60 Seconds with Cdr Alex Barlow, Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa at RIMPAC 2018

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I’m Commander Alex Barlow, Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa at RIMPAC 2018. Here to do the 20 second…oops! 60 Second Challenge! Guess I’m doing that one again!

G’day. I’m Commander Alex Barlow, Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa at RIMPAC 2018. Here to do the 60 Second Challenge!

What are you most looking forward to at RIMPAC?

Firing torpedoes and harpoons.

What’s the best part about being Canadian?

The great country we live in.

What is the coolest part of RIMPAC?

Meeting all the crews and captains from the other ships.

What’s the best part about working for the Canadian Armed Forces?

That my job changes every couple of years and I get to do something new.

If you weren’t in the CAF, what would you want to do?

I’d be a professional chef.

Who do you talk to on the phone the most?

My wife.

Why did you join the CAF?

Family tradition and the challenge that it provided.

What has been the most rewarding work experience of your career?

Being part of the Canadian response to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 on Operation HESTIA.

That’s it.

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