Congressman Trent Kelly won a special election runoff in 2015 to represent the 1st District of Mississippi in the 114th Congress. Currently in his 5th term in Congress, he serves on the House Armed Services Committee, serving as Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. Congressman Kelly also serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, serving as Chairman of the Defense Intelligence & Overhead Architecture Subcommittee. He also serves on the House Agriculture Committee. Congressman Kelly has spent 37 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer and is currently serving as a Major General. He has received two Bronze Stars, the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze, Silver, and Gold de Fleury medals, and numerous other federal and state awards for his service.