General Kenneth Mckenzie Biography

General Kenneth McKenzie is a United States Marine Corps general. Currently, he is serving as the commander of the United States Central Command at the 14th position. He served as the director of Joint Staff which he presumed for his job on 5th July 2017. Earlier in this position, he was working as director of strategic plans and policy that he served for two years on the joint staff. He presumed his current position or assignment on 28th March 2019.

Early life

General Kenneth McKenzie was either born in 1964 or 1965 as per his Wikipedia profile. is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Mckenzie went to Shaed Valley High School and finished graduation in 1975. He has attained a master’s degree in the disciplinary subject of History from National Defense University. He doesn’t come from the family of Marines although, his grandfather served the nation during World War I while his father was contributed to Korean War. However, he decided to join Marine Corps because he knew that it is something he wants to do and it also came from inside of him, not from someone else.

General Kenneth Mckenzie Career

General Kenneth McKenzie was commissioned in 1979 at the position of Citadel through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Also, he has given out his duty towards the school’s Institute for National Strategic Studies as a Senior Military Fellow. He went to the School of Advanced Warfighting and attained his honors degree from Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Kenneth was appointed as an infantry officer and his assignments had included the command of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines as a commanding officer which led to the disposition of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

He was also succored as the Military Secretary of two commandants of the Marine Corps. McKenzie’s general officer posts had included the directorship of the exercise for the National Military Command Center in the United States Department of Defense. In 2008, he was selected by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide his duty as the director of the administration transition team. His work was limited to oversee the transition of military force under President Barack Obama.

Afghanistan Duty

He returned to Afghanistan to retain the stability of his duty as Deputy Chief of the staff. He was appointed under the international security assistance force. Later, he returned to Pentagon- at the headquarters of United States Department of Defense, to serve as Marine of Corps. There he received his third star as an honor when was appointed as commanding general of United States Marine Forces Central Command.

He oversaw the victoriously prestigious profile at Special Forces raid in Syria to kill or capture Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the leader of Islamic State) in October 2019 and later in 2020-2021, he continued his abolition of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. When Austin “Scott” Miller gave his resignation from his post on 12th July 2021, Kenneth McKenzie replaced his position as a General as the leader of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Currently, he is serving at the post of general for US central command.

General Kenneth Mckenzie Biography

Real Name Kenneth Franklin McKenzie Jr.
Birth Date 1956-1957
Age (as of 2021) 64-65 Years
Birth Place Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Nationality American
Profession Marine Corps General
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 173 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Average




School Shades Valley High School
College National Defense University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Marilyn Mckenzie
Children One (Kenneth McKenzie Jr.)

Personal Life

General Kenneth McKenzie has attained the age of 65 or 66 and has been married for years. His wife is Marilyn Mckenzie and they also have a son from this long-lasting marriage life, Kenneth Mckenzie Jr.

General McKenzie Net Worth

Being a member of the defense department is one of the jobs that place you in the different categories. It offers honor and pride with inner satisfaction with a handsome amount of money as well. General is serving his nation for so long but, no official numbers of his salary or net worth are disclosed.


  • During his initial posting, the command placed him along with other 6000 Marine Corps in the Middle East.
  • Kenneth McKenzie had to perform harder on Thursday, 26th August 2021, when the two suicide bomber (which has been identified as of ISIS fighters) exploded in the vicinity of Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport and the immediate adjacent of the airport called as Baron Hotel.
  • The attack was accompanied by a number of ISIS gunmen who made an open fire over the civilians and military forces.

3 thoughts on “General Kenneth Mckenzie Biography”

  1. He should be fired IMEDIATELY. Apparently he has spent more time bleaching his hair blonde than planning a strategic victory for Ansrica and prevent the horrific deaths of our beautiful young soldiers that lost their lives at his hands. FIRE him NOW and strip him of our taxpayer funded generous pension and benefits. Wake up America. Get rid I’d this fairy and his ilk🇺🇸🇺🇸


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