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Deputy Commanding General Operations

Brig. Gen. Sara Dudley

Brig. Gen. Sara Dudley was commissioned in 1998 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Finance Corps. Prior to her last assignment in U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS), she served in the Army Budget Office as the Director, Operations and Support within the Army Secretariat. Before heading to that position in the Pentagon, she held the position of Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). 

Dudley’s military education and training includes the U.S. Army Finance Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Army Cost Management Certification Course, a Command and General Staff College Interagency Fellowship at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), an Army War College Fellowship at Yale University and the Joint Professional Military Education Course at the Joint Forces Staff College.

Dudley has held numerous positions throughout her career, including unique financial management positions within the National Counter-Terrorism Center Directorate of Strategic Operations and Plans, the Joint Special Operations Command, the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, and the Army Budget Office. Additionally, she served as an Economics instructor at the U.S. Military Academy and as a Finance Officer in the First Infantry Division, the 101st Infantry Division, and 176th Finance Battalion.

Dudley has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy and holds a master’s in business administration from Harvard University, master's in financial Integrity from Case Western Reserve Law School, and a Crypto-currency Certification from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).