Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Kelly is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AETC is responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel. The command includes Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University. It operates more than 1,400 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 23 wings, 10 bases and five geographically separated groups and trains more than 293,000 students per year with approximately 60,000 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian and contractor personnel.
General Kelly entered the Air Force in 1987 as a graduate of the University of Delaware Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He is a member of the professional acquisition corps and has extensive experience with leading-edge research and development. He has broad weapon systems acquisition experience including laboratory, air-to-air weapons, science and technology, space and intelligence systems, and integrated air defense systems. General Kelly joined the Air Force Reserve in 1998. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander and President, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
As a civilian, he is the Director of Special Programs and Technology Integration for the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. In this capacity he is responsible for providing policy advice and support to the Secretary of Defense and other senior Department of Defense leaders by formulating, recommending, integrating, and implementing policies and strategies to improve United States strategic capabilities.
1987 Bachelor of Science degree, Business Administration, University of Delaware
1991 Education With Industry, Westinghouse Electronic Systems, Baltimore, Md.
1994 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Diploma, Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College
1996 Master of Science, Administration, Central Michigan University
2001 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2006 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
2006 Diploma, Senior Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University
2010 Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society
2014 USAF Senior Leadership Orientation Course
2014 Senior Manager Course in National Security Leadership, George Washington University
2015 Joint Senior Reserve Component Officer Course, US Army War College
2017 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Keenan-Flagler Business School
1. March 1988 - August 1991, Budget Analyst, Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, Logistics and Human Factors Division, Dayton, Ohio
2. August 1991 - June 1992, Education with Industry Student, Westinghouse ESG, Baltimore, Md.
3. July 1992 - August 1996, Program Manager, Air Force/Navy Short-range Missile Program Office, Arlington, Va.
4. August 1996 - December 1998, Executive Officer, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Washington, D.C.
5. December 1998 - July 2002, Deputy Director Executive Advisory Support Group, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering (SAF/AQR), Washington, D.C.
6. July 2002 - July 2006, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Washington, D.C.
7. August 2005 - June 2006, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
8. June 2006 - October 2009, Assistant for Information Technologies, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.
9. October 2009 - February 2011, Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
10. October 2010 - February 2011, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Director for Information Dominance Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQI), Washington, D.C.
11. February 2011 - April 2014, Deputy Director, Policy, Strategy, Partnering and Capabilities, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
12. April 2014 - July 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
13. August 2016 – March 2018, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander and President, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
14. March 2018 – present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1992 - August 1996, Program Manager, Air Force/Navy Short-range Missile Program Office, Arlington, Va., as a captain
2. June 2006 - October 2009, Assistant for Information Technologies, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and a colonel
3. October 2009 - February 2011, Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
4. February 2011 - April 2014, Deputy Director, Policy, Strategy, Partnering and Capabilities, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, as a colonel and brigadier general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with star device
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 25, 1987
First Lieutenant Jan. 5, 1990
Captain Jan. 5, 1992
Major Oct. 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 2004
Colonel Feb. 22, 2008
Brigadier General July 2, 2013
Major General March 26, 2018
(Current as of May 2018)