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Colonel PATRICK (ANDY) KELLY

Col Andy Kelly serves as Commander, 103rd medical Group, Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut.  He is ultimately responsible for maintaining medical readiness for the more than 1,100 Connecticut Air National Guard members.

Col Kelly is a 2000 graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Arkansas.  He attended Acquisition Officer training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, and his first duty assignment was as a Project Engineer in the Command and Control System Program Office at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts.  He has served as a Protocol Officer, managed technology demonstrations on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, served as Executive Officer above Wing level, and the Chief of Operations for CAOC-X at Langley AFB, Virginia.

In 2011, Col Kelly left the active-duty Air Force and joined the Connecticut Air National Guard as a Operations Analyst in the Strategy Division of the Air Operations Group.  As a Guardsman, he has served as a Bioenvironmental Engineer and 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron Commander before assuming command of the Medical Group October 8, 2020.

Lt Col Kelly has deployed multiple times in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and in support of relief efforts following Hurricane Maria.  Most recently, he was activated to lead the Medical Planning & Response cell at Connecticut Joint Force Headquarters during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

EDUCATION

1999 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 2001 Acquistions Fundamentals Course, Lackland AFB, TX

2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2010 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence

2012 Air Operations Center Operators Course, Tyndall AFB, FL

2016 Bioenvironmental Engineering Officer Course, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2021 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.            January 2001- April 2002, Deputy Chief of Theater Missile Defense Systems, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA

2.            April 2002 - January 2004, Protocol Officer, Hanscom AFB, MA

3.            January 2004 - July 2004, IMINT/Multi-INT Project Engineer, Hanscom AFB, MA

4.            July 2004 - August 2005, UAV Battlelab Project Engineer, Creech AFB, NV

5.            August 2005 - April 2006, Support Division Chief, Creech AFB, NV

6.            August 2006 - February 2008, USAF Warfare Center Executive Officer, Nellis AFB, NV (July 2007 - January 2008, Quality Assurance Representative, Defense Contract Management Agency, Victory Base Complex, Baghdad, Iraq)

7.            February 2008 - May 2008, Chief, HH-60 Flight Test Engineering, Nellis AFB, NV

8.            May 2008 - August 2011, Deputy Chief Analysis and Assessment, Chief Operations Management and Assessments, Langley AFB, VA

9.            August 2011 - May 2013, Operational Assessment Analyst, Bradley Air National Guard Base, CT

10.          May 2013 - January 2019, Bioenvironmental Engineer, Bradley ANGB, CT

11.          January 2019 - October 2020, Commander 103d Civil Engineer Squadron, Bradley ANGB, CT

12.          October 2020 - Present, Commander 103d Medical Group, Bradley ANGB, CT

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant December 23, 2000

First Lieutenant December 23, 2002

Captain December 23, 2004

Major September 1, 2010

Lieutenant Colonel November 8, 2015

Colonel May 26, 2022

(Current as of Nov 2022)