National Association of Professional Women Announces Kathy J. Trim, Retired Criminal Investigator, Security Forces, USAF, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Kathy J. Trim is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I joined the United States Air Force because I wanted a better way of life.

NAPW honors Kathy J. Trim as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Trim is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in the military. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

“I joined the United States Air Force because I wanted a better way of life,” says Ms. Trim. “I was a cashier in a local grocery store. I needed more direction.”

Ms. Trim spent nearly 20 years in the Air Force, and recently retired as a Criminal Investigator with the Security Forces. Previously, Ms. Trim was a Military Police Supervisor / Manager of Armory for five years. She underwent special training before taking on the role of Criminal Investigator.

From Europe to the Middle East to the U.S., Ms. Trim successfully conducted effective investigations for the military, and is well-versed in a myriad of cultures. She supervised a staff of 350 military men and women, managing their schedules and workflow to ensure a smooth running of the department and has been instrumental in successfully conducting over 7,500 criminal background checks. Ms. Trim’s exceptional wok has garnered her numerous awards including: Army Commendation Medal-Afghanistan, 2010; Air Force Commendation Medal 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster; Department of the Air Force, 2009; Air Force Commendation Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster – Iraq, 2005; Air Force Achievement Medal 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster – England, 2004; Noncom Officer of the Year Award (2002), and more.

As she embarks on life outside of the military, Ms. Trim is looking forward to pursuing her M.B.A. and seeking job opportunities where she can use her vast knowledge and the award-winning skills she has honed in criminal investigating.

Awards & Accomplishments: 78 Security Forces Squadron Robins Air Force Base,2002; Air Force Commendation Medal,2002; Awarded Noncom Officer of the Quarter,2002; Air Force Achievement Medal 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster,Saudi Arabia,1999; Air Force Achievement Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Korea,1998; Air Force Achievement Medal,1997

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive networking forum to successful professional women where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, tools and benefits, members interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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