In This Issue 21

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NOTE: We have chosen, at this time, to refrain from making any mention to the October 4th, 2014 alleged incident that occurred at RMCC until more facts become available.

In This Issue21:

 

Class of ’89 maintains the reins

A New Year and a New Commandant

Ex-Cadets in the News

Keeping Tabs…

 

John Plant Named a Principal Emeritus

13706 Larry Aitken: Embracing challenge in a distinguished career

Looking back through the 1973 Review…

23604 Tawfiq Ghadban working with 30 countries around the world

 

2015 Convocation Update List

“Mama Meinzinger”: recounting life at RMCC as “College Mom”

On Following Leaders and Leading Followers

Royal Military College Saint-Jean Milskills Team

Morale Building Quotes from Aviator Amelia Earhart
Jobs – Careers / Carrières

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Ottawa Golf Tournament Update

Retirements | Retraites / 13834 LCol Jeff Barr

Heritage Lane Project RMC / CMR Saint-Jean Projet du chemin patrimonial

GOLF BÉNÉFICE DE LA FONDATION DES ANCIENS DU CMR EX-CADET GOLF TOURNAMENT – RAPPEL – 5 juin

A 75th Anniversary Update on the Royal Roads Paverstone 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 suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:

3172 Marshall Soule; 3230 Garth McDonald; 3352 Jim Sauvageau; 3517 Norman Sherman – Lifetime Membership; 3543 Walter Niemy; 3633 Robert DeJong; 3697 Donald Lefroy; 3848 Sigurd Carlsen 4164 Roland Brabbs; 4515 Mark Taylor;

4518 Greg Welch; 4846 Geoffrey Richardson; 5547 Ben Cej; 8247 David Cogdon; 12181 Terry Honour – Lifetime Membership;  8317 John Lutes – Lifetime Membership; 20812 Scott Morrow.

Family & Friends FF 26561Kathryn Reid.

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(For those who have let their membership lapse during 2014 & before – we miss you. Please update soon.)


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Class of ’89 maintains the reins

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Class of ’89 maintains the reins

By: WJO (Photo by Kyle Tilley)

For the fifth time in the 139 year history of the Royal Military College of Canada a classmate has handed over the senior leadership reins to a classmate.

This past Friday, 22 May, 16888 MGen Al Meinzinger (right)  signed off and 16855 BGen Sean Friday (left) signed on as the 46th Commandant. Both are from the Class of 1989.

The other four occasions when one classmate moved directly into the big office at Mackenzie Building:

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A New Year and a New Commandant

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A New Year and a New Commandant!

Article By: Danielle Andela – Photos by: Denice Zoretich & Kyle Tilley

Officer Cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada finished the year off with a good-bye to Major General Meinzinger and a welcome to the new Commandant of RMC, Brigadier General Sean Friday.

A large crowd was in attendance including many family and friends from both the outgoing and incoming Commandants

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

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Some of the faces in the crowd last Friday (22 May) at the CoC

Photos by Denice Zoretich – More photos from the CoC 22 May  Here

  • FANSTONE, Sage Edward – obit

  • Robert Smol: Why we should unionize the military

  • Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry marks a century of distinguished service to Canada at Frezenberg Commemoration

  • U.S. Naval Academy Graduates Class of 2015

  • 11887 Steven Gasser – Offering Job Opportunity – Senior Manager, Facilities Maintenance

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…(12)

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John Plant Named a Principal Emeritus

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John Plant Named a Principal Emeritus

By: WJO

H3948 Dr John Plant has had a long and distinguished career. Included is 50 years of pretty well consecutive service to the Royal Military College of Canada in various forms – Professor, Principal and RMC Foundation volunteer.

The former Principal (1984 – 1999) has been appointed Principal Emeritus in recognition of his outstanding service to RMCC.

“It is my pleasure, on behalf of the RMC Senate as well as the RMC faculty and staff, to congratulate Dr Plant on this very prestigious recognition for his outstanding service to the College, said 14458 Dr. Harry Kowal, current college Principal.

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13706 Larry Aitken: Embracing challenge in a distinguished career

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13706 Larry Aitken: Embracing challenge in a distinguished career

By CLAUDE SCILLEY

In just a brief conversation you get the idea that the most difficult assignments Larry Aitken was handed in a 31-year military career were the ones he cherished the most: Deputy commander with a United Nations force in the Congo, commander of the largest Canadian Forces base in Canada. Even in retirement Aitken remains active in a challenging environment, working to find ways to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Anyone who remembers Aitken from basic training would not be the least bit surprised.

An exercise that leaves most incoming Royal Military College recruits bewildered, exhausted—some even questioning the wisdom of selecting military college as a post-secondary option, especially those like Aitken who had no family background in the military, or no experience in cadets.

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Looking back through the 1973 Review…

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Looking back through the 1973 Review…

We continue the process whereby we will be digitizing old photos which will eventually find a place in the Alumni website – Narrowpoint.

Our aim is to match up names with the photos that are already in The Review of a particular year with as many of our oldie photos with NO names that are currently stored away in a backroom cabinet.

In many cases we have photos that did not make it into the Review but there are NO names attached to the photos. Eventually, we will attempt to match up names with the individual photo.

This is a work in progress and is expected to take many weeks / months.

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23604 Tawfiq Ghadban working with 30 countries around the world

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Tawfiq Ghadban working with 30 countries around the world

By Steph Ochej

23604 Tawfiq Ghadban is a well known and highly respected driving force behind generating new sales leads and contacts, he successfully located, proposed and closed business deals by contacting potential clients, discovering and exploring opportunities and negotiating contracts.

He has 10 years of success leading complex projects and operations for the defense/space industry. He is particularly strong in partnering with diverse stakeholders globally to clarify business issues and develop viable solutions that meet military/technology requirements. Tawfiq has been frequently recognized for delivering high-quality solutions early and at significantly less cost than budgeted.

He possesses Professional Engineer and PMP credentials combined with a MBA in Global Leadership and Bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Royal Military College of Canada.

He is fluently trilingual in English, Arabic and French.

Step Ochej, freelance writer for e-Veritas recently made contact with Tawfiq who is currently working and residing in the United Arab Emirates

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2015 Convocation Update List

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Caption: Pictured at the podium is Gov. Gen. David Johnston who addressed Royal Military College’s class of 2015 and received an honorary doctorate of laws at the college’s May convocation.

Following is a complete list of those who received: Graduate Degrees; Undergraduate Degrees; Certificate of General Military Studies; Academic Awards including – The Teaching Excellence Award and The Cowan prize for Excellence in Research.


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“Mama Meinzinger”: recounting life at RMCC as “College Mom”

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“Mama Meinzinger”: recounting life at RMCC as “College Mom”

By: OCdt 26659 (III) Danielle Andela

Joy Meinzinger, wife of the outgoing Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada, has spent the last two years supporting not only her family but also the cadets and staff in their daily operations and living. Joy describes herself as the “behind the scenes” support for Major General Al Meinzinger, taking the time to focus on their children as they transition through his postings. She is the driving force behind the nine successful moves that they have managed as a family. Citing the fact that RMCC is full of young cadets, Joy (also known as “Mama Meinzinger”) had the opportunity “to play a more supportive role as a mother”. Always bringing a unique point of view to the work table, Joy was able to present MGen Meinzinger with her mother’s perspective during his time as Commandant.

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On Following Leaders and Leading Followers

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On Following Leaders and Leading Followers

- OCdt 27132  Scott Blair - second-going-on-third year

The end of the 2015 Graduation parade signified a major milestone in the lives of the class of 2015. The day has finally come when those officer cadets, after years of work, have finally finished their time at the Royal Military College. For the class of 2017, however, the meaning is somewhat different. It’s time now to start taking our roles within the college a little more seriously. Though we hadn’t given it much thought before, the fact of the matter is that we second-going-on-third years, are now expected to be leaders within the college. We’ll take on bar positions, be entrusted with more authority, and perhaps the most bizarre in my own mind: The new FYOP recruits will address us as ‘senior.’

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Royal Military College Saint-Jean Milskills Team

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Royal Military College Saint-Jean Milskills Team:

A Year Filled with New Challenges!

An article written by OCdt Martin and OCdt Quenneville

During the orientation program in late August, we received a briefing from the Captains who lead the Sandhurst team at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, Captain Lacombe and Captain Blakie. They told us all about the opportunity that awaited us with joining this team: its history, its legacy and former members, including the two Captains themselves. They told us how determined they were to take this team up to a new level, one equal or even greater than the team at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.

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Morale Building Quotes from Aviator Amelia Earhart

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Morale Building Quotes from Amelia Earhart:

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

“Courage is the price life exacts for granting peace.”

“There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.”

“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières

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