Coast Guard promotes Kelly to CO of Seneca
Prior to taking the helm of the Seneca, Kelly was the school chief at the Coast Guard's Officer Candidate School in New London, Conn.
He is a 1987 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy.
Built at Derecktor Shipyard in Newport, the cutter Seneca is a 270-foot vessel launched in 1984. The ship routinely performs counter-drug law enforcement, fisheries law enforcement, search and rescue, alien migration interdiction operations and Homeland Security missions.
Kelly, 40, is a resident of Pawcatuck, Conn., where he lives with his wife Angie and sons Patrick and Tyler.