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.


CPO1 Alena Mondelli

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Alena Mondelli

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class (CPO1) Alena Mondelli completed the greatest experience of her career thus far in August 2019, when she concluded her rotation as a member of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto deployed on Operation REASSURANCE.


CPO1 Alena Mondelli completed the greatest experience of her career thus far in August 2019, when she concluded her rotation as a member of HMCS Toronto deployed on Operation REASSURANCE.
March 18, 2020

Lt(N) Jennifer Loye

Lieutenant (Navy) Jennifer Loye

When the call came over the radio that numerous UN soldiers had been injured and needed to be evacuated by helicopter, Lt(N) Jennifer Loye and her team were ready to help.
March 9, 2020

MS Keli Carneiro

Master Seaman Keli Carneiro

After arriving in Canada the family moved around the Maritimes for roughly a year before being able to put down roots in Trenton, Ontario. Shortly after MS Carneiro joined the Sea Cadet Corps in Belleville where she excelled and rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class in the span of five years.
February 20, 2020

Slt Connor Parris

Sub-Lieutenant Connor Parris

“It is important to highlight the achievements of members of the African Canadian community during Black History Month, because the community is small and this creates exposure,” says Sub-Lieutenant (SLt) Connor Parris.
February 19, 2020

Lt(N) Sean Place

Lieutenant (Navy) Sean Place

This fall Lieutenant (Navy) (Lt(N)) Sean Place had the privilege of embarking in BAP Río Putumayo II, an Itinerant Social Action Platform (PIAS in Spanish) vessel of the Peruvian Navy.
November 28, 2019

Lieutenant (Navy) Michael-Lucien Bergeron

Lieutenant (Navy) Michael-Lucien Bergeron

Joggling is the competitive sport of juggling while running. It’s actually a thing. You can look it up on YouTube. That’s what Naval Warfare Officer Lt(N) Michael-Lucien Bergeron did five years ago. He now holds two joggling Guinness World Records.
October 24, 2019

NCdt Isaac Goggin

Naval Cadet Isaac Goggin

Naval Cadet (NCdt) Isaac Goggin was selected to participate in Operation REGULUS, a program that places sailors on foreign vessels to expand their horizons and learn new skills.
September 27, 2019

SLt Vinesh Shah

Sub-Lieutenant Vinesh Shah

“I remember one funny story when I had to move a large TV and we didn’t have a car so I found a friend and the two of us transported it by holding it with one arm each as we rode two different bicycles down the road,” he said.
August 19, 2019