Colonel Harold Kennedy was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 4 in January of 1942. His first duty assignment was as an Instructor Rifle Committee, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: S-3, 4th Regiment, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Royal Military College, Canada; Liaison Officer to Canadian Forces; Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Forces Europe, Bamberg, Germany; S-4, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany; Army Security Agency, Washington, D.C.; Crypto Manager, G-2, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Korea; G-3, 25th Infantry Division, Korea; Combat Development Office, Fort Benning, Georgia; Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia; DCSPER, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Commander, 504th Airborne Regiment; G-1, V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany. | Colonel Kennedy's military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal.