Command Master Chief
Master Chief William "Will" Kelly
Master Chief William “Will” Kelly assumed the duties as CG Sector St. Petersburg’s Command Master Chief in June of 2022, As the Command Master Chief he is the principal advisor to the Sector Commander on matters impacting the workforce. Most recently Senior Chief Kelly served as the Executive Assistant to the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.
Master Chief Kelly’s previous assignments include Senior Enlisted Congressional Liaison to the House of Representatives, Assistant Officer in Charge, LEDET 405, USCG Tactical Law Enforcement Team South, Miami, FL; Chief of Police, USCG Sector New York Police Department, Staten Island, NY; USCG Station Sand Key, Clearwater, FL; USCGC MAUI, Manama, Bahrain; and USCG Station Fire Island, Babylon, NY.
Master Chief Kelly is a graduate of the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy Class 34, the Senior Enlisted Leader Course Class 84, the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy Class 240, and various joint, interagency, and service schools.
Originally from South Boston, MA, Master Chief Kelly enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in January of 2003. His personal awards include the Coast Guard two Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals with “O” device, two Coast Guard
Achievement Medals with “O” device, and two Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons with “O” device. In addition to various other personal and unit level awards, Master Chief Kelly wears the Tactical Law Enforcement Insignia, the Advanced Boat Forces Operations Insignia, and the Commandant’s Staff Identification Badge.
Master Chief Kelly is married to the former Sheena Sanchez-Kurthy of Dunedin, FL, and is the father of two boys, Robert and Liam.