Biography

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Kimberly Field
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
Term of Appointment: 08/2015 to present

Kimberly Field is a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African, East Asian, Pacific and South and Central Asian Affairs in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO).

Kim recently retired from the U.S. Army as a Brigadier General, last serving as the Joint Staff Deputy Director for Political-Military Affairs for the Middle East, providing planning and advice to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense. Prior to this assignment, she was the Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy for the Army, where she was responsible for developing and articulating strategic plans and policies to guide the Army into the future.

Since her commissioning from West Point in 1987 as a Military Police officer, Kim served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, Iraq, the Balkans, Somalia, and Afghanistan. Her other assignments include: Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point; Chief of Plans and Analysis at the George C. Marshall Center; Legislative Strategist for the Army; and Executive Officer to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Afghanistan. Kim also served two tours with the Department of State, first as a Council of Foreign Relations Fellow at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and then as the senior military advisor in the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS), which evolved into CSO.

Kim has a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School. Her military schools include the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Special Reaction Team Training, Jungle Warfare School, Defense Foreign Language Institute (Russian), and Army War College Advanced Strategic Arts Program.