As you may or may not know, Green Smoke® sponsors NASCAR driver T.J. Bell, who drives the #50 Green Smoke® Toyata Camry. Cool right? What’s even cooler, is that at every race with T.J. we host a HERO.
HERO (which stands for Helping Early Responder Organization) is an organization dedicated to supporting and assisting the non-profit organizations that help the men and women who are firefighters, police officers, E.M.T.s, as well as members of the armed forces and their families during their times of greatest need. At every race we host one of these heroes as our guest.
So our latest HERO is none other than Master Sergeant Brad G. Kelley. MSG Kelley has served the US Army with distinction for over 19 years. He entered the U.S. Army in 1992 after completing his basic training at Fort Benning, GA.
He has held most a number of leadership positions which include: Fire Team Leader – Rifle Squad, Drill Sergeant, Infantry Platoon Sergeant and Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant, and Company First Sergeant.
Currently MSG Kelley is working in the Fort Benning, GA Inspector Generals Office while completing the Sergeants Major Academy Non-Residents Course. His previous assignments include; Berlin, Germany, Fort Lewis, WA, Fort Kobbe, Panama, Fort Drum, NY, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Fort Lewis, WA with the Army’s first Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 3/2 SBCT.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with “V” device and three oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with seven oak leaf clusters; Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge and various campaign and service ribbons.
While GI Joe may claim to be the “Real American Hero” we all know that it’s men and women like MSG Kelley. So come and show your support or tune into the race and cheer for the #50 Green Smoke® car and our HEROs!