Stephen Kelley, Ph.D.

Military Faculty, CSC

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 432-5443

Areas of Expertise:

  • US Persian Gulf Security Policy
  • National Security Decision Making
  • Diplomatic History
  • Strategic Planning
  • Scenario Planning

Civilian Education

  • BS, Nautical Science, Maine Maritime Academy, 1993
  • MA, National Security Affairs (Middle East Studies), Naval Postgraduate School, 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Security Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, 2020

Military Education

  • JPME Phase I, United States Naval War College, 2007

Major Assignments

  • 1997-2005: SH-60B pilot. Deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Persian Gulf
  • 2005-2007: Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2007-2010: OPNAV N51
  • 2010-2012: CJTF-HOA
  • 2012-2015: Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2015-2017: OSD Policy, Office of Strategy and Force Development
  • 2017-Present: USMC Command and Staff College

Awards and Decorations

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award)
  • Air Medal (Individual Action)

Professional Organizations:

  • Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Marine Corps University