60 Seconds with LCdr Erjon Baboci, Albanian Navy & CPO 2 Howard Manderson, Royal Canadian Navy, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two aboard HMCS Halifax, OP REASSURANCE

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(EB) So, we do it: “We’re here to take the 60 seconds challenge!”

(HM) Okay, alright.

(EB) 1. What advice would you give to someone thinking of joining the military?

Hey, guys, you want to see the world? Join the Navy.

(HM) Work with great people, interesting places, serve your country, make the world a better place.

  1. What is it like being deployed with members from different countries?

The best part of working with people from different countries, you get to meet exciting people, learn about countries you’ve never even visited before and have a lot of good laughs.

(EB) The best thing, of course, is knowing a lot of people. So, that is the best thing of this job and I like it.

  1. What does being a part of NATO mean to you?

Yeah, it means interoperability.

(HM) Being part of a huge organization making the world a better place.

  1. What is one key thing you learned about NATO on this deployment?

(EB) Well, friendship and as I said before, interoperability.

(HM) It can be a challenge every single day, but it’s rewarding working with so many great countries.

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