Capt. Sean P. Kelley

Chief of Staff, Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)

20 September 2020
Official Portrait of Capt. Sean Kelley
Official Portrait of Capt. Sean Kelley
Official Portrait of Capt. Sean Kelley
Official Portrait of Capt. Sean Kelley
Official Portrait of Capt. Sean Kelley - Chief of Staff, Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)
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A native of Barnstable, Massachusetts and a graduate of Norwich University, CAPT Sean P. Kelley holds a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and diplomas from the Defense Language Institute, as well as the Joint Forces Staff College. CAPT Kelley is a recipient of the Office of Naval Intelligence’s Edwin Layton Award for Leadership.

His sea duty and theater tours include service as the intelligence officer for Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266, which included participation in Eyes over Mogadishu and Operation Continue Hope. After Somalia, he redeployed for Operation Support Democracy in Haiti and also served with a Marine Fighter- Attack Squadron during Operation Deny Flight over the Balkans. Additional operational assignments include duty as assistant intelligence officer on the staff of Commander, Carrier Group FOUR and as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (N2), Commander, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT (CSG8)/Dwight D. Eisenhower Strike Group. While assigned to Strike Group EIGHT, CAPT Kelley served as N2 for the U.S. Navy’s Task Force 50 in the Northern Arabian Sea During Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ashore, his assignments included duty at the Office of Naval Intelligence, Joint Analysis Center Molesworth, U.K., Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS J2), and the U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center (PACOM JIOC).
His leadership tours include Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, Misawa, Japan, Commanding Officer, Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center, Office of Naval Intelligence and Information Warfare Commander, Carrier Strike Group TEN.
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and various campaign and service medals.
In September 2020, CAPT Kelley assumed his duties as the Chief of Staff, Naval Information Forces.

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