TACRON TWO TWO


 
 
ACCM (AW/SW) Torrence Kelly
Senior Enlisted Advisor

 

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Master Chief Kelly is a native of Charleston, South Carolina.  He attended Carver High School in Columbus, GA and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, September 1990.  After completing Recruit Training at RTC San Diego, he attended AC(A1) School Millington, TN. 

In April 1991, he received orders to Naval Air Station Whiting Field, FL.  While stationed there, he served as Facility Watch Supervisor and advanced to the rank of Air Traffic Controller Second Class. 

In May 1994, he received orders to USS BOXER LHD-4 commissioning her in March 1995.  Designated as a "Plankowner", he was assigned to the Helicopter Direction Center, where he became the Air Traffic Control Center Supervisor.

In 1997, AC1 Kelly reported to Naval Air Station North Island where he was the Radar Chief.

In February 2003, he received orders to Tactical Air Control Squadron TWELVE.  He completed a successful tour as the Operations LPO, Command Career Counselor, and he was proudly selected to the ranks of Chief Petty Officer.

Chief Kelly transferred to the USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD-6, in January 2006, as the Leading Chief Petty Officer and Amphibious Air Traffic Control Watch Officer.

February 2009, he volunteered for GSA orders to Iraq as the Operations LCPO.  While in Iraq, he was accepted to the Senior Enlisted Academy – Graduating Class 150.

Chief Kelly took Instructor Duty orders to NATTC Pensacola in March 2010.  He quickly advanced to Senior Chief and was the LCPO of the largest concentration of Air Traffic Controllers in the Navy.  Currently, he is the Senior Enlisted Leader of TACRON TWO TWO, where he has been selected to rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.

Master Chief Kelly’s personal decorations include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and other various unit and personal awards.