In This Issue 37

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WO 1 JJT  McManus Sword Presented to RMC

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

Early Saturday morning, a historic event, years in the making, transpired in the Mackenzie building, right across from the College Chief’s office.

During his time at RMC, the former college chief, CPO1 Davidson, wanted to recognize the contribution of College Chiefs to the RMC community. Thus, the RMC College Chief project was born. CPO1 Davidson spent countless hours researching the names of all the former College chiefs, dating back to 1876.

After coming up with the full list, he had a large display board installed across from his office with the names of those who came before him. However, the display case underneath was still empty. When the current College Chief, CWO Garth Hoegi, arrived at the college in June, he agreed to continue the CCWO project.

CWO J.J. McManus was the College Chief for a decade, from 1961-1971. Along with being the longest serving chief, he is one of the most prolific. Prior to coming to RMC, he was the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Canadian Guards. As the RSM, he was the only NCM to carry a sword on parade.

On Saturday, the next phase of the CCWO project came to fruition when the McManus family presented the sword to the College as well as his decorations and other military memorabilia.

The McManus family was accompanied by CWO Hoegi, the College Sergeant Major, MWO Rideout and the Commandant. During the ceremony, the son of CWO McManus, who works in defence procurement, addressed the small gathering on the impact that the former chief had on several generations of ex-cadets. The commandant also spoke.

As an institution, RMC is very proud of its history and the contribution that its graduates have made to Canadian society. NCMs have always been a key part of the development of OCdts and recognizing their efforts is an important part of our history.

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Tks to our volunteer photographers for this Issue:

Scott Howells; Colin de Grandpré; Stefan Janjic – Ben Burnell; Wilson Ho; Tristan Thomson; and Tim Robichaud
(Sorry, if we missed anyone)

In This Issue 37:

Chasse-Galerie 2016 Arrives at RMC

Legacy Dinner 2016

Obstacle Course: In a Word “Thrilling”

From the Frontlines of FYOP: Finally Done!

Badging Parade: Class of 2020

New Inductees to the Wall of Honour

21364 Jeremy Hansen: Space Science graduate returns for the weekend

Reunion Weekend Sports – Red & White Results & More

March to the Memorial Arch…And back

Ex Cadets & More in the news

H7543 Senator Joseph Day on his Time at Military College

Golden Oldies…and a few not so golden

Keeping Tabs…

Tom Rozman: Leadership Approaches That Get the Job Done

CAREER OPPORTUNITIESNos offres d’emploi

 

Previous articles you may have missed:

Top Guns Endorse 2016 Truth, Duty, Valour Campaign

The Genesis of the Army Run: An e-Veritas Special Report

Language Policy, Bilingualism and the Military:

An Interview with Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages

RMCC Profs. acclaimed at the national & local level

RMC CLASS OF 1970 – ATHLETICS WALL OF DISTINCTION PROJECT

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A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status - Chapeau aux membres suivant qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:

6543 Ron Jackson.


For memberships due to expire soon; please contact us asap with your renewal.

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew

 

Varsity Sports scoreboard:

(W) Soccer:

Sat 24 Sep U of T 2 – RMC 0

Sun 25 Sep Ryerson 3 -  RMC 1

(M) Soccer:

Sat 24 Sep -U of T – 3 RMC – 1

Sun 25 Sep Ryerson 6 @ RMC 0

(M) Rugby:

RMC – 32 Waterloo – 19

More OUA sports details Here

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Chasse-Galerie 2016 Arrives at RMC

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016


Photo by: 21946 Adam Dargavel

Chasse-Galerie 2016 Arrives at RMC

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

On Thursday afternoon, the 15-person crew of the 2016 Chasse-Galerie completed their seven day journey along the Rideau Canal from Ottawa. The canoe arrived at RMC to a warm welcome from the College community.

Minutes before the canoe passed underneath the Lasalle Causeway, a group of cadets, training wing, academic and PSP staff convened near the Memorial Arch to greet the paddlers.

