Claudia J. Kennedy

Former Lieutenant General & Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at United States Army

Claudia J. Kennedy

Claudia J. Kennedy

Former Lieutenant General & Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at United States Army

Biography

(Claudia Kennedy is with Women's International Center)
Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy

United States Army
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence

Lt. General Claudia J. Kennedy, is the first and only woman to ever receive this flag rank in the United States Army.

General Claudia was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Southwestern at Memphis and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1969 through the Women's Army Corps. Her military education includes completion of the Women's Army Corps Officer Basic Course, Military intelligence Officer Advanced Course, the Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program at the national Security Agency, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. She was confirmed by the Senate for promotion to Lieutenant General and Assigned to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff for intelligence as of May 21, 1997. Her promotion and swearing-in ceremony was June 17, 1997.

General Kennedy has held a variety of command and staff positions throughout her career. Key assignments include: Commander, 3d Operations Battalion, U.S. Army Field Station Augsburg, Germany; Commander, San Antonio Recruiting Battalion, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and Commander, 703d Military intelligence Brigade, Field Station Kunia, Hawaii.

She has served as Operations Officer, U.S. Army Field Station Augsburg, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; Staff Officer, Directorate of Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Washington, DC; the Director of Intelligence, G2, Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia, as Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca/Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Intelligence School at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC.

During her career, General Kennedy has received awards and decorations to include the Legion of Merit (three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters) and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

Congratulations, well done!

Women's International Center presents the 1998 Living Legacy Patriot Award to an extraordinary leader of the United States Army, as she represents all exceptional women of the U. S. Army.

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Birthday

07/14/1947 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Age

73

Number of Awards

4

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Former Lieutenant General & Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at United States Army
Education
Women's Army Corps Officer Basic Course

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

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CGSC’s mission is to educate and develop leaders for full-spectrum joint, interagency, and multinational Operations; act as lead agent for the Army’s leader development programs; and advance the art and science of the profession of arms in support of Army operational requirements. Since its inception in 1881 as the School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry, the Command and General Staff College has evolved to meet the educational and operational needs of the United States Army. Since World War II, it has generally been known as the school for Army majors, though the College contains other schools and it educates officers from other military services and from other countries.

Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) products and services, and enables Computer Network Operations (CNO) in order to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.

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The US Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower. Root Hall Entrance The purpose of US Army War College at this time in our Nation's history is to produce graduates from all our courses who are skilled critical thinkers and complex problem solvers in the global application of Landpower. Concurrently, it is our duty to the Army to also act as a "Think Factory" for Commanders and Civilian Leaders at the strategic level worldwide and routinely engage in discourse and debate on ground forces' role in achieving national security objectives. We will accomplish this dual purpose along the following lines of effort: Provide high quality Professional Military Education at the strategic level that further develops accomplished officers and civilians, both graduates and faculty, who depart our institution armed with the right balance of theory, history, practice, and communication skills to clearly articulate options for solutions to complex strategic problems and immediately be of value to any organization. Aggressively Conduct Research, Publish, Engage in Discourse, and Wargame with the entire faculty, staff, students and fellows; generate ideas and test concepts as the Army's intellectual broken field runner for the application of Landpower at the strategic level. Conduct Strategic Leader Development through agile, constantly reviewed and updated courses of instruction and other products that advance strategic leadership skills and senior leader abilities in the Profession of Arms. Attract, Recruit, and Retain a high quality faculty and staff.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College provides an outstanding liberal-arts education. The Rhodes experience combines the best of the classroom and the real world—through internships, service, research and other opportunities in Memphis and far beyond. Students learn, play and serve others with a determination to grow personally and to improve the quality of life within their communities. The collegiate-gothic campus sits on a 100-acre, wooded site in the heart of historic Memphis. In this beautiful, supportive environment, our students and faculty comprise a community unmatched in its dedication to learning and a life of honor both on and off campus. In fact, for more than a century, Rhodes has placed its Honor System at the forefront of student life

Career History
Lieutenant General & Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence
Prior - 2000

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

Operations Officer
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Boards & Committees
Director
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Director
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Staff Officer, Directorate of Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations & Plans
Prior

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

Awards & Honors
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army - Staff Identification Badge
United States Army - Legion of Merit with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
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