Joel Simpson graduated from Great Lakes Recruit Training Command in January. He is stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

Joel Simpson graduated from Great Lakes Recruit Training Command in January. He is stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

Simpson is a 2011 graduate of Hayes High School, where he was a member of the swim team and two-year letter winner. He also was a member of Boy Scout Troop 318.

Simpson is the son of Bill and Amy Simpson of Delaware.