Preparing Boys for Life

Jake van Arkel ’14 serves on USNS Comfort

Jake van Arkel ’14 commissioned as an Officer in the Marine Corps after graduating from Penn in 2018. As an Infantry Officer, he leads 42 Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. Jake and his platoon were recently deployed to NYC to provide security for the USNS Comfort, a Mercy-class hospital ship, and the doctors and nurses aboard. “Our goal is to provide a safe environment for the medical staff to operate within, and help the people of New York City in whatever way possible.”