Dan Arkins joined the Home Base Development Team in September 2019. Prior to joining Home Base, he held various senior account management and business development roles in the large, commercial employee benefits insurance industry.
Dan retired from the military in August of 2016 with 33 years of enlisted and commissioned service. He commanded at the company, battalion and strategic intelligence detachment level. He has held numerous staff positions during his career, including battalion and brigade operations (S3) officer positions. He has served as an intelligence officer at the battalion, brigade and Joint Force-HQ level. His last assignment was as the Chief of Staff, for an 8000 soldier Training Command in the US Army Reserve. Dan deployed to Iraq in 2003 and Afghanistan in 2011.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Device, the Afghan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal and the NATO medal.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts, History from Boston College, a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
A passionate Veterans advocate, Dan has co-chaired the Boston College Veterans Alumni Network, he helped co-found the MetLife Military Veterans Employee Resource Group, is an American Corporate Partner mentor and recently joined the MGH Veterans group.