Sub-Lieutenant Andrew Emmanuel Darryl Torchia, CD

Sailor Profile / November 26, 2018

Sub-Lieutenant Andrew Emmanuel Darryl Torchia 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.

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. He has had the privilege to sail on all five Canadian Patrol Frigates on the West Coast as well as HMCS Iroquois on the East Coast.  He has taught at Canadian Forces Fleet School Pacific and worked several times as the technician supporting Fleet Diving Unit Pacific. As a PO2 he completed his QL6B which culminated in an assessed board. Top candidates from each coast were invited to compete for a national boardsmenship award called the HMCS Sackville award, which he won. 

In 2016 he commissioned from the ranks to Naval Combat System Engineering Officer and completed Phase VI. He now works at Naval Personnel Training Group Headquarters where he is the Basic Training List Manager for Naval Technical Officers, looking after postings and training needs of all Naval Combat and Marine Systems Engineering Officers in the CAF.

He is a member of the CFB Esquimalt Urban Search and Rescue team where he has taught firefighters from the Yukon to Virginia structural collapse rescue. He is helping to establish USAR teams throughout the Canadian Army.

His interests now include artwork, 3D printing, writing, reading and computer games. He resides in Langford, B.C. with his wife Ashley and two children Scarlett (5) and Logan (3).