Former Soldier Kelly Kennedy is New MRE President

By: Joe Strupp

Kelly Kennedy, a staff writer at Military Times and a former soldier, will become the new president of Military Reporters and Editors, according to a notice on the group’s Web site.

Acting MRE President Don North announced the change in the online notice, which also stated North would become vice president and Otto Kreisher would be secretary/treasurer.

Kennedy, who served as a soldier in Operation Desert Storm and in Somalia, is also the author of a forthcoming book on the current Iraq War, titled: “They Fought For Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq” (St. Martin’s Press 2010).

The remaining MRE board of directors will include: Sig Christenson; Mike Francis; Louis Hansen; Steve Komarow; Kimberly Dozier; and Isaac Cubillos.

The changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2010.

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