Brian Kelly retired from the U.S. Navy in March 2010 after 20 years of service, serving for 15 years as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer and Special Operations Officer. Brian’s military career encompassed a wide variety of positions, working in complex operational environments within the United States and overseas. He gained extensive expertise and experience in foreign ordnance intelligence, acquisition, and exploitation operations while serving as Intelligence Liaison and Foreign Material Acquisition Officer at the Naval EOD Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV); Weapons Technical Intelligence and IED Exploitation operations as the Commander of the Combined Explosive Exploitation Cell Iraq (CEXC-I)/Counter-IED Staff Officer for Multi-National Corps Iraq and Task Force Troy; and nuclear and radiological material search and forensics operations as the Branch Chief of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Technical Support Group (TSG).
His Navy staff experience includes deployment as a Carrier Battle Group Staff Officer and as the Deputy EOD Officer for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT). While at USNAVCENT Brian was in charge of EOD and Diving Theater Security Cooperation operations, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) EOD force support, and EOD and Diving operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). His final assignment was as Executive Officer for the Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving (CEODD) providing oversight and management of the training of Joint Service EOD Technicians and military Divers. His awards include the Bronze Star and he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.