Nomination of General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.), to be Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, Janurary 10, 2017 [open pdf - 869KB]
This is a testimony compilation of the January 10, 2017 "Nomination of General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.), to be Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security," held before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of John F. Kelly: "Over the past 45 years, I have been privileged to serve my nation as both an enlisted Marine and an officer. I have led platoons and divisions. I have held senior command positions in Iraq, served as the Combatant Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, and as the Senior Military Assistant to two Secretaries of Defense--Secretaries Gates and Panetta. I have worked with our allies, across agencies, the private sector, and with independent experts to identify innovative, comprehensive solutions to current and emerging threats. These assignments--while varied--shared the common characteristics of working within and leading large, complex, and diverse mission-focused organizations, while under great pressure to produce results. [...] I believe in America and the principles upon which our country and way of life are guaranteed. I believe in respect, tolerance, and diversity of opinion. I have a profound respect for the rule of law and will always strive to uphold it. I have never had a problem speaking truth to power, and I firmly believe that those in power deserve full candor and my honest assessment and recommendations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, and John F. Kelly.
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