Trent Kelly

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House Budget Committee: Congressman Trent Kelly Discusses the American Rescue Plan

2022-06-14 20:04:06

Congressman Kelly Recognizes the National Guard and Reserve on the House Floor

2022-05-13 15:55:46

Service Academy Nominations

2022-04-26 18:16:46

Congressman Trent Kelly House Addresses President's Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

2022-03-29 20:25:18

Ensuring Women Can Thrive in a Post Pandemic Economy

2022-03-18 16:49:02

Rep. Trent Kelly Discusses Ukraine and SOTU on SuperTalk Mississippi

2022-03-02 00:07:54

Congressman Trent Kelly Recognizes Service and Sacrifice of PFC Jimmy Rowland

2022-01-20 22:38:54

U.S. Representative Trent Kelly Provides Update from Washington

2022-01-11 22:24:22

Rep. Kelly on SuperTalk Radio's MidDay Show with Gerard Gibert

2021-12-03 20:41:17

U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

2021-12-01 19:44:42

Ceremony to Honor Vietnam Veteran Col. Carlyle "Smitty" Harris

2021-11-23 22:01:47

Congressman Trent Kelly on the Ingraham Angle Show

2021-10-23 21:50:10

Virtual Academy Day 2021 with Congressman Trent Kelly

2021-10-07 18:11:46

Congressman Kelly Discusses the Afghanistan Withdrawal

2021-09-29 17:30:33

Congressman Kelly Discusses Reckless Spending in Build Back Better Act

2021-09-27 20:22:22

Congressman Kelly Speaks in Support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

2021-09-22 16:11:35

Congressman Kelly's Conversation with SuperTalk Mississippi's The Paul Gallo Show - Part Two

2021-09-01 18:18:06

Congressman Trent Kelly Discusses Afghanistan Withdrawal Disaster

2021-09-01 17:28:13

Congressman Kelly Concerned for Lives of American Citizens and Allies in Afghanistan

2021-08-17 21:49:08

Congressman Trent Kelly Discusses Afghanistan Crisis

2021-08-17 21:36:05

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Armed Services

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Trent Kelly won a special election runoff to represent the First District of Mississippi in the 114th Congress.

Trent lives in Saltillo with his wife of 28 years, Sheila, and their three children John Forrest, Morgan, and Jackson. They are members of Saltillo First United Methodist Church.

Trent was born on March 1, 1966, in Union, Mississippi to parents John and Barbara Kelly. He graduated from Union High School and East Central Community College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. In 2010, he received his master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Trent has spent 33 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer and is currently serving as a Brigadier General. In 1990, he mobilized for Desert Storm as an Engineer Second Lieutenant. In 2005, he deployed as a Major to Iraq with the 155th Brigade as the Operations Officer of the 150th Engineer Battalion. From 2009 to 2010, he deployed as a Lieutenant Colonel to Iraq as the Battalion Commander of Task Force Knight of the 155th Brigade Combat Team and commanded over 670 troops from Mississippi, Ohio, and Kentucky. He has received two Bronze Stars, the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze, Silver, and Gold de Fleury medals, and numerous other federal and state awards for his service.

Trent has worked at McRae’s Department Store as a manager, maintained a private law practice in Saltillo, and served as Tupelo City Prosecutor and Forfeiture Attorney for North Mississippi Narcotics Unit. Prior to being elected to Congress, Trent served as a District Attorney for the 1st Circuit Judicial District (Lee, Pontotoc, Alcorn, Monroe, Itawamba, Prentiss, and Tishomingo) managing all felony cases.

In Congress, Trent serves on the House Armed Services Committee, serving as the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee.  Trent also serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Small Business Committee.

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