In This Issue 15

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Flickr link which takes you to all our e-Veritas albums. HERE

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Melanie Hughes, James Howells, Tristan Thomson; Blake Simpson, Erik St Gelais; Colin de Grandpré; ALOY OCdt Victoria Pierrot; Robert Fortier; Belanna McLean; Eli McAlpine &

Denice Zoretich

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In This Issue 15:

Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadets: 19662 William Fletcher – Star of Military Valour

Keeping Tabs…

8878 George Wissler: Holding on to good health & happiness

Integration is key for DGMSSC 15677 Shawn Myers (RRMC ’86)

25149 Andrew Steel (2012): Life after RMC

Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research – La Conférence du Prix Cowan 2015

RMCC faculty update

Livin’ the dream

Muslim Mimbar Unveiling / Passover Meet-and Greet & Dinner

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean / GOLF DE LA FONDATION DES ANCIENS DU CMR EX-CADET GOLF TOURNAMENT INVITATION

12570 Mike Kennedy: Book Review – Negotiating So Everyone Wins

Morale Building Quotes from Sam Walton

Deaths

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Nos offres d’emploi

ENCORE

la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

RMC CLASS OF 1970 – ATHLETICS WALL OF DISTINCTION PROJECT

Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadet: 23577 Gabriel Chassé-Jean: Fearless conduct

The C in RMC

Two RMCC Teams Earn Honours at NSA’s 16th Annual Cyber Defense Exercise

2016 Sandhurst Competition: 7 year drought comes to an end

MOC Weekend Pt. 2

Ship For Less & e-Veritas strike-up sponsorship deal

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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:

2979 Donald McKinnon; 3673 John Jory; 3728 Jean-Henri Bastien; 4518 Greg Welch; 5547 Ben Cej Two Year Membership; 7561 Keith Lockett; 8237 Pierre Brassard;  26118 William Dumais – Lifetime Membership; 26651 Juliana Currie – Lifetime Membership; 26685 Graham Mater – Lifetime Membership;

26789 Pavlo Besedin – Lifetime Membership; M0228 Gilberft Tessier; G3952 John Gilmour; A166 Nicholas Robson.

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

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

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  • The former HMCS Protecteur heads towards Nova Scotia facility to be broken up

  • Astronaut Jeremy Hansen on challenges, teamwork and the space business

  • The world is failing to protect its children

  • Canada defenceless against missile attack, but no ‘specific’ threats known: NORAD general

  • Captain Suhan Kwon: a living, breathing and kicking tribute to Kapyong

  • Announcement of Honourary Degrees at RMCC’s 105th Convocation / Remise de doctorats honorifiques dans le cadre de la 105e cérémonie de collation des grades du CMRC

  • Citadel Cadet Becomes First Amputee to Make Precision Drill Platoon

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Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadets: 19662 William Fletcher – Star of Military Valour

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Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadets: 19662 William Fletcher  – Star of Military Valour

First published – May 1, 2007 by Legion Magazine

For only the second time in Canadian military history, the Star of Military Valour has been awarded to a Canadian Forces soldier. The second highest award in the Canadian inventory was presented to Major William Hilton Fletcher by Governor General Michaëlle Jean in a ceremony in Ottawa in February. Fletcher earned the award for repeated bravery under fire in Afghanistan from January to August 2006.

The citations in full:

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

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8878 George Wissler: Holding on to good health & happiness

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e-Veritas is starting a series of articles on Ex Cadets who have achieved success throughout their careers / lives.

We have and will be contacting Ex Cadets with diverse backgrounds and a range of fields but are united in their shared passion for the value of education that they received from a military college education.

The questions we asked:

1) What has inspired your current career path?

2) What are some of the greatest challenges you’ve faced? How did you overcome them?

3) What are some of the accomplishments you are most proud of?

4) Who have been the most influential mentors in your life?

5) What would you describe as a turning point in your life?

6) What are your goals for the future?

8878 George Wissler (Class of 1971)  leads off the series.

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Integration is key for DGMSSC 15677 Shawn Myers (RRMC ’86)

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Article coordinated with thanks  by: E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)

15677 Shawn Myers (RRMC 1986) was recently interviewed by the Materiel Group Internal Communications Team in the context of his transition to a civilian job as Director General Materiel Systems and Supply Chain (DGMSSC). His leadership challenges (integration, capacity, organizational shifts) and lessons learned (management style, work-life balance) however, are relevant to current cadets and alumni.

Integration is key for DGMSSC 15677 Shawn Myers (RRMC ’86)

By Materiel Group Internal Communications Team

15677 Shawn Myers (RRMC 1986) says that his years as Director Armoured Vehicles Program Management and Director Materiel Group Strategic Plans, and his appointment as the RCEME Branch Advisor were good preparation for his current role as Director General Materiel Systems and Supply Chain (DGMSSC). Specifically these experiences provided the 33+ year military veteran a couple of important perspectives that have aided him a lot in the transition to his civilian job as DGMSSC – a good overview of the Department’s strategic environment and a keen awareness of the importance of integrating efforts to achieve a common effect.

