Michael Kelbaugh is Federation PED Trooper who was killed in the Space Pirate attack on the Galactic Federation ship Valhalla. He was first found dead and identified by the Galactic Federation Reconnaissance Drone in the Metroid Prime 3 Preview channel. His body is located in a ventilation shaft.
- Some of the killed PED Marines' names are also some of the names of the Retro Studio staff. Michael Kelbaugh is the President and CEO of Retro Studios.
- Because his location is in the foreground of the ventilation shaft area while Samus is in Morph Ball mode, he is the only named PED Marine on the Valhalla to not be scannable.