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The President's Interagency Council on Women

LIEUTENANT GENERAL CLAUDIA J. KENNEDY

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence
Department of the Army

 
Biography

Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy 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 National Security Agency, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. She has served in her current position as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence since May 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; Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca/Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Intelligence School at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, 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), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters) and the Army Staff Identification Badge.


 
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