He is keenly proud of what his division does. He believes that they deliver value-added support that is pivotal for Materiel Group success. “But we haven’t communicated overly well the value we bring and the rest of the organization may not fully understand, or perhaps appreciate, what we do, what we bring to the table”.

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25149 Andrew Steel (2012): Life after RMC

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25149 Andrew Steel (2012): Life after RMC

(Another in a series of articles coordinated by 26659 Danielle Andela – e-Veritas Lead Correspondent)

I graduated from RMC in May 2012 with a BSc and a proud member of 9 Sqn. Upon graduation I was posted to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering to complete over a year’s worth of military engineer training. Between BMOQ-L and DP 1, I completed an enlightening eight month OJT in a Squadron Operations position at 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) in Petawawa, On.

Upon completion of my occupational qualification courses in 2014 I was posted back to 2 CER and, in May 2015, assumed command of 1 Troop, 23 Field Squadron. In August 2015, I deployed on Roto 0 of Operation UNIFIER to the Ukraine as the Engineer Troop Commander and engineer advisor to Charles Company (C Coy), 1 RCR. The purpose of our mission was to conduct force capacity building with the Ukrainian military.

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Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research – La Conférence du Prix Cowan 2015

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Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research – Dr. Yahia Antar

Article: John de Boer – Photos: OCdt Belanna McLean

The public lecture associated with the Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research was held this past Tuesday [5th April] evening in Currie Hall. The winner of the 2015 Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research, announced during the spring convocation last May, was Dr. Yahia Antar of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Cowan Prize was established by an endowment created by former Principal H24263 Dr. John Cowan as a means of highlighting the vast amount of research taking place at RMC, one of the prize’s objectives being to increase public awareness of this research.

La Conférence du Prix Cowan 2015 – Dr. Yahia Antar

La conférence associée au Prix d’excellence en recherche Cowan a eu lieu mardi soir [5 avril] dans la salle Currie. Le lauréat du Prix d’excellence en recherche Cowan 2015, dont le nom a été annoncé en mai dernier à la cérémonie de remise des diplômes du printemps, est M. Yahia Antar, du Département de génie électrique et génie informatique. Le Prix Cowan a été instauré grâce à un fonds établi par l’ancien recteur H24263 John Cowan pour mettre en vitrine la richesse de la recherche qui se déroule au CMR, l’un des objectifs du prix étant de sensibiliser le grand public à l’importance de cette recherche.


(L-R) BGen Sean Friday, Dr. Yahia Antar, Dr John Cowan, Dr Harry Kowal

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RMCC faculty update

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  • Military History Conference in Ottawa 14-17 April

  • Souper du corps professoral au MOC / Faculty Dinner at the SSM

 

Caption: Cadets with key members of the War Museum staff and the President of the Society of Military History:  OCdt Patrick Diotte, Dr Andrew Burtch CWM,  OCdt Alexandre Palardy, Dr Tim Cook CWM, OCdt Mitchell Hewson, conference keynote speaker,  Dr Jeffrey Grey President SMH,  NCdt Fenner Kingston, Dr Randy Wakelam RMC History Dept.

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RMCC: Livin’ the dream

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RMCC / West Point Sailing;

Le club d’astronomie Mont-Mégantic;

8e tournoi annuel d’échecs des Forces armées canadiennes; 

Multisport cadets compete at The city of brotherly love

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Muslim Mimbar Unveiling / Passover Meet-and Greet & Dinner

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Muslim Mimbar Unveiling; and

Passover Meet-and Greet & Dinner

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Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean / GOLF DE LA FONDATION DES ANCIENS DU CMR EX-CADET GOLF TOURNAMENT INVITATION

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Les étudiants en sciences du CMR Saint-Jean ont visité vendredi le 8 avril dernier, les installations du Centre d’essai technique et de qualité (QETE) situées à Gatineau, Qc. Ils ont été en mesure de visiter plusieurs laboratoires en plus de pouvoir discuter avec des scientifiques au service des Forces armées canadiennes.

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12570 Mike Kennedy: Book Review – Negotiating So Everyone Wins

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Book Review: Negotiating So Everyone Wins

By the Honourable David Dingwall

Published by James Lorimer and Company

336 pp. $29.95

“Though the book does not include any interviews with serving or former military officers, it nevertheless deserves to be treated as required reading for any CF professional who may be called upon to lead troops into harm’s way. As we have seen, both from decades of peacekeeping and more recently from the war in Afghanistan, military leaders are increasingly being called upon to conduct sensitive negotiations in very difficult situations, where the price of failure can frequently involve violence and bloodshed. Effective application of the principles and guidelines outlined in this book can save lives, both those of Canadian soldiers, as well as the lives of those we are in business to protect.

Review by 12570 Mike Kennedy

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Morale Building Quotes from Sam Walton

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Morale Building Quotes from Sam Walton:

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Deaths

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Deaths…

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