By Steve Neavling
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run Homeland Security is retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, a border-security hawk who retired in February as chief of the U.S. Southern Command, the Washington Post reports.
Kelly will be responsible for delivering on Trump’s pledge to crack down on illegal immigration.
The 66-year-old general served for more than four four decades and has widespread respect in the military community.
The choice for the position came down down to Kelly and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who many conservatives believed wasn’t hawkish enough about border security.