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Biographical Info

Chief Kelsey is a Senior Consultant and Trainer for NewPoint Strategies and is on the NewPoint team for the military conducting training in prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and other destructive behaviors.  Chief Kelsey joined the United States Navy on March 6, 1996.  He will soon retire after a successful 21 year career in the Navy where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Chief Kelsey had several accomplishments throughout his career in various assignments at duty stations in the U.S., Iceland, and Afghanistan and sea duty deployments to Iraq to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and to Iwakuni, Japan.

His primary assignments have been in the field of Aviation Life Support Systems. After serving as individual Augmentee tour in Afghanistan performing detainee operations, he took orders to HSM-78 where he made a Rim of the Pacific deployment on the USS Ronald Regan and a Southern Seas deployment on board the USS George Washington.  Chief Kelsey then transferred to shore duty for the final time in 2016 when he took orders to HSC-3.

During his Navy career Chief Kelsey fine-tuned his skills as a presenter and teacher to other Sailors.  After completing Journeyman Instructor School he spent 3 years teaching the Navy’s newest Sailors their trade as an “A” school instructor leading to his qualification as a Master Training Specialist.

Over the past four years Chief Kelsey has traveled to 10 bases in the pacific theater to give “edutainment” style presentations to Sailors on skills and perspective they need to prevent “destructive behaviors”.  His training was critiqued very well because his story provided actual insight and value that Navy attendees could take away and use immediately.

Chief Kelsey and his wife Kristen live in San Diego, California.  They have a blended family of 6 children total with 3 young daughters still at home.  His oldest son Tyler, followed in his father’s footsteps when he joined the Navy when he turned 18.  Chief Kelsey will continue his commitment to the Navy in his future professional life as a “keynote presenter” on how Sailors and Soldiers can build and sustain Resiliency and prevent destructive behaviors both for themselves and their colleagues. He is pursuing a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management.

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