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Mjölnir
10-26-2015, 12:09 AM
Marine Corps Times: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/10/25/gen-john-kelly-southcom-chief-and-gold-star-dad-retire/74541404/

Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, one of the U.S. military's longest serving commanders and the most senior officer since 9/11 to lose a child in combat, will retire later this year.

The White House intends to nominate Navy Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd to replace Kelly as head of U.S. Southern Command in Miami, a senior Defense Department official confirmed for Military Times. Tidd's nomination and Kelly's expected retirement were first reported by the Miami Herald.

BT BT

I shook GEN Kelly's hand once and heard him give an address to an infantry gathering, the man is direct, no bullshit and not one to shirk from an issue. I left feeling like I could take on the world.

I served for VADM Tidd during my first Navy deployment, a very, VERY intelligent Naval officer & gentleman.

Rainmaker
10-28-2015, 02:52 AM
Marine Corps Times: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/10/25/gen-john-kelly-southcom-chief-and-gold-star-dad-retire/74541404/

Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, one of the U.S. military's longest serving commanders and the most senior officer since 9/11 to lose a child in combat, will retire later this year.

The White House intends to nominate Navy Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd to replace Kelly as head of U.S. Southern Command in Miami, a senior Defense Department official confirmed for Military Times. Tidd's nomination and Kelly's expected retirement were first reported by the Miami Herald.

BT BT

I shook GEN Kelly's hand once and heard him give an address to an infantry gathering, the man is direct, no bullshit and not one to shirk from an issue. I left feeling like I could take on the world.

I served for VADM Tidd during my first Navy deployment, a very, VERY intelligent Naval officer & gentleman.

General John Kelly. He's one of those squared away ones....