Lt. Gen. (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim has over 36 years of experience in the US Army and working with other US agencies and international partners, the last 11 years principally in the national strategic and international arena. He has extensive experience at the policy level with the nations of the Western Hemisphere, and more recently, the Middle East. Following retirement from the US Army, he served as director of the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.

Lt. Gen. Rudesheim was commissioned as a distinguished military graduate from the University of Texas, Austin in 1981, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He holds Master’s degrees in International Relations from Troy University, in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and in Advanced Military Studies from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He served as the Commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) deploying to Iraq from April 2003 to March 2004. He also served as Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division - Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2009 to January 2010. He most recently served as the Commanding General for the United States Army - South at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

His previous joint assignments include a tour with US Joint Forces - Korea; Director of Joint Capability Development at the US Joint Forces Command; and three tours with the Joint Staff, the first as a Division Chief and Deputy Director for the J5, the second as the Deputy Director for the J7, and finally as the Vice Director of the Joint Staff. His last assignment was as the US Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority from 2015 to 2017 in Jerusalem.

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