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Speakers » Kevin Kelley

  • Professor

  • National Security Affairs Department, Naval War College

  • United States

Professor Kevin P. Kelley joined the National Security Affairs (NSA) Department in July 1986.  He spent his first 24 years on the faculty as the NSA Department’s Executive Assistant. He teaches the Leadership Concepts portion of the NSA course.  Prof. Kelley’s expertise lies in the areas of strategic leadership, the U.S. defense resource allocation systems, and in the way national security policy making, and its implementation, are influenced.  He has developed and executed programs on defense resource allocation processes and a systematic approach to national security strategy development and military force planning in support of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies initiatives and for the Partnership for Peace.  For over 20 years, he has also lectured and taught courses around the world, including in Germany, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Uganda.  Prior to his arrival at the Naval War College, Prof. Kelley served as a logistician in the U.S. Navy, including tours of duty in Japan and Scotland. A 1984 Distinguished Graduate of the NWC, Professor Kelley has an undergraduate degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross and he earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College.  He was awarded a U.S. Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program fellowship in 1994.  He taught at the Marshall Center in Germany under a one-year fellowship from July 1998 to June 1999.


Research Presentation: Peace: A Risky Business for the U.S. Military?

2012 Presentation