Monday, October 2, 2017 - The Metropolitan Club, New York City


Captain Scott Kelly
U.S. Coast Guard Chief
Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES)

Captain Scott Kelly currently serves as the Chief, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this position, he leads the development of safety and environmental protection standards for commercial shipping and offshore oil and gas activity.

Captain Kelly is a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He has over 20 years of experience in the Coast Guard's Marine Safety program as a Coast Guard Marine Inspector, Investigating Officer, Officer in Charge Marine Inspections (OCMI), and Marine Safety Engineer overseeing the design & engineering review of ship's inspected by the Coast Guard.

Captain Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy in 1993, and he is a 2003 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he earned a Master of Science, with Honors, in Fire Protection Engineering. CAPT Kelly is also a 2012 MIT Seminar XXI fellow. MIT Seminar XXI is an educational program for senior military officers, government officials, and executives in the national security policy community. The program's objective is to provide future leaders of that community with enhanced analytic skills for understanding foreign countries and the relations among them.

Captain Kelly's military awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife and four children