US Army Quartermaster Corps


The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.

CSM Carl C. Kelly
Class of 1998

CSM Kelly entered the Army as an Enlisted Soldier three days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, when he was not yet of voting age.

In 1944, PFC Kelly served with the Third Army’s 5th Infantry Division in the move across Europe and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, and a Silver Star for gallantry in action. In the postwar era, he became a logistics noncommissioned officer and continued to serve with distinction at home and abroad. He was ultimately promoted to Command Sergeant Major. Thereafter, he served as G-1 Sergeant Major for the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany during the height of the Cold War and while the division underwent a ROAD reorganization; as Command Sergeant Major for the 54th General Support Group in Vietnam (1969-70) which included nearly 2,700 personnel; as Command Sergeant Major of the Germersheim Army Depot and Military Community (Germany); and finally as Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Battalion, Quartermaster School Brigade, Fort Lee, VA.

During his 35-year career, Command Sergeant Major Kelly displayed all qualities that mark a dedicated, effective and professional, Quartermaster Noncommissioned Officer.