Arlene Jaquez, Marines (2016)

Arlene Jaquez, longtime resident of Lynn, MA enlisted in the Marine Corp at age 17 shortly before graduating from high school. Jaquez became an Individual Material Readiness List Manager in which she was responsible for aircraft maintenance and logistics.  Jaquez’s initial post was at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC, followed by a tour of duty in Afghanistan. She discusses the Marine Corps mentality, the value of military discipline, and the role of women in the military.