John Kelly Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

John Kelly

Full NameJohn Francis Kelly
ProfessionDefence Personnel
Branch/ServiceUnited States Marine Corps
Rank General
Years of Service1970-2016 (including inactive reserves between 1972-1976)
Wars/Battles• Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm).
• Iraq War
Awards/Honors• Defense Distinguished Service Medal
• Defense Superior Service Medal
• Legion of Merit with Valor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 90 kg
in Pounds- 198 lbs
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorWhite (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 May 1950
Age (as in 2017)67 Years
Birth PlaceBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Educational QualificationsB.A. from University of Massachusetts, Boston
M.A. from Georgetown University
M.S. from National Defense University
FamilyFather- Name Not Known (a postal worker in Brighton)
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionRoman Catholic
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Favorite Things
Favorite PoliticianDonald Trump
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeKaren Hernest
John F Kelly With His Wife
Marriage DateOctober 1976
ChildrenSons- Robert Kelly (killed in 2010), John Kelly Jr. ( a Marine Corps Major)
Daughter- Kathleen Kelly (worked for the American Red Cross at Walter Reed)
John F Kelly (Extreme Right) With His Wife, Two Sons and Daughter (Extreme Left)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million

John Kelly

Some Lesser Known Facts About John Kelly

  • Does John Kelly smoke?: Not Known
  • Does John Kelly drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born in an Irish Catholic Family in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • His father was a postal worker in Brighton.
  • Before reaching the age of 16, John hitchhiked to Washington State and rode the trains back. He also rode a freight-hop from Seattle to Chicago.
  • He also served in the United States Merchant Marine for one year where his first overseas tour was taking 10,000 tons of beer to Vietnam.
  • In 1970, Kelly was enlisted in the Marines after his mother told him that his draft number was coming up.
  • In 1972, he was discharged from active duty as a sergeant.
  • In October 1976, he married Karen Hernest and both have 3 children. However, they lost their son, Robert, in a tragedy in 2010, who was killed in action while stepping on a landmine leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan.

  • On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump appointed John F Kelly Secretary of Homeland Security. He served there for 6 months only, which is the shortest term in the office’s history.
  • On 31 July 2017, Donald Trump appointed him White House Chief of Staff replacing Reince Priebus. John Kelly With Donald Trump