U.S. Army Sgt. Camille Evans was born June 19, 1985, in Odessa, Texas. She traveled and lived in places all over the world as a child, including Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Italy, The Netherlands, France and Great Britain. Evans attended high school at Oak Ridge High in Spring, Texas, and enlisted in the Army the summer before graduating.
She graduated in May of 2003, and left for basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. Upon completing basic training, Evans attended her advanced individual training at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. She was trained as an intelligence analyst and was awarded the Army achievement award for averaging a 90% or above on all written tests and scoring above the maximum expected score on all physicals fitness tests.
Evans' first duty station was Ft. Campbell, Ky., where she was assigned to a CH-47 "Chinook" helicopter battalion. In August 2004, she attended Air Assault School. Before deploying to Iraq in October 2005, the Battalion was assigned a Blackhawk Company. While in Iraq, Evans was a shift non-commissioned officer, responsible for keeping the battalion, company commander, and pilots up-to-date on the current enemy situation. For her service in Iraq, Evans was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Evans currently resides at Ft. Campbell, Ky. and is responsible for the physical and personnel security of the battalion. She serves as the battalion key and lock custodian, anti-terrorism officer, classified document custodian, and battalion seal custodian.