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.


Lt(N) Anne Day

Lieutenant (Navy) Anne Day

An Above Water Warfare Officer, Lieutenant (Navy) Anne-Marie Day challenges many people’s perceptions of what a young leader and war fighter looks like in today’s Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
March 7, 2019

Lt(N) Calley Gray

Lieutenant (Navy) Calley Gray

Lt(N) Calley Gray is the Marine Systems Engineering Officer in HMCS Winnipeg. She provides technical expertise and advice to the Commanding Officer on all mechanical, electrical and structural systems in the ship.
February 11, 2019

MS Annie Poirier

Master Seaman Annie Poirier

Master Seaman Annie Poirier is a Financial Services Administrator in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Radisson, Trois-Rivières, Que., and a single mother of five children.
November 30, 2018

MS Curtis Chambers

Master Seaman Curtis Ancil Chambers, CD

MS Curtis Chambers was raised in a Navy family in Cow Bay, NS. He enjoyed an active childhood participating in numerous sports including hockey and soccer. After graduating High School with his French Immersion certificate, he attended Dalhousie University to study Commerce.
November 26, 2018

LS Evan Gilbert

Leading Seaman Evan Stuart Gilbert, BBA

LS Gilbert enrolled in the Naval Reserves at HMCS Cabot in 2009 as a Port Inspection Diver. At the time of his enrolment he was working as a Search and Rescue crew member out of Long Pond, NL for the Canadian Coast Guard.
November 26, 2018

SLt Andrew Torchia

Sub-Lieutenant Andrew Emmanuel Darryl Torchia, CD

Born and raised in Winnipeg MB, SLt Emmanuel Torchia spent his youth programming, exploring creative interests and fixing broken electronics. He joined the military in 2003 as a Naval Electronics Technician Tactical and did his trade training in Halifax at Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School.
November 26, 2018

PO1 Lee Richardson

Petty Officer First Class Lee Richardson, CD

PO1 Lee Richardson was born in Moncton, NB where he spent most of his childhood. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets in Riverview, NB from age 14 to 17. He enjoyed doing drill and spending time on the water with small sailboats.
November 26, 2018

Lt(N) Stephanie Maxim

Lieutenant (Navy) Stephanie Maxim

Lieutenant (Navy) Stephanie Maxim grew up in Caledonia, Ontario and joined the Navy in 2008 as a Naval Warfare Officer in London, Ontario. She completed her Honours Double Major in Management and Organizational Studies and Political Science from Western University in 2010 and her Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier in 2013.
November 23, 2018