Major Amy Bernard serves as the Senior Program Manager for Veteran Economic Opportunity as part of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. She manages strategic efforts to promote the partnerships, collaboration, and alignment among organizations that focus on meaningful employment, educational and career pathways that are crucial to the economic success of post-9/11 Veterans.
Major Bernard retired from the United States Marine Corps where she served as a Logistics Officer domestically and globally in a myriad of Command and Staff positions. She last served as the Executive Officer of a Battalion at Camp Pendleton, California. She deployed in 2005 and 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and most recently in 2017 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. She was selected to represent the United States Marine Corps as the first female Officer to attend Command & Staff College in New Zealand, earning a Master of Arts degree in International Security from Massey University.
Major Bernard is originally from Irving, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. In 2019, she completed a second Master of Arts degree from Concordia University.