Laura Marfut retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army with 32 years of service, including 12 years on the
Pentagon Joint Staff and two tours in Afghanistan. She graduated from the U.S. Army War College
with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies, and also holds master’s degrees in both International
Relations and Education. After retirement, she developed the curriculum and taught the Homeland Security program at South Hagerstown High in Washington County, Maryland. Laura was certified as an Antietam National Battlefield Guide in 2019, fulfilling a long-term bucket list goal. She added Harpers Ferry and South Mountain credentials the following year. Laura served as President of the Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America. She volunteers with Hospice of Washington County.