It all started with the controversial tweets that Newsmax host, Greg Kelly made before deleting them when they were said to have racist sentiments.
His comments on race and the military seemed to have gone overboard at the conservative network where Greg is employed. But Greg appeared to have revealed yet another riddle to solve.
Did he ever serve in the military? After the tweets got viral, several wanted to find out whether he’s linked with the army.
Greg’s Controversial Military Tweets That Sparked The Discussion
On June 13, 2021, Greg Kelly Reports host tweeted and deleted statements on better military morale when it was under “white leadership.” In the tweets, Greg wrote:
“Military life had its Perks, but it was also a major pain. I will tell you what too ‘the sting out of it’ — that when I was flying around the Pacific Ocean off of ships, I knew there was a Secretary of Defense who was white, just like me! Made a big difference with ‘morale.’ SO that’s the USS America aircraft carrier that I’m ‘fixin” to land on. Just knowing that President Clinton, who was in office at the time, was a Caucasian male made it ‘all worthwhile — ask any white male officer who served under him. So appreciative of his Race were we.”
His employees at Newsmax later responded saying they are reviewing the matter.
But racism was not the only discussion that he sparked with his tweets. Was he in the military?
Greg Kelly Background
Greg Kelly was born on December 17, 1968, in New York.
Greg’s father, Raymond W. Kelly is a former NYC Police commissioner. He has a degree in political science, which he received after completing his university education at Fordham University.
He is an American journalist who currently hosts his show on Newsmax TV. Prior to the current role, Greg co-hosted Good Day New York on Fox 5 WNYW between 2008 and 2017.
He is married to Judith Grey, who works as an advertising director. The couple got married in November 2017 at New York’s University Club. They still have no children yet.
Did Greg Kelly Serve In The Military?
Yes. After he graduated from Fordham University, Kelly served in the U.S Marine Corps Reserves.
During his active duty in the military between 1991 and 2000, Greg was assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211 as a jump jet pilot. While serving, he amassed 158 aircraft carrier landings. He also did operations over Iraq in Operation Southern Watch, where he helped enforce the UN’s imposed No-Fly Zone.
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After leaving the military, Kelly joined Fox News in 2002. However, he still served with the army in his journalism roles. In 2003 during the Iraq invasion, Kelly worked as an embedded reporter with the US Army. He was also the first TV journalist to broadcast live coverage of the US forces reaching Baghdad’s presidential palace.
In January 2020, he joined Newsmax TV where he currently hosts his show, Greg Kelly Reports.