Profile: Gen. John F. Kelly
Written by Vanessa Zambrano on September 18, 2013
About 10 months into his position leading the US Southern Command, Gen. John F. Kelly is set on continuing to work with countries and territories in Latin American and the Caribbean: anything from intelligence sharing with the Peruvian government and its fight against drug production and trafficking to humanitarian relief in Haiti, his focus is on maintaining links and cooperation.
Born and raised in Boston, Gen. Kelly has devoted his life to the Marine Corps and has had his share of experience with the legislative and executive branches, handling congressional relations for the Marine Corps and as senior military assistant to Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta.
Miami Today reporter Vanessa Zambrano interviewed Gen. Kelly at the new headquarters for SouthCom in Doral.
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