Lieutenant (N) Michèle Tremblay

Biography / November 14, 2016

Lieutenant (N) Michèle Tremblay is from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec. She was part of the 709 Vimont-Auteuil, Air Cadet Squadron for five years. Following three seasons with the Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Search and Rescue University Student Job Program, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as a naval reservist in 1990. She was among the first women to qualify for a bridge watch keeping certificate as a maritime operations officer, with the Royal Canadian Navy. 

Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, she transferred to the Regular Force. She has since completed a Master’s Certificate in Professional Communications Management from Royal Roads University.  

In 1998, Lieutenant (N) Tremblay qualified as an operations officer on Coastal Defence Vessels and deployed notably on operation Persistence following the crash of a Swiss Air flight. In 2000, she served for a second tour as a Military Career Counsellor and the National Diversity Officer with the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group coordinating recruiting initiates such as the Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program. In 2005, she served on two frigates, HMCS VILLE de QUEBEC and HMCS FREDERICTON in which she participated in several allied exercises, operation Chabanel off the coast of Africa, fishery patrols off the coast of Newfoundland and a Great Lakes Deployment which involved visiting a dozen major ports to connect with Canadians. 

In July 2008, she graduated from the Canadian Forces Public Affairs course and, in 2009 she deployed for over ten months on OP ATHENA in southern Afghanistan.

Lieutenant (N) Tremblay was posted to 431 Air Demonstration Squadron in August 2016 and brings her diverse experience and knowledge from recruiting to CAF operations to the CF Snowbirds team.

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