COL Kelly Hines

COL Kelly Hines

Dates of Service: Mar 1985 - Nov 2019
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  • SPC Jun 87
  • SGT Jun 89
  • 2LT Jul 92
  • 1LT Aug 94
  • CPT Aug 96
  • MAJ Aug 03
  • LTC Aug 08
  • COL Aug 13
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Jul 1992

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Colonel (R) Kelly E. Hines is a native of Oklahoma. He began his military service as an enlisted Infantryman with the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1985 and earned a Active Duty Commission in 1992 as an Aviation 2LT. He has commanded through the brigade level, is rated in the OH58, UH1, and UH/MH60 helicopters and has numerous combat deployments. Kelly has been happily married for 28 years.

Military Experiences

Jul 2017 - Aug 2019
In charge of the U.S. Army’s only Warrant Officer producing school. Responsible for supervising a cadre of 101 Soldiers and Civilians conducting the training of over 3,000 entry and graduate level officers annually.
Jun 2015 - Jul 2017
110th AV BDE HHC
Brigade Commander
Commander of the Army's largest, most diverse, aviation brigade: As the Army’s only Aviation Training Brigade Commander, responsible for meeting the global strategic needs of the U.S. Army and numerous allied nations; responsible for supervising the flight instruction for over 4,500 students annually; managing a 206,000 hour flying hour program; developing flight instruction for all Army aircraft; and overseeing the quality control, standardization, and safety programs of subordinate units and all flight training contracts. Responsible for four subordinate battalions with over 1500 Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors. Also responsible for the safe and efficient operation of 5 airfields, 15 stage fields, 554 aircraft and over 100 remote training sites.
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Responsible for assuring global standardization of U.S. Army Aviation. Served as the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence’s proponent and reviewing agency for Army aviation training, standardization, and technical publications to ensure that they are standardized and accurate.
Oct 2010 - Apr 2013
2-25 AV
Battalion Commander
Commander of an aviation assault battalion with over 450 Soldiers, 30 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and over 150 vehicles. Developed and implemented a training program that ensured the organization was ready for its combat deployment. Served as the Commander of a Multi-Functional Aviation Task Force in Afghanistan for a 12 month combat deployment consisting of 9 subordinate commands with a combined total of over 500 Soldiers and 31 aircraft. Charged with executing full-spectrum Combat and Combat Support operations in support of Coalition, Partner Nation, Special Operations, and Conventional Forces in Afghanistan. Additionally served as the Commander of Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wolverine, to include life support and force protection of an additional 1000 personnel.


(5 years, 6 months)
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
AV BN/Task Force Commander and FOB Wolverine Commander, Zabul Province, Afghanistan
Jun 2004 - Jun 2007
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Multiple deployments with the 160th SOAR as a Company Commander/BN Forward OIC/BN S3.
Jan 2003 - Jun 2003
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Asst S3/Air Mission Commander 160th SOAR
Feb 2002 - Nov 2002
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Multiple deployments to Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader and ASST S3 in 3/160 SOAR.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

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