NEWS | Aug. 22, 2007

Ms. Kerry Kelley appointed to Senior Executive Service, Named Associate Director, Capability and Resource Integration Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command


OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -  Ms. Kerry Kelly has been appointed to the federal Senior Executive Service and named Associate Director of the Capability and Resource Integration Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB, Neb.   The Senior Executive Service is the personnel system covering top managerial positions in approximately 75 federal agencies.

Her Directorate is responsible for conducting force management and analysis to include integrating, coordinating, prioritizing and advocating USSTRATCOM future concepts, mission capability needs, weapons system development, support for emerging technologies and command and control architecture across the mission areas.

She is also responsible for the articulation and development of all command requirement processes to ensure that USSTRATCOM has the tools to accomplish its mission, and ensures appropriate decision support tools and assessment processes are in place to enhance operational capabilities. The directorate includes comptroller support, concepts and experimentation and force assessments.

Ms Kelley was born on 11 Feb 1962 in Canton, IL and graduated from the Academy of Our Lady High School, Peoria, IL, in June 1980. She entered federal civil service in 1985. Prior to entering federal civil service she graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, NE in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and earned a Master of Science degree in operations research from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1985.

Experience includes operations analysis in support of START I, START II, 1992 Presidential Nuclear Initiatives and the 1994 Nuclear Posture Review; Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; Hard and Deeply Buried Target Defeat technologies; Command Long-Range Planning and Command Science and Technology Mission Needs List.

Current responsibilities include directing highly technical and specialized studies and analyses encompassing all assigned USSTRATCOM global areas and integrating technical efforts across USSTRATCOM. Responsible for the analysis efforts required to support Commander, USSTRATCOM in Congressional testimony affecting strategic operations.