiked across the country before he was 16 years old, according to the Marines website. He also rode in an empty freight wagons on a freight train from Seattle to Chicago before he turned 16, according to the Marines.
He oversaw the transfer of Guantanamo detainees for Bowe Bergdahl
As White house chief of staff, John Kelly has tried, the reform of the security review process.
As the commander for the US Southern Command, part of the Kelly, among other things, monitoring the operations in the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
During his time there, Kelly, and the transfer of prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, the army sergeant who ran out, monitored station is missing its remote-infantry in the vicinity of the Pakistan border in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban.
The exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl was controversial, but Kelly said, in a 2016-Ministry of defence press conference that he “follow[s] orders.”
“This is a political decision to transfer you,” Kelly said, according to a transcript of the briefing. “I know that it is causing a lot of fear in many areas. I don’t know — I’m trying to slowing down the transfers. I — I facilitate the transfer.”
He also said the transfer was “tricky” because of the amount of press at the time. Kelly often reporting criticised in the media, the detention center, the Miami Herald reported in 2015.
Kelly retired from the U.S. Southern Command in January 2016, after he served in the army for more than four decades.
Kelly has an extensive career history with the Marines
Kelly joined the Marines in 1970, after his mother told him his draft number to come, the Boston Globe reported.
He attended school at the University of Massachusetts, after he was discharged, as a sergeant in 1972, according to his defense Department biography. But after graduating from college, he joined the 2. Marine Division, according to the biography.
He served on sea duty in Florida, joined the U.S. army Infantry Officer Advanced Course in Georgia and was stationed in Washington, DC, He studied at Quantico and the National war College.
It was during Kelly, the commander was the liaison officer to the Congress in the 1990s, he was a Colonel, his biography said.
Kelly was stationed and served in Belgium in the year 1999 as special assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe before serving several tours in Iraq.
Although in retirement, Kelly was ready to serve, reported for either Trump or the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, when prompted. When he got the call from the incoming trump card-the team – while he asked, seemingly college-football – Kelly watch supposedly his wife what he should do.
After a time, his wife said, “If you think, you, you, you can not get need to get out of it. Also, I’m really tired of this quality in the rest time we spend together.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.