Master Seaman Jeffery Miller

Atlantic Region News / February 26, 2018

Home Unit: HMCS Montreal

Current occupation and position: Naval Combat Information Operator (NCI Op) onboard HMCS Montreal

Who is your role model?  NHL player P.K. Subban for his charity work

Why did you join the Royal Canadian Navy?

My godfather was in the navy and the stories he shared inspired me, along with my desire to travel made joining the Navy a perfect choice.

What is the best part about being in Royal Canadian Navy?

Traveling and helping people around the world.

What is your most memorable experience?

Operation Hestia 2010 for the earthquake relief. I was deployed in HMCS Athabaskan.  

What are some additional highlights of your naval career?

The highlight of my naval career was being named Canadian Fleet Atlantic Sailor of the Quarter on January 9, 2018.  I was recognized for high expertise in my trade during NATO exercises in Europe on NEPTUNE TRIDENT and also for helping HMCS Montreal maintain a strong online presence as the ship's social media guru.

Why have you stayed in the RCN?

I have met a lot of good people and the RCN gives me the opportunity to go places that I would not have gone on my own. It has always been about the people along the way. The camaraderie and the friendships forged in the plethora of sea going evolutions.

What would you say to someone that is considering a career in the RCN?

The RCN is a rewarding and challenging career.  What do you want the Canadian public to know about their Navy?

We are sailing to protect the interest of Canada and Canadians. We are one of the highest trained Navies in the world. Whenever we are in another country we are proud to say we are Canadians. 

Please tell a little bit about yourself, outside of the Navy.

I enjoy playing hockey, soccer and squash. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends. I volunteer at Feed Nova Scotia.