( Heavy ) President Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly had a remarkable career in the military before serving the current administration. The 67-year-old Kelly spent 45 years in military service before his retirement in 2016. He spent the first six months of the Trump administration as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
“I am honored to be asked to serve as the Chief of Staff to the President of the United States,” Kelly said in a statement. “To the tremendous men and women of DHS, I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Secretary. When I left the Marines, I never thought I would find as committed, as professional, as patriotic a group of individuals. I was wrong. You accomplish great things everyday defending our nation and I know your exceptional work will continue.”
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