Get to know your Canadian Armed Forces
Get firsthand accounts of what it’s like to be in the military; read the stories of new and experienced military members.
Major Melissa Reyes came to the CAF after finishing her post- secondary schooling and beginning a civilian Government job. Although she found the work interesting, she realized that she would need further education and credentials to advance in her career. It was then that she was inspired by a television commercial that changed the course of her life. “[The commercial] said, ‘We do more by 6am…than you’ll do in a whole day!’ I really liked that challenge and the fact that I didn’t have to stagnate in my career. So, I went to the Recruiting Centre that week and here I am now!”
Read the stories of new and experienced military members
Captain Georgette Mink's experience proves that being a single mother in the military is more than possible – for her, it has been ideal. The Forces has offered her travel opportunities and benefits that cannot be beat. Find out more about her story!
After Sergeant Dan Shouinard finished college programs in graphic design and multimedia, he looked into a military career. Dan liked the idea of becoming a visual media specialist in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), traveling the globe to capture imagery of Forces’ members in action. Read more on his story, and discover the benefits with joining the CAF.
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