Speaker Bio:
Brigitte Holmes

Speaks:

English

Speaking Topics:

Reserves, Remembrance, Women in the Military

I was in the Naval Reserve from 1981 to 1993. I was employed as a diesel mechanic and spent my summers training on ships primarily on the east coast of Canada. I obtained a Chief Engineers ticket that allowed me to be the senior person responsible for all to do with the ship's mechanical and propulsion systems. When I left the Reserves, there were only 3 Naval Reservists that had this ticket. My experience with the Reserves gave me many lessons that I was able to apply to my civilian life. My key learnings what it takes to be an effective leader, how to work hard and achieve seemingly impossible goals. I would like to discuss my wonderful experiences in the Reserves and the personal and professional development I was able to garner. In addition, the organization provides many opportunities (that are not generally known by the public)for an individual to learn, grow and achieve goals that they may not otherwise have the opportunity strive for

The Memory Project includes a community of over 1,500 veterans and Canadian Forces members who are committed to sharing their stories of service.

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