Col. Kelly Quidley is the commander of the 507th Mission Support Group, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th Mission Support Group is the largest group in the 507th Air Refueling Wing, consisting of five squadrons. Colonel Quidley is responsible for the management of the 507th Civil Engineering Squadron, 72nd Aerial Port Squadron, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 507th Security Forces Squadron, and 507th Force Support Squadron.

Col Quidley gained her commission through Air Force ROTC at Pennsylvania State University in 2001 and entered the United States Air Force as a Communications Officer. She has deployed multiple times—most recently on a 365 to Afghanistan where she served as the Corps Senior Communications Mentor on an Embedded Training Team (ETT) with NATO Allies to train Afghan Communications Soldiers in their mission to conduct independent, self-sustaining counterinsurgency and security operations in future independent operations. As Commander, 910th Communications Squadron, she provided direct support to the Department of Defense’s only large area fixed-wing aerial spray capability. She enabled multiple missions executed in combat areas, on DoD Installations and in response to disasters/emergencies as declared by the President of the United States. Prior to this assignment, she was the Deputy Director of Cyber Operations for the Department of the Air Force Principal Cyber Advisor.

2001 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, PA
2002 Basic Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, MS
2002 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009 Advanced Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, MS
2010 Master of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
2011 Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
2012 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 Master of Science in Government Information Leadership, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington DC

1. Jan 2002 - May 2004 6th Communications Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL
2. May 2004 - Mar 2005 Deputy Program Manager, Tech Orders Transformation, Development and Fielding Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
3. Mar 2005 - May 2006 Executive Officer, Development and Fielding Systems Group, Wright- Patterson AFB, OH
4. May 2006 - Jun 2007 Chief Information Assurance Transformation, AFMC/A6, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
5.Jun 2007 - Jun 2008 ARSIC-S Support Battalion G6, 205th Corps, Kandahar, Afghanistan
6. Jul 2008 - Dec 2010 Chief, Cyber Ops, 5 AF Yokota AB, Japan
7. Jul 2011 - Dec 2011 Assistant Chief, Cyber Surety Branch, AFRC/A6, Robins AFB, GA
8. Dec 2011 - Jul 2013 Executive Officer, AFRC/A6, Robins AFB, GA
9. Jul 2013 - Feb 2014 Operations Officer, AFRC/A6, Robins AFB, GA
10. Feb 2014 - Jun 2014 Commander, 319th Communications Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND
11. Jun 2014 - Jul 2015 Quality Assurance, 934th Communications Squadron, Minn-St. Paul ARS, MN
12. Jul 2015 – Jun 2018, Commander, 910th Communications Squadron, Youngstown ARS, OH
13. Jul 2018 – Jul 2020, Chief, Governance Branch, Cybersecurity Division, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, DC
14. Jul 2020 – Jul 2021, Student College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC
15. Aug 2021 – July 2023 Present, Deputy Director, Cyber Operations, Office of the Department of the Air Force Principal Cyber Advisor, Pentagon, DC
16. July 2023 – Present, Commander, 507th Mission Support Group, Tinker AFB, Ok.

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Second Lieutenant January 2002
First Lieutenant January 2004
Captain January 2006
Major May 2012
Lieutenant Colonel August 2017
Colonel April 2022

(Current as of January 2024)