John Kirby Biography
John Kirby is a retired rear admiral in the United States who worked as the United States Department of Defense’s Press Secretary. He was also the assistant secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Previously, he worked as a military and diplomatic analyst for CNN. During the Obama administration, John was the spokesperson for the United States Department of State.
Kirby started his career in 1986 as a surface warfare officer. Later, he was positioned as a public affairs officer. Before John became the Commander of US naval forces in Europe, he was the chief of the Navy’s flagship monthly magazine. Later, John became the chief of Naval operations and a special assistant for public affairs to the chairman of the Joint chief of staff.
In 2013, he was appointed to be the Pentagon Press Secretary and later the Rear admiral position. He retired from the military after working as the spokesperson for the US Department of State. Recently, during Biden’s administration, John was appointed as the Pentagon Press Secretary for the second time.
Kirby attended Saint Petersburg Catholic High School and later enrolled at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Here, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Later, he graduated with a Master’s degree in international relations from Troy University. He graduated with a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.
Kirby has won some awards as he was in his profession. He has received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Defense Superior Service Medal. Also, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
John Kirby Age
How old is Kirby? John is 59 years old as of 2022. Kirby was born in 1963, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the United States. However, he has not shared the exact date and month of birth which has made it difficult to identify his zodiac sign.
John Kirby Family
Kirby was born and brought up in St. Petersburg, Florida, the United States. However, John has not shared information concerning his parents, their names, and their professions. Also, he has not shared if he is an only child or whether he has siblings. We shall update you as soon as we get truthful information.
John Kirby Wife
Kirby is married to Donna Kirby whom they met while serving in the Navy. The couple has been together for about 2 decades and are parents of two children and also grandparents. Donna is also a retired navy veteran.
John Kirby Height
Kirby stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs approximately 78 kg. John has brown hair and dark brown eyes.
John Kirby’s Net Worth
Kirby has been able to accumulate an approximate net worth of $2 million. His income has come from being a naval officer and also a politician.