Colonel Stephanie R. Kelley
Commander, 517th Training Group
Colonel Stephanie R. Kelley is currently the Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Commander, 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey, California. In this capacity, Colonel Kelley directs language training for 34,000 Department of Defense personnel annually in 89 languages at 29 sites worldwide. She also oversees 1,800 faculty members and 250 joint-service staff providing language training, proficiency testing, and curriculum to train successful linguists. As the 517th Training Group Commander, Colonel Kelley leads two Air Force squadrons composed of about 1,200 Airmen, the majority of whom are Air Force Cryptologic Linguist trainees.
Prior to serving at DLIFLC Colonel Kelley was a professor of Strategy and Security Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Alabama. SAASS is a selective, one-year graduate school for strategists that educates Air Force, Department of Defense, and international students to develop, evaluate, and employ airpower as a component of military force in support of national objectives.
Colonel Kelley enlisted in the Air Force Reserves in 1992, serving as a medical technician at Travis AFB, CA and Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan, before commissioning through Officer Training School in 1997.
A career intelligence officer, she has served in a variety of analytical, targeting and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance positions in both Air Force and Joint commands. She has supported air operations over Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East; and ISR missions in Korea. Additionally, Col Kelley taught at the Air Force Special Operations School and commanded the Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Analysis Squadron at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant Matthew P. Robinson
Superintendent, 517th Training Group
Chief Master Sergeant Matthew P. Robinson is the Group Superintendent for the 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California. He is the senior enlisted leader for 130 staff and 1200 students executing language training in support of national level agencies and combatant commanders. CMSgt Robinson oversees development and enhancement of the enlisted force. He manages squadron manpower, resources, plans and policy and is active in unit and post activities, as well as volunteers in numerous local community organizations. CMSgt Robinson is currently pursuing his Graduate Degree in Homeland Security.
CMSgt Robinson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on 5 July 1975. He spent the majority of his formative years in San Diego, California and entered the Air Force 15 December 1993. After completing Basic Military and Technical Training in early 1994, he was assigned to his first duty station as a signals analyst at the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa. In January 1996, he was assigned to the Air Force Information Warfare Center, Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas where he served as an Information Warfare analyst. CMSgt Robinson's third assignment was a special duty assignment to the Joint Defense Facility - Pine Gap, Alice Springs, Australia, where he served as an ELINT Analyst from October 2000 to October 2003. In October 2003 he accepted a second special duty assignment to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio where he served as Team Lead and NCOIC of Space Technical Support. In December 2009, he took the position of Detachment Superintendent, Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea. In December of 2010, CMSgt Robinson returned to Wright-Patterson AFB and assumed the position of Squadron Superintendent, 18th Intelligence Squadron. In January 2016, he was selected to be the Squadron Superintendent for the 314th Training Squadron, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California. Finally, in in July 2017, he was selected as the Group Superintendent, 517th Traning Group, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California.
1993 High School, San Diego CA.
1997 SIGE-2810, Fundamentals of Technical ELINT, National Cryptologic School
1997 SIGE-3810, Intermediate Technical ELINT Analysis, National Cryptologic School
2000 Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB, TX.
2003 SIGE-4830, Interpretive ELINT Analysis, National Cryptologic School
2003 SIGE-3820, Digital ELINT Analysis Training, National Cryptologic School
2006 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL.
2008 Combat Skills Training, Camp Atterbury, IN.
2009 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Non-Residence
2009 Associates Degree, Communications Application Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Bachelor’s Degree Information Systems Management, University of Maryland, University College
2011 Joint Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education, Non-Residence cademy, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2012 Cyber 100, Space and Cyber Professional Management Office
2012 Professional Manager’s Certificate, Community College of the Air Force
2013 Senior Enlisted Intelligence Manager’s Skills Course, Goodfellow AFB, .
2013 Space 300, National Space and Security Institute, Peterson AFB, CO.
1. Dec 1993 - Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX.
2. Feb 1994 - 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, TX.
3. Jul 1994 - 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa
4. Mar 1995 - 335th Reconnaissance Squadron Detachment 1, Ryhiad AB, Saudi Arabia (Deployed)
5. Jan 1997 - Air Force Information Warfare Center, Kelly AFB, TX.
6. Mar 1998 - 4405th Intelligence Squadron, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia (Deployed)
7. Oct 2000 - Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap, Alice Springs, Australia
8. Oct 2003 - NASIC, Special Analysis Squadron, Wright-Pat AFB, OH.
9. Dec 2009 - Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, ROK
10. Dec 2010 - 18th Intelligence Squadron Wright-Pat AFB, OH.
11. Jul 2012 - 18 IS FWD, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (Deployed)
12. Oct 2014 - 18 IS FWD, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (Deployed)
13. Jan 2016 - 314th Training Squadron, Presidio of Monterey, CA.
14. July 2017 - 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey, CA.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with campaign star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal South West Asia Service Medal with campaign star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal with campaign star
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic December 1993
Airman June 1994
Airman First Class December 1995
Senior Airman December 1996
Staff Sergeant May 2000 Technical Sergeant June 2004
Master Sergeant June 2008
Senior Master Sergeant January 2012
Chief Master Sergeant July 2015
(Current as of July 2017)