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Ms. Kim Yarboro began her tenure as the Deputy Program Manager, Training Systems in January 2018. She is responsible for the oversight and management of all non-standard training systems and devices for the Marine Corps including Live, Virtual and Constructive Simulations. She served as the Assistant Deputy Commander for Programs at Marine Corps
Systems Command from June 2014 to December 2017, in Quantico VA where she was responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction on Program Management and Enterprise-wide policies, processes, and products related to and in support of the Commander Marine Corps Systems Command and the Program Management Acquisition Workforce.
Ms. Yarboro was born in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Northland High School in 1978. She attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where she double majored and earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Management and in Marketing while minoring in Spanish in 1983. She began her government career in October 1983 at Troop Support and Aviation Systems Command as a Supply Systems Analyst.
In 1987, she earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Quantitative Science from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. She immediately was offered a position as a Combat Developer and soon thereafter as an Operations Research Systems Analyst with the U.S. Army Engineer Center performing Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analyses and conducting verification and validation of functional/combat models and developing combat engineering requirements.
In 1997, Ms. Yarboro left the Army to work for the Marine Corps Advanced Amphibious Assault Program as an ORSA and subsequently as the Life Cycle Manager where she successfully planned and provided oversight for the execution of the first formal Depot Source of Repair Analysis within the Marine Corps and then as the Lead Systems Engineer where she established the first Requirements Traceability Process for the program.
As a Program Manager for Cougar MRAP Vehicles in the JPEO MRAP in 2006, she managed a fleet of over 3,000 MRAP Cougar Vehicles with an over $3.5 billion dollar budget. Ms. Yarboro was the first PM to design, test and field the Independent Suspension System (ISS) Upgrade to all MRAP Cougar Vehicles moving from OIF to OEF. All six MRAP variants followed suit and changed their suspension systems to possess an independent suspension capability.
In 2011, Ms. Yarboro was assigned as the Assistant Program Manager – Program Management for the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (an ACAT IAM Major Automated Information System Program under PEO-EIS).
Ms. Yarboro is a new resident of Orlando, FL and has one son, Marcus Jerome Yarboro. He is in the Air Force serving his first tour in San Antonio, Texas.