Kelly was appointed as chief of staff to help bring order to a tumultuous West Wing and Oval Office, but has now found himself part of the problem he was hired to solve
Kelly started off in the Trump administration in January of 2017 as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Within six months, he was appointed to take over for Reince Priebus as chief of staff. In fact, Trump called Priebus on Thursday to discuss his anger over Kelly’s mishandling of Porter’s departure, according to The New York Times.
After he was discharged from the Marines in 1972, he attended the University of Massachusetts, graduating in 1976. He returned to the Marines, where he served as a rifle and weapons platoon commander among other leadership roles.
By 2002, Kelly, a much-decorated military veteran, was promoted to brigadier general. He served in Iraq in the mid-2000s and was soon promoted to major general. He also worked as an assistant to the Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2012, according to his biography.