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Chief Master Sergeant Ericka E. Kelly is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and also serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Chief Kelly represents the highest enlisted executive level of leadership in Air Force Reserve Command and advises the Commander on all issues regarding the readiness, training, welfare, morale, proper utilization and progress of more than 55,000 enlisted active duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen serving at more than 60 military bases worldwide. She also provides direction to the Reserve force and represents their interests at all levels of government to other military branches and in joint strategic and operational war-fighting environments.
Chief Kelly joined the Air Force in October 1987 and served in numerous assignments and leadership positions in the medical career field and took part in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In May 1993, Chief Kelly transferred to the Air Force Reserve and deployed twice in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. She led two Air Force Reserve wings as the top enlisted advisor for the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and then the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, before assuming her current position.
In addition to her military service, Chief Kelly has more than 20 years of government, management and law enforcement experience. She has served as a criminal investigator for the Department of Justice in the Office of Professional Responsibility. She is also a John Maxwell certified speaker, coach and trainer.
1987 Air Force Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
1990 Medical Service Specialist Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
1990 Associate of Applied Science Degree, Allied Health Sciences, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1990 USAF NCO Preparatory Course, Extension Course Institute, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice/Foreign Languages, University of Nevada
1992 Air Mobility Command NCO Academy, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
1993 Medical Survival Training, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas
1994 Total Quality Management Learning Cascade, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
1994 NCO Leadership and Development, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
2001 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, National Registry of EMTs, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
2002 Fourth Air Force SNCO Leadership Course, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
2002 Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Air Force Station, Ala.
2009 Air Force Chief Leadership Course, Gunter Air Force Station, Ala.
2009 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education by correspondence
2010 Command Chief Orientation Course, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2011 Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
2011 AFSO21 Senior Leader Training Course, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
2012 Criminal Investigator, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Ga.
2013 Master of Science, Business Administration with a concentration in Military Studies, Trident International University, Cypress, Calif.
2013 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2013 Intermediate Force Instructor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center, Harpers Ferry, W. Va.
2014 Reserve Components National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Keystone Joint Leadership Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, by correspondence.
1. September 1987 - March 1993, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
2. March 1993 - May 1994, 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
3. May 1994 - September 2010, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
4. September 2010 - February 2014, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March ARB, Calif.
5. February 2014 - March 2016, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
6. March 2016 - Present, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
Rating: Aeromedical Evacuations Evaluator
Flight Hours: 1,400
Aircraft Flown: C-9A, C-17A, C-130H, WC-130J, C-141B, C-141C, KC-135R
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters and silver oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with one silver and bronze oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with two silver oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with three M devices
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Sergeants Association, Lifetime
Air Force Association, Lifetime
Pentagon Chiefs' Group
Reserve Officer Association
AFRC Top Three
AFRC Chiefs' Group
Travis Chiefs' Group, Lifetime
March Chiefs’ Group, Lifetime
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant: Nov. 8, 2007
(Current as of April 2018)