Pentagon

On the Replacement of Pentagon Spokesman RADM Kirby

By on 2.20.15 | 12:03AM

It was announced on Wednesday that Pentagon Spokesman RADM (upper half) John Kirby will be replaced by a civilian. It may end up being SecDef Ash Carter's only good decision, but a good decision it was.

Just a few days before the news, I was in Washington DC at the American Spectator Gala dinner (John Ratzenberger was particularly fantastic, but all the speakers were very good) and mentioned to someone that I felt bad for Kirby.

He's a flag officer with 28 years in the Navy, just a couple of years and one star beyond my mother's Navy tenure when she retired, and I really felt bad for the guy.

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