CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT KATHRYN M. KELLEY

PRINT | E-MAIL

Chief Master Sergeant Kathryn M. Kelley serves as the 363rd ISR Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant. As the Command Chief for 2,500 Total Force Airmen, Chief Kelley advises the Wing Commander on matters influencing the health, morale, welfare and effective utilization of enlisted personnel in the conduct of the wing’s missions across the spectrum of Air Force ISR employment and support. She also counsels enlisted personnel on a variety of matters and evaluates the quality of noncommissioned officer leadership, mentorship, management and supervisory training.

CMSgt Kelley entered the Air Force in March 1988. She began her career as Communications-Computer Operations Specialist. Throughout her career she has served in a variety of tactical and fixed communications units as well as Air Force
and Joint intelligence units. She has worked in leadership positions at squadron, group, joint, NATO, and NAF levels and has deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch, Joint Forge and Deliberate Forge.

EDUCATION
1991 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course 1994 Airman Leadership School, Langley AFB, VA
2003 Associate in Information Systems Management, CCAF 2004 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun AS, Germany
2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 2008 Associates in Business Administration and Management, UMUC 2011 Baccalaureate of Science in Psychology, UMUC
2014 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina
2015 AFSO-21 Course, Knoxville TN

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ASSIGNMENTS
1988, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
1988, Student, Comm-Computer Systems Operations Training, Keesler AFB, MS
1988 – 1990, Comm-Computer Systems Operator, 8th Air Spt Ops Ctr, Mohringen, GE 1990 – 1992, Computer Operator, AFELM Data Service Ctr, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, GE 1992 – 1997, Intelligence Comm-Computer Sys Operator, Langley AFB, VA
1997 – 2000, NCOIC, Ops Branch, HQ Allied Land Forces Southern Europe, Verona, IT 2000 – 2004, NCOIC, Nonsecure Network Admin, 786th Comm Sq, Ramstein AB, GE 2004 – 2006, Superintendent, Network Control Ctr, 49th Comm Sq, Holloman AFB, NM 2006 – 2010, Deputy Chief, Information Systems, 373d Supt Sq, Misawa AB, JA
2010 – 2011, Superintendent, Knowledge Management, 7th AF, Osan AB, ROK 2011 - 2012, Supt., Policy & Evals, 88th Comm Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2012 - 2013, Supt, 88th Communications Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2013 - 2014, Supt, 100th Mission Support Group, RAF Mildenhall, UK
Current: Command Chief Master Sergeant, 363rd ISR Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters AF Outstanding Unit Award with eight oak leaf clusters AF Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon NATO Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1989 Airman of the Year, 8th Air Support Operations Center Squadron 1995 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
2004 Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy 2006 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 49th MSG
2006 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Comm & Info Award, 49th FW 2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Comm & Info Award, AF ISRA 2010 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 7th AF, AFFOR Staff
2010 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Info Dominance Award, 7th AF

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant 1 Apr 2012

(Current as of Dec 2016)