Kim Joiner



Anne Kimberley “Kim” Joiner, of Virginia, is the Strategic Advisor, Personnel Strategy at Serco. Prior to joining Serco, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.  

Mrs. Joiner was responsible for a broad portfolio that includes policy, advocacy, and oversight of all community support to service members and their families, including quality of life issues; Defense-state liaison initiatives; family, child, and youth programs; Military OneSource program and non-medical counseling resources; military spouse career advancement; morale, welfare, and recreation; defense resale policy for commissaries and exchanges; and family advocacy programs.  Her oversight also included casualty and mortuary affairs, and military funeral honors. At the conclusion of her service she was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. 

Prior to joining Military Community and Family Policy, she served as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on matters related to strategic outreach, corporate and stakeholder engagement, community relations, national sports league partnerships, entertainment and documentaries, social responsibility, and outreach policy.  Oversaw the digital engagement team, which supported14 platforms with more than 8 million followers to advance the Secretary’s charge to bridge the civilian-military divide through the #KnowYourMilinitiative and the redesign of, the Defense Department’s website.

She also served as the policy team chief for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs where she was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. 

She has extensive experience in the defense industry base, serving as the Director for business development at both General Atomics and FLIR.  During the George W. Bush administration, Mrs. Joiner served in the Department of Homeland Security, as the Director of Immigration, Transportation and Border Security in the Office of Legislative Affairs.  Prior to her work in the executive branch, she worked on Capitol Hill for her congressman, who eventually became her Senator, James P. Bunning of Kentucky.

She is married with three children, originally from Ashland, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Georgetown College, with a double major in communications and political science.