Kelly served as a member of the airborne infantry in the US Army from 1996 to 1999.
- SPRAT Level 3 Rope Access Supervisor
- Rope Rescue Operations & Technician (NFPA 1670/1006)
- Confined Space Operations & Technician (NFPA 1670/1006)
- Airborne Infantryman – United States Army
- Instructor – CMC Rescue School
- Lead Technical Instructor – START Group
- Career Firefighter with Washington DC Fire Department