Leading Seaman Shawn Tiller

Sailor Profile / January 19, 2018

In September 2017, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montréal arrived in Western Europe to participate in NEPTUNE TRIDENT 17, a Royal Canadian Navy deployment. The first exercise in the deployment for HMCS Montréal, FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17, is an allied relations effort to improve performance in a live-fire Integrated Air and Missile Defense environment.

Leading Seaman (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.

LS Tiller joined the Canadian Armed Forces to travel the world, and meeting new people. It was Tiller’s passion for volunteering and helping the less fortunate that drew LS Tiller to the Navy and a position as a NESOP. “I visited Costa Rica for 5 weeks in 2010 on a volunteer mission, that was when I realized that volunteering was for me,” says Tiller. “Seeing the smile on the faces of locals is such an amazing feeling, and the Navy gives me that opportunity.”

Part of his duties include the firing of gun and missile equipment carried on major naval warships, operating the radar and radio detection devices and locating and identifying friendly and enemy submarines, ships and aircraft.. While on the HMCS Montréal, LS Tiller will be part of the Fire Control Team operating either the Forward or After CEROS (fire control radar) or CIWS (Close in Weapons System.)

LS Tiller claims he loves everything about his job. “I love travelling the world and seeing how other countries live, getting chances to volunteer in countries that are not so fortunate.”