Lieutenant Colonel Zimmerman is a native of Colorado and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1993. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Aiken, she was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 2002.
Lieutenant Colonel Zimmerman’s service in the Fleet Marine Force include: Power Line/Jet Engine Mechanic and Plane Captain, Fixed-Wing Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 115 (1994-1996); Power Line/Jet Engine Mechanic, Plane Captain, and Collateral Duty Inspector, VMFA-312 (1996-1997); Maintenance Management Officer and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Officer, MWSS-172 (2003-June 2004); Support Operations Officer and Headquarters Executive Officer, Marine Wing Support Group 17 (2003-2004); Assistant Logistics Officer, 8th Engineer Support Battalion (2005); Combat Service Support Ramadi Iraq
Detachment Commander, Combat Logistics Battalion 8 (2005-2006); Motor Transportation Platoon Command and Engineer Support Company Commander, 8th Engineer Support Battalion (2006-2007); Transportation Support Detachment Commander, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (2007-2008); Assistant Logistics Officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (2011-2014); Battalion Executive Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 5 (2017); Logistics Officer, Task Force Al Asad (Lion) (2017-2019); and Battalion Executive Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 5 (2019).
Lieutenant Colonel Zimmerman deployed twice to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom (2005) and Operation Inherent Resolve (2019), once to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom (2008), supported both Operation Southern Watch and Deliberate Guard while deployed with VMFA-312 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (1997), deployed in support of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relieve for the Philippines after Typhoon Nan Madol (2004), and other countries across multiple Combatant Commanders’ Areas of Responsibility in support of bi-lateral and multilateral exercises, theater security cooperation, and advising / support to operations.
Outside the Fleet Marine Force, Lieutenant Colonel Zimmerman’s service includes: Ground Logistics Officer, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (2008-2011); Joint Logistics Operation Center Operations Officer, Lead Logistics Planner East Africa, and Lead Strategic Logistics Planner, US Africa Command (2014-2017); and Logistics Section Lead and Marine Air-Ground Task Force Branch Head, Marine Air-Ground Task Force Staff Training Program (2019-2021).
Lieutenant Colonel Zimmerman’s professional military education includes the Amphibious Warfare School non-resident program; Joint Professional Military Education-II at Joint Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia; Marine Corps Command and Staff College non-resident program; Tactical Logistics Operations Course; Joint Maritime Prepositioning Force Staff Planning Course; Joint Logistics Course; Defense Strategy Course (Army War College), and is a graduate of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course-Aviation Ground Support Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Zimmerman joined the Combat Logistics Battalion 13 team in June 2021