Tavia I. Brightwell (b. 1985) served as an aviation maintenance clerk in the United States Marine Corps from 2006-2010 and then joined the Marine Reserves in 2010.
The October 2012 oral history has not yet been transcribed.
Tavia I. Brightwell (b. 1985), of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, served as an aviation maintenance clerk in the United States Marine Corps from 2006-2010. Her first deployment was to Iraq in 2008. In 2010 Brightwell was assigned to the USS Mesa Verde which deployed to 7 different ports worldwide including a humanitarian mission in Haiti. In October 2010 she left active duty and in December 2010 joined the Marine Reserves.
As of 2013, Brightwell is a sergeant serving in the Marine Reserves and is an English major at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.