Liz Hutton '05 Serving U.S. Coast Guard with 11 Years of Experience and Impact

Lieutenant Commander Liz Hutton (Oliviera) '05 has served the U.S. Coast Guard for the past 11 years, experiencing and impacting eight assignments with varied emphasis on litigation, ethics, Freedom of Information Act issues, legislation, congressional engagements, and public policy. 

Having most recently served as part of the legal staff for the highest-ranking military officer of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she has also served with work on national security issues and counseled survivors of sexual assault. Previous assignments have included service as senior special victims’ counsel (SVC) in the Coast Guard’s Office of Member Advocacy. She has counseled clients, advised junior SVCs, and helped build the program for the East Coast region. She also served in the Coast Guard’s Office of Maritime Security Response Policy (MSR).

Hutton started her journey at Westfield State and continues to advance her education and impact with the U.S. Coast Guard as she is currently in the process of completing her Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Harvard, with an anticipated graduation in 2021. Hutton plans to obtain an assignment in international law or national security with a focus on cyber law.  

Learn more about Hutton's experience, impact, and next steps here