|COLONEL KELLY M. MARTIN|
Colonel Kelly M. Martin is the vice commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. As vice commander, she assists the wing commander in leading more than 3,000 people, overseeing base property and capital assets totaling more than $2.8 billion, and controlling an annual budget exceeding $249 million. The wing's overall mission is to provide worldwide air refueling and combatant commander airlift support in addition to the support of Headquarters U.S Central Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, and 36 other mission partners that call MacDill home.
Colonel Martin is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After commissioning, she earned her wings at Vance AFB, Okla. A senior pilot with more than 2,200 flight hours, Colonel Martin has flown KC-135R/T aircraft in support of multiple operations including Panama, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Colonel Martin has served in a variety of flying, staff and command assignments. Her staff assignments include Staff Secretary for National Security Affairs in the Office of the Vice President, Washington D.C. She commanded the 92nd Operations Support Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., and the 477th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, Sather AB, Baghdad, Iraq. She was most recently the chief, Broader Middle East Division, Operations Directorate, Joint Staff, Washington D.C.
1992 Bachelor of arts degree in communications studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Va.
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Master of arts degree in organizational management, The George Washington University, Washington D.C.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2007 Master of military operational art and science degree, Air Command and Staff College, Ala.
2009 Air War College, Distance Learning, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 National Security Affairs Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington D.C.
November 1993 - June 1995, student pilot, 8th Student Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
June 1995 - July 1999, KC-135R/T/RT Aircraft Commander, 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
July 1999 - September 2001, Air Force Intern, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
October 2001 - June 2004, KC-135R/T Instructor Pilot and Asst. Director of Operations, 351st Air Refueling Squadron and Wing Executive Officer, 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England
July 2004 - July 2006, Staff Secretary for National Security Affairs, Office of the Vice President, White House, Washington D.C.
July 2006 - June 2007, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
July 2007 - June 2009, Operations Officer and Commander, 92nd Operations Support Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Washington
July 2009 - June 2010, National Security Affairs Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington D.C.
June 2010 - May 2012, Division Chief, Broader Middle East, Operations Directorate, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
May 2012 - Present, Vice Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
Rating: Senior Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 2,200
Aircraft Flown: T-37A, T-38B, KC-135R/T/RT
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with service star
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1993
First Lieutenant May 28, 1995
Captain May 28, 1997
Major July 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
Colonel Sept. 1, 2011
(Current as of May 2012)