Master Corporal (MCpl) Brittney Lamb joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reserves in 2007 with 2 Field Engineer Regiment (later renamed to 32 Combat Engineer Regiment, or 32 CER) in Toronto.
In 2007, MCpl Lamb completed her Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) and Soldier Qualification (SQ) in Toronto and then in 2008 her Combat Engineer QL3A training in Gagetown, New Brunswick. The following year (2009) she returned to Gagetown and successfully undertook her QL3Bs and her QL5 (also referred to as the Second in Command or 2IC course) qualifying her to the rank of Corporal. In 2010, MCpl Lamb made the trek to Aldershot, Nova Scotia where she completed her Primary Leadership Qualification (PLQ) course. In 2011 she was successful in the Psychological Operations (PsyOps) selection process, bringing her to the Peace Support Training Center (PSTC) in Kingston to qualify as a Tactical Operator (TacOp). On July the 10th of 2011, she was promoted to the rank of MCpl.
In addition to regular unit training nights and weekend exercises, MCpl Lamb attended Khyber Thrust, a 3 week training exercise, in Fort Irwin, California; Paladin Response, a weeklong bridging exercise in Chilliwack, B.C.; and took part in the CAF’s support to the G8 and G20 Summits.
Since earning her leadership rank, MCpl Lamb taught various classes and courses, both as an instructor for the Battle School in Toronto and for the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineers (CFSME) in Gagetown.
After suffering for more than 5 years with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), MCpl Brittney Lamb was medically released from service on February 1st of 2016. In November she was awarded a service dog, Rue, to aid in her recovery. Brittney is an avid spokesperson for veterans’ affairs, promoting mental health education and better access to services for veterans.