Commanding Officer, Weapons Training Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel NaTasha Everly
LtCol NaTasha M. Everly was born October 27th, 1979 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to James and Mary McEachin. She has three brothers and a twin sister. After graduating from Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville, NC, she attended the United States Naval Academy, where she graduated with honors with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on May 24th, 2002.
After attending The Basic School, LtCol Everly attended the Communications Officer Course where she was an honor graduate. She then reported to 8th Communications Battalion where she served as Data Platoon Commander, Battalion Training Officer, and S-4 Officer. During this time she also served as the Joint Task Force Enabler Officer in Charge for a detachment of Marines that deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit from March to October 2005.
In June 2006, LtCol Everly was transferred to the Ground Training Branch section of Training and Education Command (TECOM) in Quantico, Virginia where she worked as the Communications Task Analyst. After two years with TECOM, she was selected to attend Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) in Quantico, Virginia.
Upon graduation from EWS in May 2009, LtCol Everly reported to the G-6, 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) in Camp Pendleton, California where she was assigned as the Network Support Officer. In February 2010, LtCol Everly deployed to Afghanistan in support of 1st MLG (FWD), where she served as the G-6 Operations Officer and Deputy G-6. Upon returning from deployment, she returned to the G-6 Operations Officer billet. In March of 2012, LtCol Everly took command of Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment-17.
After successfully completing her tour as company commander in May of 2013, LtCol Everly reported to Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia as a student. She graduated in June of 2014 with a Masters in Military Studies and then reported to The Basic School (TBS). While at TBS, she served as the Protocol Officer, Combat Instructor Battalion Executive Officer, and as a student Basic Officer Company (BOC) Commander for Company F, BOC 6-16.
In June of 2017, LtCol Everly was transferred to the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group (MCCOG). Here she served as the MCEN Operations Branch OIC followed by the Defensive Cyberspace Operations Division OIC. Her most recent assignment was to Marine Corps University from June 2019 to June 2020 where she was the Deputy Director for The Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity.
Her personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.