Lieutenant General Frederick “Rudy” 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 Commander for the United States Army - South at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
His previous joint assignments include a tour with U.S. Joint Forces - Korea; Director of Joint Capability Development at the U.S. 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 most recently as the Vice Director of the Joint Staff. He reported to his present assignment as the U.S. Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority in January 2015.