Sailor Profiles

The best way to get a feel for Navy life and what "going to sea" is all about, is to get the first-hand perspective of actual sailors. Find out how some of these Navy men and women came to serve, where they’ve been deployed, where they're going, and a little of what life in the Navy is like through their inspiring words and stories.

Please note that the publication dates of these profiles do not necessarily reflect when the profile interview took place. Our sailor profiles are collected on an on-going basis during exercises and deployments, and reflect the sailor's experiences and rank at that time.


MS Jennifer Lawrence

Master Seaman Jennifer Lawrence

Master Seaman (MS) Jennifer Lawrence always knew she wanted to be in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN); for her, it’s more than a career – it’s a lifestyle.
May 30, 2018

Lt(N) Lapointe, is a Naval Warfare Officer onboard HMCS Summerside.

Lieutenant (Navy) Tristan Lapointe

There’s a first time for everything, and for Lt(N) Tristan Lapointe of Saint-Jérôme, Québec, deploying with the Royal Canadian Navy on Op Projection provided him with a couple – his first time in Africa, and his first time sailing in a different class of ship.
May 24, 2018

MS Jeffrey Miller

Master Seaman Jeffrey Miller

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).
May 16, 2018

Petty Officer Second Class Lyle Morrison

Petty Officer Second Class Lyle Morrison

Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Reservist and High school teacher, Petty Officer Second Class Lyle Morrison, continues his teachings outside of his classroom as he mentors fellow RCN sailors and trains with our NATO allies.
May 10, 2018

Leading Seaman Robert Bourque talks to visitors aboard HMCS Summerside during a visit to Benin, West Africa.

Leading Seaman Robert Bourque

Leading Seaman Robert Bourque is experiencing an opportunity of a lifetime. A native of Moncton, N.B., he’s been deployed to West Africa in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Summerside since January 26, 2018 as part of Operation PROJECTION – a strategic engagement with regional nations to support capacity building and foster relationships with partner navies. 
April 13, 2018

MS Yevrag Haisom Evans

Master Seaman Yevrag Haisom Evans

Master Seaman Yevrag Haisom Evans is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Submarine Force. He immigrated to Canada from Jamaica in 1991 and joined the navy in 2005 to “get the best of all worlds”.
February 19, 2018

Able Seaman (AB) Owen Storvik, is a Naval Electronic Sensor Operator aboard the HMCS Montréal.

Able Seaman Owen Storvik

AB Owen Storvik, is a Naval Electronic Sensor Operator aboard the HMCS Montréal. Originally from Camrose, Alberta, AB Storvik graduated high school from Camrose Composite High School and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2014.
January 19, 2018

Leading Seaman (LS) Shawn Tiller, is a Naval Electronic Sensor Operator (NESOP) aboard the HMCS Montréal

Leading Seaman Shawn Tiller

LS Shawn Tiller, is a Naval Electronic Sensor Operator (NESOP) aboard HMCS Montréal. Originally from Westmount, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, LS Tiller graduated high school from Riverview High School and then went on to Cape Breton University, before joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 2011.
January 19, 2018

Leading Seaman (LS) Robert Dykstra

Leading Seaman Robert Dykstra

LS Robert Dykstra, a Weapons Engineer Technician onboard HMCS Montréal, grew up in Pictou, Nova Scotia, which he still visits every two to three months when he’s not sailing.
January 18, 2018

Naval Combat Information Operator and Shipborne Air Controller (SAC) aboard HMCS Montréal.

Leading Seaman Daniel Whittaker

LS Daniel Whittaker, is a Naval Combat Information Operator and Shipborne Air Controller (SAC) aboard HMCS Montréal. Originally from Belleville, Ontario, LS Whittaker graduated from Centennial Secondary School before joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 2009 in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment.
January 17, 2018

Able Seaman Barsetti

Able Seaman Sebastien Barsetti

AS Sebastien Barsetti is from Mirabel, Quebec. He is employed as a Naval Communicator and member of the Operations Department about HMCS Charlottetown.
January 16, 2018

Sub-Lieutenant Jessie Whittaker

Sub-Lieutenant Jessie Whittaker

Following in the footsteps of her two older brothers, the eldest being a Royal Canadian Air Force pilot and the second also being an officer on HMCS Montréal, SLt Whittaker says, “The best thing about my job so far is that I have the opportunity to work with my brother, Daniel. We have always been close, so we often explore the cities together during port visits.”
January 15, 2018

LS Erik Fox

Leading Seaman Erik Fox

Leading Seaman Erik Fox is a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Naval Combat Information Operator (NCIOP) with 13 years of military service. Originally born in Cornwall, Ont., he moved at a young age to Kingston, Ont., and then grew up mainly in Toronto.
July 25, 2016

Private Halmich

Private Ryan Halmich

From February 22 to March 4, 2016, Private Ryan Halmich served as a Tactical Weather Specialist on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa.
March 22, 2016