Lieutenant (Navy) Stephanie Maxim

Sailor Profile / November 23, 2018

Lieutenant (Navy) Stephanie Maxim is one of six exceptional sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) who were recognized along with members of the Canadian Coast Guard on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 20, 2018, during Navy and Coast Guard Day.

Lt(N) 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. Upon completion of her studies, she deployed on Operation CARIBBE in HMCS Whitehorse as a Bridge Watchkeeper before working for Labatt Breweries of Canada in Toronto, where she held various roles in project management and logistics planning while maintaining her service at HMCS York.

In July 2017, Lt(N) Maxim joined HMCS St. John’s as a Bridge Watchkeeper. Deploying to the Caribbean on Operation RENAISSANCE in September 2017, a hurricane relief mission in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria; and subsequently deploying to the Baltic and Mediterranean seas on Operation REASSURANCE from January to July 2018.  As a Reservist new to the frigate platform, she worked to earn her Officer Of the Day qualification, Major Warship Bridge Watchkeeping Ticket and went on to successfully challenge her Naval Officer Professional Qualification board.  Taking on the role of Sports Officer onboard, she substantially overhauled the ship’s gym and fitness equipment prior to deploying and oversaw programs to foster crew fitness and morale.

Lt(N) Maxim now resides in Oakville, Ontario and works for Arterra Wines Canada as a National Demand Planning Manager while maintaining her service as a Divisional Officer at HMCS York. She enjoys running, triathlons and CrossFit.