SFC Elizabeth Marks


Sport: Swimming
Event: 100 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle
Hometown: Prescott Valley, Arizona
High School: Arizona Project Challenge
College: AMU and Devry
Joined Army: July 2008
MOS: 68w Combat Medic

As a young person, SFC Elizabeth Marks attended Arizona Project Challenge, a six-month program run by the National Guard for at-risk youth. It gave her drive, and inspired her to enlist in 2008. She was injured in Iraq in 2010, and spent much of her rehabilitation in the pool. Mentors coached and inspired her to become an elite swimmer, and in 2012 she was both accepted into WCAP and found fit for duty for continued Army service. She specializes in the 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle, and earned gold and bronze medals in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

For those who can’t, I will.

Career Highlights

4x Paralympic medalist
4x Invictus Games Gold medalist
6x CISM Gold medalist (Swimming &  Track and Field)


World Champion,  Mixed 4 x 50m  Relay

World Champion, 50m Butterfly S6

World Bronze Medalist, 50m Freestyle S6


Paralympic Champion, 100m Backstroke S6

Paralympic Silver Medalist, 50m Freestyle S6

Paralympic Bronze Medalist, 50m Butterfly S6


Paralympic Champion, 100m Breaststroke SB7

Paralympic Bronze Medalist, 4 x 100m Medley Relay





U.S. Paralympic Team Member


U.S. Paralympic National Champion


-Paralympic Gold and Bronze Medalist
-Inducted into the Army Women Hall of Fame
-Recipient of the Pat Tillman Award ESPY
-CISM World Games Gold Medalist and Bronze Medalist