Sailor Profile: LS Monica Demian

LS Monica Demian
Leading Seaman Monica Demian

Hometown: Ajax, ON

Years of Service: Five years.

Home Unit: HMCS York.

Current occupation and position: Naval communicator.

Who is your role model? My Mom.

Why did you join the Royal Canadian Navy? I admired all those who serve this wonderful country and I wanted to give back.

What is the best part about being in Royal Canadian Navy? The Royal Canadian Navy is more than just a job, it’s a family.

What is your most memorable experience?

Deploying with the Naval Security Team to South Korea and Fiji in 2017.

Why have you stayed in the Royal Canadian Navy?
The Royal Canadian Navy has made it possible for me to serve my country and enjoy my job at the same time without having to sacrifice who I am.

What do you want the Canadian public to know about their Navy?

The Royal Canadian Navy is here to serve and protect Canada. While it requires tons of discipline and determination, the reward includes getting the chance to see the world and enjoying every minute of it.

What is your civilian occupation / job?

This year I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies. My next step is to become a police officer.

What is the best part of being a Reservist?

Having the opportunity to serve Canada while attending school and spending time with my family and friends.

Please tell a little bit about yourself, outside of the Navy:

I love to work out – I’ve been a personal trainer in the past and the gym is my second home. I also love cooking, hiking, and travelling as much as I can. Recently, I’ve summited Mount Kilimanjaro in just five days in January. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I can’t wait to crush the rest of the seven summits!

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