Captain Elizabeth Verardo serves as an Instructor of American Politics in the Department of Social Sciences. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007, Liz commissioned as an Aviation officer, qualifying as an Apache helicopter pilot in 2009. Upon completion of flight school, Liz joined the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and deployed to eastern Afghanistan as a platoon leader from 2009-2010. She returned to the region again in 2013, serving as an attack helicopter company commander with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.
Liz’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Aviator Badge. She is a graduate of the Army’s Aviation Basic Officer Leaders Course and Aviation Captains Career Course.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in American Politics from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Arts in Global Affairs from Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.