John F. Kirby is a retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who served as the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State from 2015 to 2017. Kirby was the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations and spokesman serving under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Wikipedia*
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John Kirby has 269 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2001 Vignette as a Commander for the U.S. Navy. The year with the most videos was 2016 with 116 videos as a Spokesperson for the Department of State. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 2,816 views per program as a Press Secretary for the Department of Defense. Most appearances with George E. Little (6), John F. Kerry (5), Brett H. McGurk (3). Most common tags: Foreign Policy, Syria, Iraq.