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24712 Brent Fisher: Still setting goals high & still achieving them

24712 Brent Fisher: Still setting goals high & still achieving them

(Another in a series of articles coordinated by 26659 Danielle Andela – e-Veritas Lead Correspondent)

Following graduation in the spring of 2010 I started PG on Schol studies and completed my MBA in 2012. After a move out west and about a year of MARS training, I was posted to my first ship, HMCS WINNIPEG (WIN), but I deployed almost immediately to Chile on OP REGULUS for five months. Upon my return to Canada in 2014, I experienced the entirety of WIN’s tiered-readiness program following her completion of the Halifax-class Modernization refit. After earning my Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate and sailing for OP CARIBBE and Exercise Trident Fury 15, I stood the Naval Officer Professional Qualification (NOPQ) Board last spring and was promoted to my current rank of Lt(N). I then had the good fortune to deploy with WIN last June on OP REASSURANCE, which took us from BC through the Panama Canal and across the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas.

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I returned early from the deployment in order to complete my Directors course. I should be joining my next sea-going unit as their Information Management Officer later this year. In addition to my time in training and at sea, I’ve also been able to participate in some CF and CISM volleyball camps and competitions as well as join the RMC Club of Canada’s Board of Directors. It’s been a great six years!

I remember being extremely busy, but still loving it. There’s no shortage of activities in which to become involved, and I really feel that I made the most of my time at the college by getting involved in a wide variety of them. It’s one of the ways to make friends for life from your time as a cadet, and even though I’m a relatively young ex-cadet, I certainly appreciate any opportunity to catch up with an old classmate and share stories from our time together in Kingston.

Make the absolute most of your time. Get involved. Try something new. Challenge yourself. You’d be surprised at what you can achieve when you set your goals high.