U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Protective Security Advisor- San Diego
Kelly Wilson is a Department of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor (PSA) assigned to Southern California, and previously the National Capital Region. She serves as a security and resiliency subject matter expert and is the link between State, local, tribal, and territorial organizations and DHS infrastructure mission partners. PSAs perform vulnerability and security assessments on a variety of Critical Infrastructure to identify security gaps and potential vulnerabilities as well as coordinate training and supports special events and incident management.
Kelly was a District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Branch Chief and oversaw the District’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, was the Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Critical Infrastructure Protection Regional Programmatic Working Group, and provided subject matter expertise and guidance on the District’s fusion center move to the agency.
Previously, Kelly served in the United States Army with an overseas tour supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, was a Maryland State Trooper, and served in two state and local fusion centers, The Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center and the East Bay Terrorism Early Warning Group.
In 2006, Kelly was a nominee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Parade Magazine Police Officer of the Year Award, and was named Trooper of the Year in 2001 for the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack.