Season 1,

Episode 6: Kimberly Jackson

October 05, 2017

Kimberly Jackson, a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, shares her advice on seizing opportunities and the importance of self-advocating in military environments. Hosted by Katherine Kidder, Fellow with the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program.

Kimberly Jackson is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Prior to her work at RAND, Jackson held several positions in the Pentagon, including as the deputy director for Levant policy, the senior Syria policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense, and as the director for various counterterrorism programs. Jackson also has experience as a planner in three different special operations commands, including in a forward deployed capacity, and as a management consultant for General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal.

“Gender always matters. I think it doesn’t need to matter in terms of your success; it doesn’t need to matter in terms of the professionalism you bring to the table. Just because I choose not to let that be what defines me doesn’t mean I don’t notice it.”

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