Run it Like a Girl

Run it like a girl with Erica Oliver, Combat Engineer, Department of National Defence

November 11, 2019
Run it Like a Girl
Run it like a girl with Erica Oliver, Combat Engineer, Department of National Defence
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Run it Like a Girl
Run it like a girl with Erica Oliver, Combat Engineer, Department of National Defence
Nov 11, 2019
Erica Oliver
Erica Oliver talks about her 20 + career in the military, and what it took to be the first woman from the ranks to become a combat diver.
Show Notes

Erica Oliver has been in the Canadian forces for over 20 years and tells us that it wasn’t she who chose the military, but rather the military that chose her.

Erica joined the regular forces with the sole goal of becoming a combat diver, which took her six years to accomplish….six years, she says, of being told that there was no way she could do it.

On this special Remembrance Day episode of Run It Like a Girl, Erica talks about her 4 international deployments including two to Afghanistan, and says the military does an excellent job of preparing its troops for the physical demands of a war zone.  She says the mental demands, however, are almost impossible to prepare for.






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