Rear Admiral John Kirby is an American politician and a retired Admiral in the US navy. He is famously known as the Press secretary for the US state department of Defense and is currently serving as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
Rear Admiral John Kirby Early Life
John was born in the year 1963 but the exact date of his birth is unknown. Born in a Chritsian family, he spent earlier days of his childhood in in Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA. He has not shared much about his family and parents and is also not known to have any siblings. John completed his high school graduation from St. Petersburg catholic high school in 1981 and went on to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He graduated in the year 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. John further went on to pursue his master’s in International relations from Troy University and also pursued Masters’s in National security from Naval War College. He also attended Officer Candidate School and completed it in 1986.
John Kirby Biography
|Real Name||John Francis Kirby|
|Age (as of 2021)||58 Years|
|Birth Place||St. Petersburg, Florida, United States|
|Sun sign||Not Known|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 78 kg – in Pounds – 171 lbs|
|Shoe Size||10 (U.S.)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||St Petersburg Catholic High|
|College||US Naval War College, University of South Florida|
Rear Admiral John Kirby Career
John started his career as a surface warfare officer in the US navy in 1986 and was later positioned as public affairs officer. He served at sea abroad at the USS Forrestal aircraft career and the USS Mount Whitney command and control ship. John also worked as the editor in chief of the Navy’s flagship monthly magazine. He also became the Commander of US naval forces in Europe, chief of Naval operation, and as a special assistant for public affairs to the chairman of Joint chiefs of staff. He also served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations. In 2012, he became the rear admiral(lower) and started serving as the US navy chief of information (CHINFO), and served as the principal spokesman for the Department of the Navy.
In 2013, he was appointed as the Pentagon Press Secretary and by 2014, he was promoted to the Rear admiral position. The same year, he was announced as the new spokesperson for the US department of state, and the same year, he retired from the military. He held the position of Spokesman of the US state department as well as of the Assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs from 2015 to 2017. Kirby then started working as a military and diplomatic analyst for the CNN network in 2017 and is also currently working at the same position as of 2021. He was recently appointed as the Pentagon Press Secretary for the second time in Biden’s administration.
John is not known to be on many social media platforms but has a well updated LinkedIn profile for maintaining professional connections. He is also known to be on Twitter since 2017 and currently has 23.6k followers.
Rear Admiral John Kirby Personal Life
John is as of now wedded to his better half Donna Kirby. Two or three has not shared much with regards to their wedded life however they are valuing their marriage for over 20 years. He likewise has a little girl named Meghan McDowell who was Anorexic and experienced misery for more than 6 years. He and his significant other together assisted Meghan with beating the problem and she is presently sound. She got hitched in 2012 and is likewise a mother. He is at present gotten comfortable Alexandria, Virginia with his better half and family.
Rear Admiral John Kirby Net Worth
John has been functioning as a maritime official just as a lawmaker for quite a while. He has stood firm on numerous significant situations and has acquired a great deal of riches. His total assets starting at 2021 is assessed to associate with $2million.
- Kirby got the Navy recognized assistance award, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Meritorious Service decoration for his work in the Navy.
- He was additionally granted the Joint help honor award, the Navy and Marine corps acclamation decoration, and the Navy and Marine corps Achievement decoration.
- Kirby remained against Tucker Carlson on his point that maternity wear and hair style guidelines were affecting their availability and viability in the US military.
- John as of late held a press instructions as the pentagon press secretary to address vital and informatics questions with respect to the US-Afghanistan circumstance and departure of US troopers.
- John is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan while his girl was an Equestrian and competitor.