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Chuck Kelly

Office of the Secretary of Defense
Senior Munitions Analyst and Portfolio Manager
64th Annual Fuze Conference

Chuck Kelly is a weapon systems acquisition manager with over thirty-six years of experience in the Department of Defense (DoD) including military service and civil service in acquisition management.  He is the Acting Director for Surface Warfare in Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management within the Office of Acquisition and Sustainment.  In this position, he manages all capability portfolios within Land and Naval Warfare.  He is the lead for the DoD Munitions Requirement process that produces the inventory requirements for all DoD munitions across the Military Services and the United States Special Operations Command.  He also serves as the DoD Fuze Integrated Product Team Tri-Chair and an Executive Committee member of the Joint Ordnance Commanders Group.

Prior to service in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in 2003, as a United States Marine Corps aviator, LtCol Kelly served as the Joint Staff’s Force Application Land/Special Operations Forces Section Branch Chief.  LtCol Kelly held numerous leadership, staff and operational billets, as the: Operations Officer and Officer in Charge of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aviation Support Detachment; Air Launched Strike Weapons Requirements Officer in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare Directorate; Squadron Training Officer and Flight Instructor at the Marine Corps’ Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFAT 101); and deployed as a Forward Air Controller with the Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and is Defense Acquisition University certified Level III in Program Management.  He was also certified as a Marine Corps instructor in the areas of Air Combat, Weapons and Tactics, and Night Tactics being a graduate of both the Navy Weapons Fighter School and the Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course.

Mr. Kelly’s achievements include a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, an Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence and two Office of the Secretary of Defense Medals for Exceptional Civilian Service.