Warrant Officer Avril Jno-Baptiste-Jones on finding your own path
Warrant Officer Avril Jno-Baptiste-Jones shares her story of finding stability, confidence and professional success in the military after immigrating to Canada as a young girl.
Warrant Officer Avril Jno-Baptiste-Jones was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Dominica, she immigrated to Canada at a young age.
Nearly two decades later, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Avril joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a Reservist as a Finance Clerk.
Avril has risen through the ranks and held roles with a wide array of teams, in communities across the country, including CFB Kingston, Canadian Forces Station Alert Nunavut, Canadian Forces Command and Staff College Kingston, Land Force Central Area HQ Toronto, Canadian Forces Support Unit Ottawa, Canadian Special Operations Command, Canadian Forces Station Leitrim and 32 Canadian Brigade Group HQ.
She has completed a deployment overseas to Afghanistan and has been a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
Avril retired from the army in 2017 after 25 years of service and transitioned to the private sector but soon found herself looking to make her way back to the army as a reservist.
Today she lives in Milton, Ontario, having recently returned from a deployment to Kuwait.