Orris E. Kelly

Orris E. Kelly

Orris E. Kelly

Major General Orris E. Kelly was commissioned a Chaplain upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in August of 1945. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 53d Infantry Regiment, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Fort Hood Texas and Camp Callan, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Platoon Leader, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104 Division, Camp San Luis Obispo, California; Class II and IV Officer, 1st Armd Division, Geoppingen, Germany; Platoon Leader, 11th Constabulary Regiment, Weiden, Germany; Chaplain, 398th Engineer Construction Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Chaplain, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Japan; Chaplain, 17th Infantry Battle Group, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Assistant Director and Acting Director, U.S. Army Chaplain School, Fort Hamilton, New York; Director, US Forces Religious Retreat Center, Berchtesgaden, Germany; Division Chaplain, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Chaplain, Plans, Program and Policies Directorate/Director, Office of Chaplains, DA, Washington, D.C.; Executive Officer, Office of Chaplains, DA, Washington, D.C. | Major General Kelly's awards and decorations include: Army Commendation, Air Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit.

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  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1976

  • Branch Of Service

    Chaplain

  • HF ID #

    HF_00755