Below is a timeline of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Commander General John Kelly’s trips to Honduras since he began serving in his current position.
November 19, 2012: Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly assumes command of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), relieving Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, who had been in the post since June 2009.
January 8-9, 2013: Kelly makes his first visit to Honduras, accompanied by “other SOUTHCOM leaders“. He meets with President of Honduras Porfirio Lobo Sosa, Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales, Defense Minister Marlon Pascua, and the Chief of Joint Staff Gen. Rene Osorio. Kelly also met with U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Lisa Kubiske and the embassy staff.
June 20, 2013: Kelly officiates the changing of the guard at Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo), a U.S. military unit operating at Soto Cano Air Force Base in Honduras.
January 27, 2014: Juan Orlando Hernandez takes office as President of Honduras.
February 11, 2014: Kelly and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, William R. Brownfield, arrive in Honduras to meet with President Hernandez and other senior Honduran officials.
June 2, 2014: Kelly visits Honduras to meet with President Hernandez and top national security officials.
June 23, 2014: Kelly officiates a changing of the guard at JTF-Bravo.
August 6, 2014: President Hernandez visits SOUTHCOM headquarters in Florida and meets with General Kelly.
November 20, 2014: Kelly visits Honduras as part of a tour of the “Northern Triangle” countries, which include Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
December 18, 2014: Kelly meets with President Hernandez in Honduras.
March 25, 2015: Kelly attends the Central American Regional Security Conference (CENTSEC), held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and co-hosted by the Honduran armed forces and SOUTHCOM.
June 30, 2015: Kelly officiates a changing of the guard ceremony at JTF-Bravo.