Sea Cadet Experience:
Ensign Candela officially joined the Training Ship Tomcat in April of 2019 after her son joined in May of 2018. She served as the Training, Recruiting and Supply Officer for the Training Ship. In 2020 ENS Candela transferred to the Tomcat Squadron where she served as the Supply Officer. In early 2021 she also became the Recruiting Officer for the Squadron. July of 2021 ENS Candela served as the Supply Officer and one of two officer's in charge of PT for Recruit Training at Fort Custer. Fall of 2021 she became the Squadron's Training Officer while still holding the position of Recruiting Officer. She has one son in the Sea Cadets and two other children outside of the program.
ENS Candela served with the Army Reserves for six years as a Medical Lab Tech. She is a veteran who has been deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan.
ENS Candela has been a Surgical Tech for over 11 years and previously a Medical Lab Tech for 5 years. She is currently working as a Surgical Tech at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, MI. She has also worked for DMC Harper University and St John Hospital in Detroit, MI.