Sailor Profile: Lt(N) Sully Heraud

Lt(N) Sully Heraud (second from left), FS Prairial Gunnery officer and Slt Benjamin Frutos(right) observing an Anti-gunnery exercise off the coast of Peru.

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Lieutenant (Navy) Sully Heraud, from Longueuil, Q.C., is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and has been serving in the RCN for 9 years.

As a Naval Warfare Officer, Lt(N) Heraud controls the ship’s navigation, liaises with other ships and other navies, and makes informed and quick decisions that affect the conduct of operations and ship’s crew security.

Lt(N) Heraud was motivated to join the RCN because he wanted to try something different and was drawn to the travel and adventure that comes with life at sea. One of his most memorable experiences in the RCN to date was sailing the Asia Pacific in consort with ships from ten different nations during Operation Poseidon Cutlass in 2017.

This summer, Lt(N) Heraud is participating in an exchange program on board the French Navy ship FS PRAIRIAL. Over the course of the exchange, Lt(N) Heraud is training with the French Navy during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest maritime military exercise that involves forces from many countries, including Canada.

“You’ll never be bored,” Lt(N) Heraud says about a career in the RCN.

“The navy offers dozens of incredible opportunities that are impossible in any other job in the military. It truly is a unique career and lifestyle.”

Lt(N) Heraud’s exchange on board FS PRAIRIAL will provide him with a unique training opportunity to learn best practices from the French Navy while he navigates the waters around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

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