As part of the 2023-2024 class of White House Fellows, MAJ Elizabeth Verardo ’07 was placed at the National Security Council. Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program offers exceptional young leaders first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. Fellows spend a year working with senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries, and other top-ranking Administration officials, and leave the Administration equipped to serve as better leaders in their communities. Fellowships are awarded on a non-partisan basis.
Verardo is a Major in the United States Army and has served multiple combat deployments as an Apache helicopter pilot. Most recently, Verardo was the senior aviation advisor for a Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Carson, CO, and served as Operations Officer for the Division’s Air Cavalry Squadron. Outside of operational assignments, she taught American Politics and American Foreign Policy as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy’s Department of Social Sciences. Verardo is an active Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and 2014 Pat Tillman Scholar. She earned a B.S. in American Politics from the United States Military Academy, an M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and an M.A. in Global Affairs from Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs.