Colonel Andrew Kelly is the Commander and District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. Colonel Kelly assumed command on August 24, 2018.
Colonel Kelly joins the Jacksonville District team after serving as the Chief of Staff, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in Kabul. Prior to this deployment, he attended the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy earning a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. While in the national capital region, he completed assignments in the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) office and on the Army Staff in the Office of the Chief of Engineers.
Previous assignments include commanding the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Joint Engineer Trainer in the U.S. Joint Forces Command, Operations and Executive Officer for the 92nd Engineer Battalion, and Brigade Combat Team Engineer in 3rd Infantry Division. As a captain he commanded the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, served as a Project Engineer in the New York District, and was the Executive Officer to the North Atlantic Division commander.
Colonel Kelly graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in 1994.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and Defense Meritorious Service medals. He is also the recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.