60 Seconds with Sentry Private Jordan Aberle

Video / September 14, 2017


Sentry Private Jordan Aberle

Female military personnel: Why am I doing this?

Private Jordan Aberle: Well, I can try to hold it, like…

Female military personnel: No, it’s o.k.

Private Jordan Aberle: I don’t know, if we had a pedestal, but we don’t.

Off camera: Usually we do. I didn’t think to bring one today.

Private Jordan Aberle: Yeah, that’s what I saw in the video.

Female military personnel: Fine, my biceps will be ripped.

Private Jordan Aberle: Hi, I’m Private Jordan Aberle. I’m here with the National Sentry Program, and I’m here to take the ‘60 Second Challenge’.

1. How were you chosen to be Sentry?

So, initially we had a few positions come down to my platoon, and I was really quick to volunteer to get this position, just because it’s something that always interested me and I saw a lot of reason to want to do it.

2. What’s the best thing about being a Sentry?

I’d say probably seeing different people from around the world in Canada, who just came to Ottawa just to witness Canada’s 150th, and their experiences that they’ve shared with me.

3. What does serving Canada mean to you?

Honestly, it means everything to me. Ever since I was a young boy it was the only thing I could ever see myself doing.

4. What was your very first job?

Well, growing up on a farm, kind of in the middle of the Prairies, I guess my first job would be kind of just working on the farm with my father, helping out around harvests.

5. What’s the best part about working for the army?

I’d say the different opportunities you get with the army; different places to go and things to see and do.

Off screen: Whoo!

Private Jordan Aberle: Whoo.

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