Columbia Law Student Called to National Guard Duty During COVID-19 Crisis

April 01, 2020

Columbia Law student Emily Drake ’22 received a text message on March 16, asking her to report to active duty with her New York National Guard unit, the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion.

Instead of taking online classes, Drake is spending her first deployment as a National Guard lieutenant, supporting a drive-through coronavirus testing site and leading a squad that distributes food in Westchester County, New York.