Lt. General Claudia J. Kennedy was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence and is the first woman promoted to three star general flag rank in the United States Army. She retired in 2000, after serving 31 years in the military service. Currently, Lt. general Kennedy is serving as co-chair of the Platform Committee of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Lt. 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.
Lt. General Kennedy was also appointed by the United States Secretary of Defense to be the chairwoman of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services in 2010.
Awards and Decorations
Legion of Merit (with three oak leaf clusters)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters)
Army Staff Identification Badge