Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Giffords, retires from Navy –

Thank you for your service, Sir. Does anyone know his rank at retirement? I read 5 articles about this and none said. Per @petulantskeptic on Twitter, he retired a Captain (O-6).

CNN — Mark Kelly, the astronaut and husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, formally retired from the Navy on Saturday.Kelly, 47, is a former Navy combat and test pilot who went on to command Space Shuttle flights in 2008 and again in May, several months after his wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was wounded in a shooting at a constituent event in Tucson, Arizona. He also flew as part of Shuttle crews in 2001 and 2006.

via Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Giffords, retires from Navy –


  1. Beary Potter says:

    ” At this time, Kelly remains on active duty. He is on loan to NASA and holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy.”
    ” Kelly‚Äôs identical twin brother, Scott J. Kelly, is also an astronaut and served as commander of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 26. The Kelly brothers are the only siblings who have both traveled in space.”

  2. Cool, thanks!

  3. Steve Lucas says:

    There are only a few men in this world that if you were to meet them you would simply say, Sir.

    Steve Lucas