Lt. Col. Kim Kawamoto joined the Army Athletic Association as an Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator in 2005. Among her duties in this role were sports supervision (women’s basketball, rifle, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball), and handling human resources operations for the athletic department. She also served as the Academy’s representative for the Patriot League Sport Management Committee and Committee on Athletic Administration.
Kawamoto was a four-time Army women’s basketball letterwinner and still holds the Academy record for career assists. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1992. Following graduation, Kawamoto served as a graduate assistant at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Kawamoto completed a myriad of military assignments before returning to her alma mater in her current role.
Kawamoto deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, to serve as the Chief, Joint Operations Center for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan from July 2008-July 2009, and returned to her current position at West Point.
Kawamoto holds a master’s degree in leadership and management from Webster University. Her military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Parachutist Badge.