Kelly comes from the Pentagon where he served as the senior military advisor to the Secretary of Defense since March 2011. As Southcom’s commander, he is now responsible for overseeing all U.S. military operations in Latin America and Caribbean.
Marine Gen. John F. Kelly assumed command of U.S. Southern Command Nov. 19, 2012, vowing to extend partnership outreach throughout the region as Southcom's 22nd commander. Story
U.S. Southern Command continues to move full steam ahead on its array of theater engagement programs while exploring new and more efficient ways to conduct them and to maximize their impact. Story
Partnerships have been U.S. Southern Command’s cornerstone throughout its 50 years of existence and will continue to be vital to its mission, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, Southcom’s commander said. Story
A potential connection between crime syndicates and terrorists in Latin America would constitute a clear danger to the region, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told reporters at the Pentagon. Story
Putting lessons learned from the 2010 earthquake response in Haiti into practice, U.S. Southern Command has entered this year’s hurricane season ready to provide timely, effective aid should another disaster strike the region. Story