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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 School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
1990 Medical Service Specialist Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
1990 Associate Degree, Allied Health Sciences, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
1990 USAF NCO Preparatory Course, Extension Course Institute, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice/Foreign Languages, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.
1992 Air Mobility Command NCO Academy Program, Norton Air Force Base, California.
1993 Medical Survival Training, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas.
1994 Total Quality Management Learning Cascade, March Air Reserve Base, California.
1994 NCO Leadership and Development, March Air Reserve Base, California.
2001 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, National Registry of EMTs, March Air Reserve Base, California.
2002 Fourth Air Force SNCO Leadership Course, Selfridge Air Nation Guard Base, Michigan.
2002 Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Program, Gunter Air Force Station, Alabama.
2009 Air Force Chief Leadership Course, Gunter Air Force Station, Alabama.
2009 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Gunter Air Force Station, Alabama. (by correspondence)
2010 Command Chief Orientation Course, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
2011 Air Force Reserve Command, Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
2011 AFSO21 Senior Leader Training Course, March Air Reserve Base, California.
2012 Criminal Investigator, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia.
2013 Master of Science, Business Administration with a concentration in Military Studies, Trident International University, Cypress, California.
2013 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
2013 Intermediate Force Instructor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
2014 Reserve Components National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Keystone Joint Leadership Course, National Defense University (NDU), Washington, D.C.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, by correspondence.
AFRC Top Three
AFRC Chiefs' Group
Travis Chiefs' Group, Lifetime
March Chief's Group, Lifetime
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class: September 1988
Senior Airman: July 1989
Sergeant: July 1990
Staff Sergeant: May 1991
Technical Sergeant: March 1997
Master Sergeant: July 2001
Senior Master Sergeant: September 2005
Chief Master Sergeant: November 2007
(Current as of April 2018)