Lieutenant Colonel Kellman served as the Logistics Officer and 7th Iraqi Army Division's Sustainment Advisor for Task force AL Asad, Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Lieutenant Colonel Kettman was born in Colon, Panama, October 20, 1968 and immigrated to the United States in
January 1969. He graduated from Highlands High School, Sacramento, California in June 1986 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in October the same year. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management both from National University of San Diego. Upon completing basic training with Echo Company, 2nd RTBn, MCRD San Diego, he attended Communication Electronics School at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA.
After Communication Electronics School, Lieutenant Colonel Kellman, was assigned to Kaneohe Bay, Hl, with Bravo Company, 7th Communications Battalion. In September of 1990, he deployed with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines in support of operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Once returned, he was assigned to Camp Pendleton, California, with 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense in December 1993, later assigned as a canvassing recruiter in MCRS Montgomery, AL, RSS Mobile, AL. In December 1996, he was assigned in Quantico, Virginia, with Communication Officers School.
In October 1998, Gunnery Sergeant Kellman was selected for the Meritorious Commissioning Program and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in April of 1999. After Completing the Basic Officer Course and Supply Officer Course, he was assigned to Combat Service Support Group 1, 1st Force Service Support Group, Twentynine Palms, California as the Reparable Issue Point Platoon Commander and Operations Officer and participated in numerous Combined Anns Exercises.
In July 2002, at the conclusion of his tour with Combat Service Support Group 1, he was transferred to Recruit Training
Regiment, MCRD San Diego, and assigned to Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion as the Series Commander and Company Commander. He also served as the Operations Officer of 2nd RTBn, MCRD, San Diego, California. He concluded his tour on the depot as Company Commander of Service Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, MCRD, San Diego, California.
In July 2006, after graduating from the U.S. Army's Combined Captains' Career Logistics Course in Fort Lee, Virginia, he transferred to 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division as the Regimental Supply Officer. During this tour he deployed twice to Iraq and served in Fallujah and Al Asad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2009, after being selected to attend the Korean Command and Staff College he was assigned to the Defense Language Institute (DLI) to study Korean. Upon graduation from DLI he attended the Korean Command and Staff College and graduated in December 2011 as honor graduate.
In January 2012, he was assigned to the Headquarters of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps in Baran, South Korea as a Liaison Officer and as a translator and linguist for Marine forces Korea in Seoul, South Korea.
Upon returning to the United States, he deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan in January 2014 for seven months with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 as the Company Commander of Combat Logistics Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
When he returned in August 2014 he was assigned as the Company Commander of Ammunition Company 1st Supply battalion, Camp Pendleton, California. After Company Command he became the Executive Officer of 1st Battalion.
Upon completing his tour as 1st Supply Battalion he deployed to Al Asad, Iraq as the Logistics Officer and 7th Iraqi Army Division’s Sustainment Advisor for Task Force Al Asad, Iraq in November 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Lieutenant Colonel Kellman’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4th award), and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Lieutenant Colonel Kellman is married to the former Wendy S. Coleman of Mobile, Alabama. They live in Murrieta, California and have a daughter, Shynell G. Kellman