The Canadian Armed Forces Sentinel Program supports the mental and physical well-being of personnel members. With over 3,000 qualified individuals, the program plays an important role in the prevention, detection, and support for colleagues in distress. Once qualified, members need to take ongoing training each year to maintain their knowledge and discover resources newly available. Civilians may also volunteer with the approval of their local chain of command and local Sentinel Chaplain.
Taking pride in the personnel who have completed training, and to highlight the Sentinel Program, we are happy to share the latest from 12 Wing Shearwater.
“To me, being a Sentinel is not about having a patch, it’s about helping my peers by listening to them when they are in need,” said Sergeant Audrey Julien from 12 Operational Support Squadron. “The CAF is one big family, and everybody should be there to listen to their peers, everybody can act as a Sentinel.”
Sgt Julien was one of four new Sentinel Squadron Leaders to receive a Sentinel patch at a ceremony in July 2020. The others were Sergeant Mathew Lake from 12 Air Maintenance Squadron, Sergeant Leslie Blair from 423 (Maritime Helicopter) Squadron, and Warrant Officer Andre Crocker from 406 (Maritime) Operational Training Squadron. In attendance were 12 Wing Commander Colonel James Hawthorne, 12 Wing Chief Warrant Officer Bruno Poirier, and 12 Wing Chaplain Captain Noteh Glogauer.
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