Spotlight Sailor – LCDR Dottie Aimar
LCDR Dottie Aimar
Navy Reserve Spotlight Sailor
Lieutenant Commander, Selected Reserve
Operating Room nurse at the Sidra Medical Center in Doha, Qatar where she is the Perioperative Clinical Nurse Leader for Ophthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Dental
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Lieutenant Commander Aimar deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan from July 2012 until April 2013. During this time she served as the Senior Medical Advisor at the Afghan National Police Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. She primarily advised in the operating room, Anesthesia, Sterile Processing and General Surgery. She also served as a convoy commander, driver, dismount, guardian angel, and executive officer. Outside of her assigned duties she volunteered for humanitarian missions and worked with the Afghan Scouts.
How have you benefited from your service in the Navy Reserve?
The Navy Reserves has allowed me to proudly serve in the military while being close to home to enjoy my family, friends and community.
Why did you choose to join the Navy Reserve?
I joined the Navy Reserve because I wanted to serve my country while keeping my civilian job that I loved. I wanted the best of both worlds…military and civilian. I love adventure and I felt the Navy Reserves could give me the opportunity for that and it did!
In my Navy…
In my Navy, many things have changed over the years, but it’s still about honor, commitment and courage. Sailors continue to be proud to serve their country.