Retired Gen. John Kelly Nominated For Homeland Security Secretary

Posted December 12, 2016 at 9:51am

Buzzfeed News reports that “Retired Marine Corps General John Kelly was nominated for the Secretary of Homeland Security, President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday.”

“’He is the right person to spearhead the urgent mission of stopping illegal immigration and securing our borders, streamlining TSA and improving coordination between our intelligence and law enforcement agencies,’ Trump said in a statement.”

“Kelly was previously the Commander of US Southern Command where he oversaw US military operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean including overseeing operations at the Guantanamo Bay military base.”