SSG Randi M. Gavell, Veteran

Current Location:

  Colorado Springs, Colorado

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Swim Coach

WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Unit, Kaiserslautern, Germany


  Grand Junction, Colorado


  Not Specified


  Track, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Cycling

Injury or Illness:

  Not Specified

Staff Sgt. Randi Gavell was born in Estes Park, Colorado and grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. She joined the Army in 2004 after graduating from Grand Junction High School. She attended One Station Unit Training for Military Police at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri before being stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. After volunteering to fill an opening in an outlying platoon, she deployed out of Baumholder, Germany in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. Upon her return from deployment, Gavell was stationed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. While there, she was a member of the Military Police Special Reactions Team, the Fort Huachuca Army 10 Miler Team, and went to Lackland, Air Force Base where she trained and was certified to be a Traffic Management and Collision Investigator.

In 2009, Gavell was sent to the Warrior Transition Unit in Kaiserslautern, Germany. It was there that she was introduced to and found a passion for adaptive sports. Staff Sgt. Gavell was a member of Team Army for the 2010 Warrior Games where she received two gold medals in swimming and a silver medal in Sitting Volleyball. Later that same year she went thru the medical board process and was retired. She is now living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and hoping to obtain her degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant to help others on their path to recovery. Since retiring, she has participated in several adaptive sports events, travels as much as possible, volunteers whenever she can, and is a member of a Veteran based Disaster Response Team.

To get a pdf of the athlete bio, click here

Year Event Results


DoD Warrior Games Gold Sitting Volleyball
Gold Women’s 50m Breaststroke 6.0 (Swimming)
Gold Women’s 50m Backstroke 6.0 (Swimming)
Gold Women’s 50m Freestyle 6.0 (Swimming)
Gold Women’s 200m Dash 6.0 (Track)
Silver Women’s 100m Freestyle 6.0(Swimming)