The most familiar face in the media at the Pentagon, the representative of the US Department of Defense John Kirby, will join the White House National Security Council, the US presidency announced yesterday Friday.
His title will be Strategic Communications Coordinator.
Mr. Kirby served for 28 years in the Navy (he is a retired Admiral) at the State Department, and was also a spokesman for former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Recently, he has been expressing Washington’s positions on the war in Ukraine on a daily basis.
“John has a deep understanding of the complexities of US foreign and defense policy” and will act as a spokesman for the presidency on “important national security dossiers” and from the White House floor, said US President Joe Biden. , according to the press release of his services.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin described Kerby as inaccessible in a separate statement.