17 Facts About Trent Kelly


John Trent Kelly was born on March 1,1966 and is an American lawyer, politician, and US Army general officer from Mississippi.


John Trent Kelly was born on March 1,1966, in Union, Mississippi, to John and Barbara Kelly.


Trent Kelly is a resident of Saltillo, Mississippi, where he served as the district attorney of Mississippi's 1st Circuit Judicial District, which includes Lee, Pontotoc, Alcorn, Monroe, Itawamba, Prentiss, and Tishomingo Counties.


Trent Kelly graduated from Union High School in 1984 and joined the Mississippi Army National Guard in 1985.


Trent Kelly earned an associate degree from East Central Community College in Decatur before graduating from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in business administration.


Trent Kelly graduated from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1994 and received a master's degree from the United States Army War College in 2010.


Trent Kelly was elected district attorney in 2011, defeating a nine-term Democratic incumbent.


In 1990, Trent Kelly mobilized for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm as a second lieutenant engineer officer.


In 2005, Trent Kelly deployed as a major during the Iraq War with the 155th Brigade as the Operations Officer of the 150th Engineer Battalion.


Trent Kelly has received two Bronze Star Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the DeFleury Medal, and numerous other federal and state awards for his service.


Trent Kelly was promoted to brigadier general in January 2018 and to major general in November 2020.


Trent Kelly currently serves as assistant adjutant general - Army, for the Mississippi National Guard, and the commander of the Mississippi Army National Guard.


Trent Kelly won the Republican primary in March 2016, defeating Paul Clever of Olive Branch both districtwide and in DeSoto County.


Trent Kelly was sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner on June 9,2015.


Trent Kelly serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee and Small Business Committee, where he serves as the chair of the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations.


In December 2020, Kelly was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed at the United States Supreme Court contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump.


At the time of the shooting, Trent Kelly was playing third base and roughly ten yards from Hodgkinson.