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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3-Star Female General

WASHINGTON () -- Major-General Claudia Kennedy has been nominated for a promotion by President Clinton that would make her the U.S. Army's first female three-star general.

Kennedy, who has served as the Army's assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence since July 1995, also is being selected to serve as the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon noted that her appointment must be confirmed by the Senate.

Kennedy, 49, began her military career in 1969 in the Women's Army Corps. She was deputy commander of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and assistant commandant of the U.S. Army Intelligence School, both in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.