Major General Bredenkamp earned her commission in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Spring Hill Jesuit College, a Master's Degree from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. She is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the School of Advanced Military Studies, the National Security Agency's Senior Service College Fellowship, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and the National Defense University's CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course.
Major General Bredenkamp assumed command of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) on July 16, 2021. Her assignments include: Executive Officer, Charlie Company, later Platoon Leader of Alpha Company, 102d MI Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; Operations Officer, G2, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Intelligence Officer for 2nd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg; Electronic Warfare Officer for the 313th MI Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Assistant Plans Officer, 501st MI Brigade, Republic of Korea; Commander, Alpha Company, and later Logistics Officer, 524th MI Battalion, 501st MI Brigade, Republic of Korea; Observer/ Controller, Intelligence Division, later Tactical Analysis and Feedback Facility Officer, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Plans Officer, G2, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Operations Officer, 313th MI Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Intelligence Officer, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; Staff Officer, Strategic Advisory Group to the Commanding General, International Security Assistance Force; Commander, Targeting Squadron, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Chief, Current Operations and Readiness Team, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC; Deputy Commander, Intelligence Brigade, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg; Commander, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland; Chief, Intelligence Division, Force Development Directorate, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G8, U.S. Army, Washington, DC; Deputy Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, DC; and Vice Director for Intelligence, J-2, Joint Staff (Defense Intelligence Agency), Washington, DC. Her most recent position was the Director of Intelligence, U.S. Forces Korea/Deputy Director of Intelligence, Combined Forced Command, Republic of Korea.
Her deployments include Plans Officer, G2 82d Airborne Division, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Intelligence Officer, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Military Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, International Security Assistance Force, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; and Assistant Chief of Staff, CJ2, Combined Joint Task Force-101, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan.
Major General Bredenkamp's awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army and Joint Staff Identification Badges.
Major General Bredenkamp is married to Major General Trevor Bredenkamp. They have a son and a daughter.