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Edward John Kelly, V

Edward John Kelly, V, American counselor. Recipient Yaddo medal Boy Scouts American, 1954, Silver Beaver award, 1973.


  • V, Edward John Kelly, was born on July 10, 1936 in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. Son of Edward John IV and Blanch Marie (O'Connor) K.

  • Education

    • Student, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1956. Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina, 1990. Student, University Dayton, 1967.

      Bachelor in History, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1982.


    • Commissioned United States Air Force, 1956, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1975. Instructor navigation Strategic Air Command United States Air Force, various locations, 1958-1969. Scheduler KC-135 United States Air Force, Castle Air Force Base, California, 1970-1971, chief bomber operations, 1972-1973, chief KC-135 planner Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, 1973-1974.

      8AF chief of training Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, 1974-1975. Director operations and training United States Air Force, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, 1977-1978, retired, 1979. Job developer, counselor Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 1979-1980, director cooperative education, job placement and apprenticeship, 1980-1997.

      Chairman County Workforce Development Council, Goldsboro, 1980-1997. Committee chairman North Carolina Internship Council, 1985-1993, North Carolina trails committee chairman 1989-1992.


    • Author: Canoeing the Neuse River, 1983, Your Move Into the World of Work, 1988.


    Chairman task force Waynesborough State Park, 1983-1986, 90-94, 95-2002. Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Merced., California and Guam, Goldsboro, 1971-1986, council commissioner, Goldsboro, 1976-1981, 84-88, district chairman, 1982-1984. Candidate Republican Party, Wayne County, 1982, 84, 86.

    Board directors Senior Institute, Central Florida Community College, 2003-2007, president, 2003-2005. Vice president Silver Springs Shores Residents Association, 2003, president, 2004-2010. Board directors Public Policy Institute, since 2005.

    Chair, citizen advisory committee Community Transportation Organization, since 2008. Member DAV, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cooperative Education Association, North Carolina Cooperative Education Association (board directors 1985-1997, president 1994, Outstanding Professional 1994), North Carolina Placement Association (program co-chairman 1990, Outstanding Professional 1994), Neuse Trails Association, Air Force Association (president 1980-1982, 90-91, vice president 2004, president 2004-2007, Merit medal 1989), County Personnel Association (president 1992).



    Organic gardening, horticulture, recreational vehicles, canoeing, fishing.


    • Children: Edward J. VI, Patrick J., Kevin J., Michael J., Kathleen M.
    • father: Edward John IV K.
    • mother: Blanch Marie (O'Connor) K.
    • children: Edward J. VI V
    • Patrick J. V
    • Kevin J. V
    • Michael J. V
    • Kathleen M. V
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