Strategic Security &
Supervisory Special Agent, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
Dr. Kelm is a retired Supervisory Special Agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). He was a member of the ATF National Response Team, and participated in the investigation of the bombing of the Oklahoma City bombing, and the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He was promoted and assigned as a criminal profiler to the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit-1 (Counterterrorism, Foreign Counter-Intelligence, WMD, Arson, Bombing) where, after 9-11, he created profiles and investigation/interrogation strategies of enemy combatants and other subjects involved in incidents of international and domestic terrorism. During several deployments to Afghanistan, Dr. Kelm delivered Counter-IED training to the International Security Assistance Force in support of Joint Task Force Paladin. He has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts in the United States and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Since his retirement from ATF, Dr. Kelm has been in private practice as a criminal investigative analyst/profiler and he is the President of Arson & Bombing Behavioral Analysis, LLC; a criminal forensic consulting company. Dr. Kelm is a Research Fellow at the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation at Texas State University. He has published articles related to arson, bombing, and criminal investigative analysis. He is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the International Association of Arson Investigators (Member – Behavioral Sciences Committee), the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, and a Fellow of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. Dr. Kelm is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.