Owner Operator of ExpertCCW.
Kelly is a USMC Combat Veteran, having served in the Marines for over twelve years. His last deployment was to Mahmadiyah, Iraq, in the Sunni Triangle of Death 2004-05.
Kelly’s final assignment with the 2nd Battalion 24th Marines Chicago, Illinois; in various roles. Including Quick Reactionary Force – QRF, whose primary function was to respond to incoming direct contact to our forces. And serving as a Platoon Leader and Convoy Commander during standard security operations.
His training is extensive, having served on deployments to JTF’s on the southern US border in the ’90s, to several CAX exercises involving multiple nations and amphibious and air tactical exercises, and earning the ability as a small arms instructor at 29 Palms California for M9 and M500, along with advanced MOUT training at Stu Seagall Studios with USMC, LAPD SWAT, and US Navy SEALs. He has done mountain warfare training in Bridgeport California, and cold weather operations in the coldest base in the continental US. He has extensive training in emergency triage, weapons, and elements of combat and survivability. This all boiled down to keeping himself and his men alive during some of the worst fights in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.
After the military, his civilian training took over, with the NRA and various industry leaders in CCW, Self Defense, Legal support, and Emergency Triage. Including David Grossman and Massad Ayoob. Kelly is a lifelong member of the NRA and VFW. Supporting the Second Amendment and the US Constitution. He also volunteers his time to help Toys for Tots and regularly donates to charity.
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