Chaplain Kimberly Cain, a native of Florence, South Carolina, attended the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications; upon graduation attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary graduated in 2005 with a Master of Divinity. She received her commission as an Ensign from Chaplain Candidate School in 2002. She superseded to active duty October 2005, Chaplain Cain reported to Marine Corps Base, Camp Fuji Japan as the Command Chaplain.
In October 2006, Chaplain Cain was assigned to the first Marine Aircraft Wing as the Chaplain for MAG 36 in Okinawa Japan. In July of 2009, she was assigned to the USS SAN ANTONIO LPD 17, in Norfolk Virginia. Following this assignment, Chaplain Cain was selected to serve at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NiCOE) at the historic National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland in July 2011.
Chaplain Cain reported to the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) as the Principal Assistant of the Command Religious Ministry Department in June 2014 completing a Mediterranean/Arabian Gulf deployment. Chaplain Cain’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Joint Commendation Medal and various unit campaign and service ribbons.