Scott Kelley is a former military journalist and Peacekeeper who embarked on tours in Bosnia, Haiti and Kosovo from 1995 to 2005.
Diversely experienced, Scott Kelley’s resume is polished with a unique range of leadership roles. Finding his footing in the military, Kelley established the foundation of his professional identity by making the decision to enlist. During his time in the military, he navigated numerous roles, rising up the ranks along the way. All the while, his sense of responsibility, camaraderie and leadership continued to develop.
In 1995, Scott Kelley joined the US military with a clear purpose in mind: to serve his country as a leader — and as a warrior.
During Scott Kelley’s military career, he navigated three individual tours between 1995 and 2005. Initially, he started out as a military journalist, contributing articles to such publications as SETAF Outlook, The Blue Beret, and Paraglide. In his coverage of military updates both at home and abroad, Kelley often centered his stories around people, rather than place alone. The stories he wrote showcased crucial command information, while emphasizing the humanity within military operations. Highlighting the accomplishments of his fellow soldiers was and continues to be incredibly important to Kelley, long after venturing into the civilian workforce.
During his tours in Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo, Scott Kelley served as a Peacekeeper. This role was a natural fit for Kelley, who wore the Blue Beret with pride and dignity.
A role with humanity at the forefront, Peacekeeping efforts are focused on establishing conditions that foster lasting peace between foreign nations. Peacekeepers are non-combatants who maintain a neutral stance in the way of conflict. This nonviolent position is one that requires fierce dedication to maintaining the safety and civility of opposing forces. Kelley’s Peacekeeper role introduced him to unique responsibilities and life skills, including problem solving in the face of adversity and maintaining a brave face. Even still today, the lessons he learned from his military tours strengthen and empower him as a leader.