MSG Lance Kelly

MSG Lance Kelly

Dates of Service: Jul 1989 - Jun 2017
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  • PVT Jul 89
  • PV2 Jan 90
  • PFC Mar 90
  • SPC Dec 90
  • SGT Dec 96
  • SSG Feb 03
  • SFC Dec 05
  • MSG Aug 08

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Enlisted as a Human Resources Specialist and reclassification to a Paralegal Specialist, I have served in the Active Army, Army Reserves, and now the Active Guard Reserve. I never had the intent of making a career out of the Army and never thought possible achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. I love sharing experiences and developing leadership skills in others while developing my own skills.

Military Experiences

Aug 2008 - Feb 2012
4th LOD
Chief Paralegal NCO
Served as the Chief Paralegal NCO, responsible for the career management, professional development and training of 18 enlisted Soldiers; advised the commander on all enlisted issues to include schools and promotions; managed the DTMS and TAMIS databases; prepared and maintained the dashboard metrics to include maintaining the ITRS database; input and monitored all school requests through ATRRS; assisted in the review of all DTS travel authorizations and vouchers; prepared monthly promotion reports and assisted Soldiers in assembling individual promotion packets; prepared monthly training schedules; and assisted in the preparation of the Yearly Training Brief slides and Unit Status Report.
Jan 2006 - Jul 2008
84th TC
Senior Paralegal NCO
Served as a Senior Paralegal NCO on the operational staff of the Commanding General for a growing and transforming command with Soldiers located coast to coast; provided guidance to commanders on procedural aspects of Article 15 non-judicial punishment, letters of reprimand, administrative separations and military justice; assixted Soldiers with powers of attorney and other legal assistance matters; performed legal research; assisted the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in all areas of training, including the Company Level Pre-Command Course, ethics training and other 84th Training Command courses; wrote several articles that appeared in the command staff bulletins.
Nov 2004 - Dec 2005
Small Group Instructor
Served as a Platoon Sergeant for the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; trained and mentored nearly 200 junior NCOs in the area of leadership, communications, training management, preparation for combat orders, drill and ceremonies for a platoon size element and physical fitness training; provided written evaluations of student performances for preparation of DA Form 1059 (Academic Evaluation Report).
Sep 2002 - Oct 2004
174th LOD
Paralegal NCO
Served as a Paralegal NCO for a Legal Support Organization Detachment; administered the provision of legal services to unit commamders and their staff; assisted attorneys in providing professional legal services in diverse legal disciplines which include: military justice, legal assistance, claims, administrative law, international law, operational law and contract law; duties included preparing legal documents and records of proceedings, conducting legal research, conducting intakes and screening interviews of clients, coordinating administrative separation proceeings, maintaining office records, preparing reports, and maintaining legal automation systems. During this assignment I volunteered for a one year mobilization to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field.


(4 months)
Jun 1991 - Sep 1991
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
As a member of the S1, HHT, 1st Squadron, 11th ACR, Fulda Germany, I processed evaluation reports and awards for the Squadron. I participated in the "Doha Dash". If you don't know what this was, I recommend looking it up.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Dec 2004

Small Group Instructor (SGITC)

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2010 - 2012

2002 - 2003

Edison College

Associate Degree

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