On board the canoe, for the first time, were two pipers: former CDS and RMC Commandant 12192 Gen (Ret’d) Tom Lawson and 15012 Tom Norris. Tom Norris joined the crew in Smiths Falls to provide additional lung and horsepower. However, the VIP paddler was WH25917 Sheila McLeod, who had travelled on one of the accompanying houseboats all the way from Ottawa and who paddled the last stretch from Kingston Mills. When the canoe passed the Arch, the Commandant of RMC and a contingent of officer cadets in Scarlets received a salute and a cheer from the paddlers.

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Legacy Dinner 2016

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Legacy Dinner 2016: Through the eyes of a IV Year

27182 (IV) Carmen Kiltz – e-Veritas correspondent

We walk into the New Gym shortly after 1800hrs, and the familiar, generally empty space is now filled impressively with long tables dressed with white tablecloths, mood lighting, photographs and yearbooks of past graduating classes, unique decorations, and TV screens giving a glimpse of the entire setup.

Putting the setup aside, I, along with my fellow fourth-year acquaintances, are soon immersed in conversation with the many friendly faces of ex-RMC cadets. This annual gathering welcomes military college Alumni, and all are welcome to attend.

This year those classes who graduated in years ending in 1 and 6, as well as those celebrating milestone anniversaries, were specifically invited.

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Obstacle Course: In a Word “Thrilling”

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Obstacle Course: In a Word “Thrilling”

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

The obstacle course is always a highlight of the RMC year. Watching the first years undergo the challenging race brings out the best in each squadron, who eagerly cheer on their newest members. Making the even more special is the large number of families, friends and ex-cadets who come to the College to partake in the thrills.

Prior to the day of the obstacle course, upper years from every squadron ran around in the dead of night decorating the College for the big day. The Class of 2020 woke up to banners, flags and massive signs demonstrating the pride of the rest of the wing.

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From the Frontlines of FYOP: Finally Done!

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016

From the Frontlines of FYOP: Finally Done!

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

Finally. It’s over.

This week, the Class of 2020’s First Year Orientation Period (FYOP), ended, symbolizing their full integration into the Cadet Wing. Upon receiving their RMC cap badges on Saturday, the first years are no longer considered recruits, but full-fledged members of the RMC family.

As FYOP drew to a close, the intensity of the physical activity and stress-inducing schedule began to tone down. FYOP staff wanted to give their flights the opportunity to tend to their injuries, rest and recover before running the obstacle course.

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The major emphasis this week was on preparing the first years for the obstacle course. Flights spent hours rehearsing techniques to best conquer each of the 12 obstacles and to get a feel for the difficulty of the event. As always, FYOP staff were around to guide them and to make sure that safety precautions were followed.

Beyond simply rehearsing the obstacles, the first years chose ICs (flight leaders) to take command of the flight during the course itself. The flight leader had the responsibility of learning each obstacle and developing tactics that would allow them to maximize points.

In addition to preparing for Friday’s obstacle course, the Class of 2020 spent the week practicing for their Saturday morning badging parade. They, along with the rest of the Cadet Wing, practiced the parade numerous times to perfect the drill and well represent the College’s talent to the general public.

FYOP staff, who know the ropes of RMC quite well, also took the time to teach their recruits how to maintain and wear their uniforms. Looking sharp while in uniforms is key in the life of an OCdt. Unpolished oxfords or poorly ironed creases reflect poorly on a cadet and lead to corrective measures.

The Class of 2020 has come a long way since arriving here at the end of August. Each and every one of them has improved their physical fitness, mental resilience and self-confidence. Yet, what’s more impressive is that in just four weeks they’ve built lifelong friendships and come together as a team, accomplishing feats that no one individual could.

FYOP isn’t meant to be easy. It isn’t always enjoyable and it isn’t always fun, but in the end it is an important part of becoming a member of the RMC family. Thanks to the hard work of all the FYOP staff, the first years are ready to move on to the next great chapter of the RMC story.

Author’s Note:

As you might’ve noticed, I’ve written 3/4 “From the Frontlines of FYOP” articles over the past month. Obviously, it’s been a vastly different experience watching FYOP as a second year than living it, as I did last year. Looking from the outside and out and bringing this story, the story of the Class of 2020, has been a rewarding privilege.

I’d like to thank a few people for their help with this series. Chief among them are OCdt Raymond (CFL, Hunter Flight) and OCdt Dolman (CSC, Hunter Flight) for being my sources on the ground. I’d like to also thank OCdt Simon Ewing (FYOP IC) for helping me coordinate article responses from the FYOP staff and the first years. Finally, I’d like to thank OCdt Ortega for his stellar contribution to the series last weekend.

Congratulations class of 2020! You’ve accomplished so much and we’re all proud of what you’ve done!

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Badging Parade: Class of 2020

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016

 

Badging Parade: Class of 2020

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

On Saturday morning, hundreds of spectators were witness to the pageantry of a military parade. The Badging Parade symbolizes the full integration of the College’s newest recruits into the Cadet Wing.

The parade began with the march on of the Cadet Wing at 1000. Led by the band, the Cadet Wing marched on with their chins up and arms swinging proudly. Their drill and sharp dress impressed the audience and displayed RMC’s high standards to the crowd.

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New Inductees to the Wall of Honour

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New Inductees to the Wall of Honour

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

The Wall of Honour symbolizes the best of what RMC has contributed to Canadian society. Every year, during the Reunion weekend, new names of distinguished ex-cadets are added to the wall to recognize their success.

This year, 1596 LGen Guy Simonds, H15200 HCol Joseph Lamontagne and 7771 HCol James Leech were added to the wall in front of a good size crowd of relatives, ex-cadets and members of the Cadet Wing.

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21364 Jeremy Hansen: Space Science graduate returns for the weekend

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016

 

25th Anniversary of the granting of RMCC’s First Space Science Degrees/ 25e anniversaire de l’octroi des premiers diplômes en sciences spatiales au CMRC

From various sources

On Saturday, 24th October, Astronaut LCol Jeremy Hansen was the special guest at the 25th Anniversary of the granting of the Royal Military College of Canada’s first Space Science degrees. Four of the original eight graduates were present. To mark the important occasion, the graduates were presented with certificates by LCol Hansen, himself a Space Science graduate, and the book “Physics at RMC” by Dr Baird, former Dean of Science. LCol Hansen and invited guests were taken on a tour of the Space Science laboratories, and the three new telescopes on the roof of the Sawyer Building. Each of the graduates was asked to say a few words about their careers after graduation. It was very notable how their space education played such an important role throughout their careers. LCol Hansen then gave a presentation about his life as an astronaut followed by questions and answers. Further details and more photos of this event will be provided in eVeritas next week.

Le samedi 24 octobre, l’astronaute LCol Jeremy Hansen était l’invité spécial du 25è anniversaire de l’exaucement des premier diplômés en Science Spatiale du Collège Militaire Royal du Canada. Quatre des huit diplômés originaux étaient présents. Pour marquer cette occasion importante, les diplômés ont été présentés avec des certificats par LCol Hansen, lui-même un diplômé en Science Spatiale, et le livre “Physics at RMC” par Dr. Baird, ancien doyen de Science.

M0495 John Buitenga, 17945 Jack Bader, 8761 Phil Somers, 21364 Jeremy Hansen, 17693 Eric Giguère, 17831 Wayne Ellis.

LCol Hansen et les invités ont été amené sur un tour des laboratoires de Science Spatiale, et les trois nouveaux télescopes sur le toit de l’édifice Sawyer. Chacun des diplômés ont été demandé de dire quelques mots au sujet de leurs carrières après avoir obtenu leurs diplômes. Il était très notable comment leur éducation en Science Spatiale a joué un rôle important tout au long de leurs carrières. LCol Hansen a ensuite donné une présentation concernant sa vie comme astronaute Canadien, suivi par des questions et réponses. D’autres détails et photos de cet événement seront fournis par eVeritas la semaine prochaine.

 

The Commandant 16855 BGen Friday and the Principal 14458 Dr Kowal present 21364 LCol Hansen with the new RMC book, Traditions of Excellence.

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Reunion Weekend Sports – Red & White Results & More

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016

Caption: Wet and cool weather failed to dampen the spirits of the 40+ golfers who supported the 2016 RMC Club golf  tournament which was held Friday morning of the RW. The Championship team comprised mostly from the Class of 1985: (second from the left – Jean-Luc Derome, Paul Roman, David LeClaire (all three from RMC 85) and guest Frank Pinder.

