Auburn runner climbing fast in Navy career

Deborah Davis-Reid McIvey, a 1989 Auburn graduate, continues to add to an impressive resume with the U.S. Navy.

Deborah was about as well rounded of a student as you’ll find while at Auburn. A member of the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program, she sang in the a capella program, served on the student council, was a member of the cheerleading and dance teams and ran the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdle races for the track team.

After Auburn, she earned a bachelors degree in pre law from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994, and a masters degree in business administration from Schiller International University in Madrid, Spain, in 1997.

From 1992 to 2000, she tired her hand in private business, working for Sony Music Entertainment in Atlanta from 1992 to 1995 and then was a marketing rep and professor at the Modern Knowledge School in Bahrain from 1998 to 2000.

In 2000, she joined the U.S. Navy as a supply corps officer. She served on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt until 2004. She was a Navy Seal in 2005. Since, she’s served in various roles in Virginia, Australia, Afghanistan, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and San Diego.

In 2018, she was named assistant chief of staff to the expeditionary strike group in Okinawa, Japan, where she served until April. She’s now serving with the USCENTCOM Joint Logistics unit at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.


Posted on 06.22.20