Major Dawe joined the Canadian Forces a little later than the average recruit, making the big decision when she turned 30. After initial training, she focused on the logistical and personnel side of the military. In this regard she was deployed to Afghanistan, where she was stationed at Kandahar Airfield. While there she was responsible for all kind of logistics, dealing with supplies, casualties, contractors, and so on. She took pride in her and Canada’s achievements, as the process of nation building proceeded. In the aftermath of her service, she has been addressing issues of mental health within the military.
In February of 2017, Major Dawe visited Crestwood as part of a delegation from the Canadian Forces College, where she was studying at the time. She spoke with World Issues 12 students about the reality of life in the Canadian military.
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