John Francis Kelly (born May 11, 1950) is a member of the board of directors for Caliburn International and a retired U.S.
Marine Corps general who served as the White House Chief of Staff for President Donald Trump from July 31, 2017 to January 2, 2019.
He had previously served as Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration.
Kelly enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and then commissioned as an officer near the end of college.
He rose through the ranks, eventually serving in his last military post from 2012 to 2016 as the four-star General leading United States Southern Command, the unified combatant command responsible for American military operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.Kelly was selected as the first Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration.
Kelly earned a reputation for being an aggressive enforcer of immigration law.
After six months, he was selected to replace Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff in an attempt to bring more stability to the White House.
He was the first career military officer to serve in the position since Alexander Haig.Prior to joining the Trump administration in January 2017, Kelly had been on the board of advisors of DC Capital Partners, an investment firm that now owns Caliburn.
Following his departure from the White House, Kelly joined the board of directors for Caliburn International and was seen in April 2019 touring the facilities of Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, operated by Caliburn subsidiary Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.