FORA.tv Speaker - John Kirby
Rear Adm. Kirby grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in History. He holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations from Troy State University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
He was commissioned in September 1986 after completing Officer Candidate School at Newport, R.I.
Currently serving as the U.S. Navy’s chief of information, Kirby is the principal spokesman for the Department of the Navy and provides strategic communication counsel to the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations. He leads the Navy’s public affairs community consisting of more than 2,700 active and reserve officer, enlisted and civilian communication professionals.
11.14.13 | 00:15:14 min
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