Vietnamese refugee gives back as a naval officer

By Darlene Blakeley It has been a long and remarkable journey from Vietnamese refugee to Canadian naval officer. Lieutenant-Commander Kim Poirrier, a logistics officer working with the Directorate of Naval Strategy in Ottawa, credits the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for shaping her into the strong, independent and confident woman she is today. “My journey in the CAF as a naval officer has opened doors for me, given me exposure to travel, and the ability to work at a professional level that I never dreamed possible,” she says. “I have a…

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