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 Robert Weston

Master Seaman Robert Weston

MS Weston has been named the Atlantic Fleet’s Sailor of the Quarter for Q2 2020. The award was presented to him by Commodore Richard Feltham, Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, and Fleet Chief Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Darcy Burd, during a small ceremony on June 26.
July 28, 2020

Capt(N) Seana Routledge

Captain (Navy) Seana Routledge

The first woman to achieve the rank of Captain (Navy) as a Naval Technical Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) sees a bright future for those pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers in the service.
July 22, 2020

SLt Nicole Spivey

Sub-Lieutenant Nicole Spivey

Nanaimo’s Doc is a former medical technician of 13 years who commissioned as a physician assistant in January 2020 after completing her training.
June 23, 2020

OS Éloïse Lavoie

Ordinary Seaman Éloïse Lavoie

Ordinary Seaman (OS) Éloïse Lavoie of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Donnacona is a nursing student currently deployed to Manoir-de-Verdun, a long‑term care facility in the Montréal area.
June 17, 2020

AB Li

Able Seaman Yukii Li

“My uncle had been enrolled in the [Royal Canadian Navy] as a medical officer and had a positive experience,” she said. “And my cousin was in the Canadian Army Reserves and deployed to Afghanistan. My family is very proud of his service to Canada.”
May 26, 2020

Lt(N) Kevin Okihiro

Lieutenant (Navy) Kevin Okihiro

When Lt(N) Kevin Okihiro arrived at the scene of the small Cornish village of Upton Cross in South West England, he knew he would have to disarm nearly a dozen incendiary improvised explosive devices.
May 25, 2020

LS Myles Hunter

Leading Seaman Myles Hunter

The RCN has only been using unmanned aircraft (UA) for about two years and much of that time has been spent testing and observing its capabilities, said LS Hunter.
May 21, 2020

CPO2 Stan Budden

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Stan Budden

When Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class (CPO2) Stan Budden decided to lose weight he turned to the Canadian Armed Forces’ Personnel Support Program (PSP) for help – and the result was amazing.
April 27, 2020