Master Seaman Jeffrey Miller

Sailor Profile / May 16, 2018

From Canadian waters to the Caribbean Sea and beyond, Master Seaman (MS) Jeffrey Miller plays a vital role in identifying potential threats and safely navigating Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships at sea as a Naval Combat Information Operator (NCI Op).

MS Miller, who grew up in Dartmouth, N.S., has been serving in the RCN for 14 years and currently serves onboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montréal. He was inspired to join the RCN after hearing his godfather talk about his experiences in the Navy, combined with MS Miller’s strong desire to travel.

For MS Miller, the best part about being in the RCN is traveling and helping people around the world. He also credits the people he’s met in the military, the camaraderie, and the friendships forged as being the greatest appeal of the job.

MS Miller deployed to Haiti in 2010 as part of Operation HESTIA in support of earthquake relief efforts and to Europe in early 2018 as part of the NATO Exercise NEPTUNE TRIDENT. It was during this NATO exercise that he was named Canadian Fleet Atlantic Sailor of the Quarter because, in addition to his tasks as an NCI Op, he maintained a strong online presence as HMCS Montréal’s social media guru, a career highlight to date for MS Miller.   

For anyone considering joining the RCN, MS Miller wants them to know that it is a rewarding and challenging career.

“We are sailing to protect the interest of Canada and Canadians [and] we are one of the highest trained navies in the world,” he says. “Whenever were are in another country, we are proud to say we are Canadians.”