State Auditor Troy Kelley has been called to active duty military service for training in South Korea. His office said he’s on a roughly two-week deployment that started early this week.
The Tacoma Democrat took office as state auditor Jan. 16. A former state lawmaker with a background in the mortgage industry, Kelley has doubled as an Army JAG officer for nearly two decades. He’s now a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and is frequently called to duty — though only rarely this far away from Olympia.
His spokesman said he believes five previous overseas tours over Kelley’s military career …