August 9, 2017

John Kelly’s military background is unusual for a White House chief of staff

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, prepares to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2015 on March 13, 2014. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Before becoming President Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly had served as a U.S. Marine Corps general who commanded the U.S. Southern Command. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)