MAJOR GENERAL BRIAN T. KELLY

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Maj. Gen. Brian T. Kelly is the Commander, Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AFPC ensures commanders around the world are provided with skilled Airmen to conduct Air Force and Joint missions. Additionally, AFPC executes programs covering the entire life cycle of military and civilian personnel for the Air Force, from accession through retirement, including readiness, growth, development and deployment. AFPC’s diverse workforce, with five subordinate units, has approximately 2,500 Air Force military, civilian and contractor personnel responsible for worldwide operations for nearly 2 million total force Airmen, retirees and family members.

 

General Kelly entered the Air Force in 1989 as a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program.  He has held several command and staff positions at the base, major command, Air Staff, and Joint Staff level. His command tours include a mission support squadron and mission support group, along with the 501st Combat Support Wing at Royal Air Force Alconbury, United Kingdom.   

 

Prior to his current assignment, General Kelly served as the director, military force management policy, deputy chief of staff, manpower, personnel and services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

1988 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.
1995 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2006 Distinguished graduate, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.

2010 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

2013 Capitol Hill Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington, D.C.

2016 Advanced Senior Leadership Development Program, Strategic Engagement Seminar, Warrenton, Va.

2017 Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results, Harvard University, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. January 1989 – January 1993, Mission Control Engineer, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. February 1993 – May 1997, Engineer, Program Manager Advanced Tactical Intel Systems, Executive Officer, Classified Duty Location assigned to Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
3. June 1997 – June 2000, Program Element Monitor and Chief General Officer Promotion and Policy, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
4. July 2000 – May 2001, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
5. June 2001 – July 2003, Commander, 92nd Mission Support Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
6. August 2003 – July 2005, Deputy Director, Civilian Career Management, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
7. August 2005 – June 2006, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C. 
8. July 2006 – June 2007, Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. July 2007 – May 2008, Director of Manpower, Personnel and Administration (J1), Headquarters, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.
10. June 2008 – June 2009, Deputy Director for Human Resources, Resources and Assessments Directorate (J8), Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.
11. June 2009 – March 2011, Commander, 31st Mission Support Group, Aviano AB, Italy
12. March 2011 – July 2013, Commander, 501st Combat Support Wing, RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom

13. July 2013 – January 2014, Director, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

14. February 2014 – September 2014, Director, Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

15. October 2014 – June 2017, Director, Military Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

16. June 2017 – present, Commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. May 2004 – October 2004, Deputy Director of Manpower and Personnel (J1), Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq, as a lieutenant colonel

2. July 2007 – May 2008, Director of Manpower, Personnel and Administration (J1), Headquarters, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
3. June 2008 - June 2009, Deputy Director for Human Resources, Resources and Assessments Directorate (J8), Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla., as a colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Distinguished Service Medal

Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant  Nov. 11, 1988
First Lieutenant       Nov. 11, 1990
Captain                    Nov. 11, 1992
Major                       Aug. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel  Feb. 1, 2003
Colonel                    Sept. 1, 2007

Brigadier General    June 2, 2014

Major General          Aug. 2, 2017

(Current as of January 2018)