VA Center for Women Veterans
Julia Kelly serves as the Operations Manager at the Center for Women Veterans (Center). Performs analyses of ongoing Center operations, develops reports and makes recommendations for broad changes towards accomplishing goals. Participates in developing long and short-range plans, performance goals and objectives. Develops, implements, and provides ongoing evaluation of specific programs and services designed to improve the Center’s performance. Formulates and recommends policy and procedures that will promote the development. Provides technical guidance on plans, policies, and procedures related to the Centers activities. Designs systems to track and evaluate the success of women’s initiatives and inquiries that have wide range of impact on the Center’s operations.
Julia Kelly “Baassáannee Xiassaa” (One Who is Always in Front)” is of the Ties The Bundle/Piegan Clans of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, from Pryor, Montana. She entered the U.S. Army on July 31, 1981, as an Ammunition Specialist, PVT/E1 and retired October 31, 2010 as a Command Sergeant Major with over 28 years of service. She has two combat tours to Iraq and had many assignments in leadership positions, culminating with her last military career assignment as the Command Sergeant Major for the 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Julia volunteers much of her time helping Native Veterans/Veterans in her community. She has 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.