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Kelley is a motor transport operator assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for two years.
He is the son of Bob and Joyce Kelley, of Cedar Springs.
The specialist is a 2005 graduate of Cedar Springs High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Ferris State University, Big Rapids.