Jake is a Foreign Area Officer and Naval Aviator who graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Relations in 2008. He flew the F/A-18F in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and instructed in the T-45C before heading to Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey to complete his M.A. in Security Studies (Western Hemisphere focus). There, he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Liskin Award for Excellence in Regional Security Studies. He has orders to serve at the U.S. Embassy in Panama beginning in the winter of 2020.