Kevin P. Kelley
National Security Affairs
Professor Kevin P. Kelley joined the National Security Affairs Department in July 1986. He was the NSA Department’s Executive Assistant for 23 years. He teaches the Senior Leadership Seminar and the Leading Organizations Effectively courses. 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 overseas including in Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Djibouti, and Uganda. He also taught a course for Regent University at Oxford University in England. Prior to his arrival at the Naval War College, Prof. Kelley served as a logistician in the U.S. Navy, including tours of duty living in Japan and Scotland. A 1984 Distinguished Graduate of the Naval War College, 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 Garmisch, Germany under a one-year fellowship from July 1998 to June 1999. He is consistently rated by students as an outstanding teacher including being rated as the best teacher in the NSA Department in 19 of the last 35 trimesters he has taught.
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