Navy, Women in the Navy, Careers, Community Service, Operation
Leading Seaman Jenesta Dawn Ingram has dreamt of the day she would set foot back in her birth province of Manitoba, but never thought it would be with the Royal Canadian Navy as she participated in her second OP NANOOK mission onboard HMCS St.John’s. As an RMS Clerk/Coxn’s Writer onboard St.John’s , LS Ingram performs many duties outside her trade including member of the Casualty Clearing Team and HQ1 Roundsman. She assists with many charity events onboard and even participated in Run the Rock 2012 that raised over $64,000 for Make a Wish Foundation – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter. As a child of a military family, she is accustomed to the military lifestyle. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and shortly thereafter moved to Portage La Prairie, while her parents worked at CFB Southport until age ten. She has lived in five provinces, with most of the time spent in Ontario. She is proud of her family that currently resides in Newfoundland. She strongly supports her decision to join the military in 2010. After seeing the accomplishments of her Father, Uncle’s and Cousins, she quickly adapted the desire to pursue her own military path. LS Ingram has been a part of the ship’s company since May 2011. During the past year St.John’s has had a busy sailing schedule, which has included two OP CARIBBEs, two OP NANOOKs, AWUPS and other Force Generation missions. With only 30 months in the military she received her first medal, an Operational Service Medal – Expedition for her work during OP CARIBBE. A college graduate with over 14 years administration experience in the corporate world, she is eager to learn and develop her career within DND. A career within the military opens many possibilities and she hopes to complete her degree in the future.