Distinguished Member of the Corps



Lieutenant Colonel Randal L. Kennedy


Lieutenant Colonel Randal L. Kennedy was born in Woodville, Alabama. As a U.S. Army Chemical officer, he served as a company platoon leader; Commander of the 496th Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Element (NBCE); Commander of the 326th Chemical Company (Smoke Generation); Operations Officer of the 451st Chemical Battalion; Chemical Officer of the 90th Army Reserve Command; and Deputy Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Chemical School.


Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy provided doctrine and training and combat developments support to the U.S. Army CBRN School and U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Homeland Security Office and Battle Lab, in the areas of Homeland Defense, Homeland Security and Consequence Management. He developed the Operational Architecture products for six CBRN defense systems that supported the Department of Defense in their Homeland Security role. These systems are the Unified Command Suite, Analytical Laboratory System, Mass Casualty Modular Decontamination System, CBR Sampling Kit, CBRE Detection System and CBRN Toxic Chemical/Toxic Industrial Material Response Ensemble.


For the last four years, Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy has served as National President of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA). Lifetime memberships have increased by over 1,600, and the number of CCRA chapters has increased to ten.


Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy’s awards include the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal.