Melanie Graham retired from the Canadian Forces in September 2012. She served as a Naval Public Affairs Officer and enjoyed almost eleven years in the Regular Forces.
Graham completed a BA in International Studies at the University of British Columbia in 1996 and successfully defended her MA thesis on Strategic Culture in April 2012. She was invested into the Order of St George in April 2015.
Graham has three grown children and two grandchildren, enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle in her spare time.