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Kelso was a 24th century Human man who served Starfleet as an enlisted crewperson, specializing as a transporter operator.
By 2369, Kelso had attained non-commissioned officer status as a chief and served aboard the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D. Kelso was on duty manning the transporter when the Enterprise visited the particle fountain in orbit of Tyrus VII-A. (TNG episode: "The Quality of Life")
The character of Kelso was played by actor J. Downing, and was named by episode writer Naren Shankar as a reference to TOS character Lee Kelso.