Chief Master Sergeant Ericka E. Kelly is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and also serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Chief Kelly represents the highest enlisted executive level of leadership in Air Force Reserve Command and advises the Commander on all issues regarding the readiness, training, welfare, morale, proper utilization and progress of more than 55,000 enlisted active duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen serving at more than 60 military bases worldwide. She also provides direction to the Reserve force and represents their interests at all levels of government to other military branches and in joint strategic and operational war-fighting environments.
Chief Kelly joined the Air Force in October 1987 and served in numerous assignments and leadership positions in the medical career field and took part in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In May 1993, Chief Kelly transferred to the Air Force Reserve and deployed twice in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. She led two Air Force Reserve wings as the top enlisted advisor for the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and then the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, before assuming her current position.
In addition to her military service, Chief Kelly has more than 20 years of government, management and law enforcement experience. She has served as a criminal investigator for the Department of Justice in the Office of Professional Responsibility. She is also a John Maxwell certified speaker, coach and trainer.