Lieutenant Colonel David Kelley will provide an overview of America’s land based strategic nuclear deterrent.


Lieutenant Colonel David D. Kelley is a National Defense Fellow with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Kelley was the deputy commander of the 91st Operations Group at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where he directed more than 400 Air Force Airmen in charge of the nation's land-based intercontinental ballistic missile force. He has also served as a commander of an intercontinental ballistic missile squadron, as well as in a variety of staff positions at the wing, Combatant Command, and Major Command levels.