Claudia Kennedy, Alpha Delta-Rhodes is the United States Army's first female three-star general and highest ranking female officer in Army history (now retired.) Lt. During her career, she received numerous awards and decorations, including 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. In 1998, Kennedy was presented with the Living Legacy Patriot Award, as an extraordinary leader of the United States Army, representing all exceptional women of the U. S. Army. 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. She was confirmed by the Senate for promotion to Lieutenant General and Assigned to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff at Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC for intelligence as of May 21, 1997.