Shantai Jones-Mitchell. 40, has been in the Army for over 20 years. She lives in Copperas Cove.

What brought you to the Copperas Cove area?

The Army. It was a PCS move.

Where are you from originally?

Cleveland, Ohio.

What would you like to see happen in Cove?

I would like all the road construction to be complete.

What is your job in the Army?

I am a maintenance supervisor in the Army. I am headed to Korea for a year and then I will be back with my family in Copperas Cove and stationed at Fort Hood.

Tell me about your family.

I am married. We got married Dec. 12, 2012. I have three children, ages 17, 16 and 14. My oldest just graduated from high school and will attend Central Texas College to pursue her nursing degree.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Hilton Head, South Carolina... because of its location on the beach.

Do you do any community work?

I work with the victims of sexual assault.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself retired and traveling the world.

Twila Hill is a Herald correspondent.

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