Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
1941 – Born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on the 4th of September.
1959 – Kelly graduated from academic and athletic powerhouse Archbishop Molloy High School.
1960 – Kelly joined the New York City Police Department as a Police Cadet.
1963 – Kelly received his Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
1965 – He went to the Republic of Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines. As a 1st Lieutenant in Vietnam, Kelly led troops in battle for most of his 12 months in country, including participation in Operation Harvest Moon.
1990 – Ray Kelly was appointed first deputy commissioner on the 9th of February, under former Houston Police Chief, and later Houston Mayor Lee Brown.
1992 – On the 16th of October, Raymond Kelly was appointed the 37th Police Commissioner of the City of New York.
1995 – Commander’s Award for Public Service by then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Shalikashvili.
1996-1998 – Kelly was Under Secretary for Enforcement at the United States Department of the Treasury.
– Kelly served on the executive committee and was elected Vice President for the Americas of Interpol.
1998 – Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, where he managed the agency’s 20,000 employees and $20 billion in annual revenue.
2000 – Kelly was Senior Managing Director for Global Securities for Bear Stearns.
2003 – The National Father’s Day Committee named Kelly Father of the Year.
2006 – On the 16th of March, Kelly was named Irish American of the Year by Irish American Magazine.
– On the 9th of June, Commissioner Kelly received The Hundred Year Association of New York’s Gold Medal "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York.
– On the 9th of September, Kelly was awarded the Légion d’honneur during a ceremony at the French consulate in Manhattan presided over by Nicolas Sarkozy.
2007 – On the 5th of March, it was announced that a Rikers Island inmate offered to pay an undercover police officer posing as a hit man to behead him as well as bomb police headquarters in retaliation for the controversial police shooting of Sean Bell.