Sarah Gerstein graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007 with a B.S. in comparative politics with honors. She commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Corps and attended initial intelligence training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona before reporting to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Sarah was assigned to the 525 Battlefiend Surveillance Brigade, where she deployed to FOB Sykes, Iraq as a signals intelligence platoon leader. Upon her return to Fort Bragg, she served in a variety of leadership and staff positions. She deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as an intelligence officer in 2010-2011. Sarah most recently completed company command of a military intelligence company in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. While at Yale, Sarah is building on her military experiences with a focus on grand strategy and security studies. After completing her studies, she will be assigned as an international relations instructor in West Point’s Department of Social Sciences.