Kelly Flynn, Pentagon Public Affairs Specialist

Kelly Flynn 

Pentagon Public Affairs Specialist

Kelly Flynn graduated from the Defense Information School with a specialty in photography. She received an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force, a bachelor’s in public relations from Tula University, a master’s degree from George Washington University, and a doctorate in public administration from Liberty University. 

She served four years as a public affairs photojournalist with the U.S. Air Force, with deployments to Turkey and Germany. She served at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi as a Public Affairs Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command before advancing to the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School where she was a Public Affairs Officer. She spent two years in Washington with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture as a public affairs specialist.  

In the private sector, she was a leading strategic communications specialist for The Bowen Group on two Defense Department contracts before returning to government as a strategic communications manager for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. She joined a private media company as its strategic communications and multimedia manager. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command as a public affairs specialist and since January 2023 has been at the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a Public Affairs Specialist. 

In the News…

The Pentagon recently reported that President Biden’s green agenda for offshore windfarms conflicts with the U.S. military’s national security interests. 

“The initial assessment performed by DoD found complicated compatibility challenges with wind turbines near Navy and Air Force training,” Pentagon spokesperson Kelly Flynn said. “The DoD continues to work with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, industry, and other stakeholders to identify the best locations for development.”  

“This discussion includes impacts to the environment, shipping, fishing, viewshed, and military readiness and includes mitigation strategies to overcome the impacts,” Spokesperson Flynn continued. “The DoD is committed to facilitate development while protecting national security, as we have done in every call area in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico.”  

She said the Defense Department “will continue to refine the analysis and collaborate with other stakeholders” over wind farm development.  


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