For the second consecutive year,  Jim Simpson – Class of 1970 (photo red cap)e was the heart and soul for organizing the tournament. His involvement included but not restricted to encouraging ‘buds’ from various Classes to sign up and Jim also obtained a number of good size sponsors. Standing on the far right is Bryan Bailey, Executive Director of the RMC Club.

For all those returning for 2017 Reunion Weekend please start thinking of putting your foursomes together soon. Proceeds from the tournament go in support of the Club operation.

More photos from the golf tournament – Here

MORE – including, red & white sports results; Fun run article & photo

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March to the Memorial Arch…And back

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016

March to the Memorial Arch…And back

By: WJO

In the neighbourhood of 500 Ex Cadets march out proudly to the Memorial Arch under sunny skies and ideal early Fall weather conditions.

The only thing better than the weather was the great spirit and camaraderie of all the returning Ex Cadets.

Taking the salute on the march-off from the Parade Square was H2652 Britton Smith – RMC entry year 1938.

The celebrant at the Memorial Arch was 8457, The Reverend Paul Robinson Class of 1971 who with his classmates entered the Old Brigade on the weekend.

On the return to the Parade Square three significant awards were made:

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Ex Cadets & More in the news

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016

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  • Over 200 cadets compete in RMC obstacle course

  • New 13738 Chris Hadfield picture book isn’t afraid of The Darkest Dark

  • Roméo Dallaire criticizes UN, but says peacekeeping in Canada’s interests

  • Roadies of the sky

  • The long shadow of a black swan

  • Nine Things Military Academies Can Learn from Norwich University

  • Canada’s peacekeeping plan not politically motivated, says top general

  • Pearson’s new VP a naval veteran

  • First-years officially part of the RMCC family

  • An Extra Special Day for 28243 OCdt (I) David Hamilton

  • West Point women have a new, bloody requirement as the Army completes gender integration

  • Bruce Poulin pays visit to Rideau Hall

  • CIMVHR leadership announcement | Annonce d’un changement au leadership

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H7543 Senator Joseph Day on his Time at Military College

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Senator Joseph Day on his Time in Military College

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

H7543 Senator Joseph Day joined CMR Saint-Jean in 1963 and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering at RMC in 1968. He had originally joined the military as a pilot, but because there were no spots available on his training, he soon left the Forces and went to Queen’s law school.

Although the New Brunswick native did not have a lengthy military career, he does have fond memories of his time in Military College. In particular, he recalls his first year at the College and his time as an athlete.

Like all recruits who came before him, and who came after, the Senator underwent a rigorous “Recruit Term” (which what it was called at that time) in his first year. He recalls that the first years at CMR were treated as recruits all year and the importance of physical training was emphasized.

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Golden Oldies…and a few not so golden

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

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Tom Rozman: Leadership Approaches That Get the Job Done

Posted by rmcclub on September 25th, 2016

Intro from the editor:

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E-Veritas in its pursuit of leadership oriented articles that provide its readership with hopefully insightful perspective on the art and practice of effective leadership, especially in the crucible of “real” leader experiences, is embarking on series of mini-case studies in practical leadership. It’s a version of the Harvard case study approach in miniature.

The hope is that the series will generate thought and comment by readers engaged in the vital business of leading organizations that may add to the store of all on how to approach future leadership challenges with enhanced perspective and a confidence to succeed.

The author, Tom Rozman, is an American soldier of 27 years and 23 years in public civil sector, who led 15 organizations of 14-800 soldiers/employees.

He has extensive Canadian roots on his mother’s side, all French speakers into his mother’s generation, back to the early French settlement in Quebec and Acadie. At least 7 soldiers to include one officer were known to have been members of the Carignan Salieres Regiment. He has extended family in Canada today that he remains connected with. His wife’s father’s family is from Newfoundland many having served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in WW I.

Many readers have his ancestral names and are probably related. As well he has traveled to Canada many times to include his honeymoon in Nova Scotia, traveling not only there but British Colombia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Prince Edward Isle, and Quebec.

Leadership Approaches That Get the Job Done

First in a series by Tom Rozman

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