CMDCM(SW/EXW/AW) Kelley was born in Farmington, Maine in 1968 and graduated from High School in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1986. In September 1987, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went to boot camp in San Diego, CA.
After completing recruit training and Basic Electricity and Electronics school in San Diego, CA he went to ET “A” school in Great Lakes and graduated in November 1988. He followed on to IFF “C” school in Norfolk, VA and finally went to his first assignment at Naval Submarine Support Facility New London, CT in May of 1989. Follow-on assignments include OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT 5 (TAGS-5), USNS SATURN (TAFS-10), NCTAMSLANT, USS NORMANDY (CG-60), Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck, JCISA Yongson Korea, USS LABOON (DDG-58), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66), USS STOUT (DDG-55), Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Four in Portsmouth, VA, Naval Information Operations Command Norfolk, Command Master Chief onboard USS HAWES (FFG-53), Command Master Chief of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Command Master Chief onboard USS RAMAGE (DDG-61), Command Master Chief onboard USS LEYTE GULF (CG-55), Command Master Chief at Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Staff, and is currently serving as the Command Master Chief of Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center.
Attended the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, RI in October 2007 and was selected into the Command Master Chief program in January of 2008. CMDCM Kelley graduated from the Keystone Course in February of 2010.
CMDCM Kelley’s personal decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star), the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (3 Gold Stars), Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 gold stars).