New York: Warner Books, 2001. First Printing. Hardcover. xix, , 326,  pages. Glossary. Chronology. Index. Signed by the author. Claudia Jean Kennedy (born July 14, 1947) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army. She is the first woman to reach the rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army. She retired in 2000 after 31 years of military service. After receiving her commission in 1969, Kennedy served two tours in Germany and one tour in South Korea and focused much of her military career in the fields of intelligence and cryptology.
On May 21, 1997, Kennedy became the first woman in the U.S. Army to hold a three-star rank. She was named Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. Kennedy is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. In June 2010, she was appointed as chairwoman of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, a committee which is appointed by the United States Secretary of Defense and which reports to the United States Department of Defense. Claudia J. Kennedy retired as the Army's first female three-star general and the highest-ranking woman ever in that branch, overseeing 45,000 soldiers worldwide. During her 32-year career she witnessed the dramatic advances made by military women, and she was a long-time champion for fairness and equality in the Army. As she recounts her experiences in a male-dominated profession, beginning as a young Women's Army Corps officer in 1969, moving through her Pentagon service as a three-star general, and ending with her retirement in 2000, General Kennedy charts the struggles and triumphs in her inspiring life and career. America's first three-star female general presents a personal account of her thirty-two-year career in the U.S. Army, describing her experiences in a male-dominated profession, from her 1969 enlistment as a young officer in the Women's Army Corps, through her Pentagon service, to her retirement in 2000. Condition: Very good / very good.
Keywords: Women Generals, Military Women, U.S. Army, Augsburg, Germany, Military Ethics, Fort McClellan, Leadership, Military Intelligence, Feminism, Gender Studies, Mentoring, Larry Smith, Terrorism, Women's Army Corps, WAC