Kelly Peters - Institute for Security Governance
Ms. Peters deployed to Riga, Latvia in June 2021 to support the Latvian Ministry of Defense and Latvian National Armed Forces (LNAF) Joint Headquarters on strategic logistics matters.
Prior to entering the MoDA program, Kelly served as the Central Taskings Branch Chief in the Current Operations Directorate of the US Army’s Forces Command (FORSCOM). In her capacity as Branch Chief, Kelly leads a team responsible for sourcing Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), Army Service Component Command (ASCC), external Agency, and other Service demand for Army conventional force capability (personnel and equipment). Her Central Taskings Branch is also responsible for sourcing Individual Augmentation (IA) demand to fill Joint Manning Document (JMD) and Army Manning Document (AMD) personnel requirements for Combatant Commands.
Before joining FORSCOM, Kelly worked 24 years for a large defense contractor in the Purchasing & Contracting, Logistics, Business Capture, and Human Resources fields where she earned her Certified in Production Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) credentials.
Kelly is retired 31-year veteran of the US Army Reserves. During her Army Reserve career, Kelly served as a Soldier in both the Chemical Corps and Logistics Corps and deployed multiple times into the EUCOM and CENTCOM theaters. During the last two years of Kelly’s career, she was mobilized to serve as the Army Materiel Command (AMC) Responsible Reset Task Force (R2TF) Commander (Forward) in Kuwait, and then as FORSCOM’s representative to the National Commission on the Future of the Army (NCFA) in Washington, D.C
Kelly earned an undergraduate degree in Business and Foreign Language study (French, Spanish, German) from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Boston University.
From April 2018 to October 2019, Kelly served as a MoDA Senior Logistics Advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. In June 2021, Kelly deployed to Latvia as a MoDA Senior Logistics Advisor to the Latvian Ministry of Defense.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Country: Latvia
- Parent Organization: FORSCOM G33, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- Functional Area: Logistics