Title: Military Officer, Environmental Engineer (Retired)
Location: Frederick, Maryland, United States
Col. Ronald G. Kelsey, Retired Military Officer and Environmental Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military service and engineering.
Delving into his profession due to his skills in mathematics and desire to be a soldier, Mr. Kelsey joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a commissioned second lieutenant in 1965, the same year he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Norwich University. Continuing his education, he obtained a Master of Science in engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1971, as well as a Master of Arts in business management from Central Michigan University in 1981. Subsequent to completing his education, he served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of colonel in 1988, and retiring from his military service in 1992.
A retired military engineer, Mr. Kelsey has amassed 12 years in the field of engineering, most recently holding the role of senior environmental engineer initially with TRW Systems & Information Technology Group, URS Corporation, and later with Northrop Grumman Corporation working in support of the Federal Aviation Administration at Airports & remote sites in seven states of the FAA Eastern Region from New York to Virginia from 1997-2004. Prior to this engagement, he established Envirohealth Marketing, an Independent Equinox International Representative in 1995, director of government environmental services at AWK Consulting Engineers in 1996, and senior environmental engineer with META, Inc., working in support of the US Department of Energy from 1992 to 1995.
The former president of the Society of American Military Engineers, Heidelberg, Germany Chapter, Mr. Kelsey was also a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), American Society of Civil Engineers, and Association of the United States Army. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was honored with the Gavel Award by SAME in 1992, and he has been awarded the decorations of the Legion of Merit with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster and eight other medals and service ribbons recognizing parachute training, and service in Vietnam, Europe, the Sinai Desert of Egypt, and the Pentagon.
Married to the late Linda York, Mr. Kelsey is the proud father of one child. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging, reading, traveling, and learning about environmental issues. Notably, he has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the East.
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