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Liste du Directeur des études (Tableau d’honneur) / Academic Director’s List (Honour roll)

Caption: Rangée de gauche : Col S. Bernard, Adjuc J.F. Morneau, Elof William Bernier, Elof Grace Loucks, Elof Marianne Bouchard, Elof Miriam Marcoux, Elof Alexandra Alexuta, Elof Thomas Bourassa, Elof Cameron Moors, Elof Xavier Bédard, Elof Phillippe Duplessis, Elof Liam Cooke, Elof Rowan Leach.

Rangée de droite : Lgen(ret) J.O.M. Maisonneuve, Maj S. Campagna, Elof Timothy Villegas, Elof Elisabeth Leblanc, Elof Jennifer White, Elof Daphné Servant, Elof Nicholas Downer, Elof William Allard-Laverdure, Elof Raphael Blier, Elof Ryley Colpitts, Elof Jeffery Davis, Elof Miles Smith, Elof Alexandre Veilleux.

Absent : Élof E. Drouin, Élof J. Hermann et Élof V. Lessard-Bolduc

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Caption: Left row: Col S. Bernard, CWO J.F. Morneau, OCdt William Bernier, OCdt Grace Loucks, OCdt Marianne Bouchard, OCdt Miriam Marcoux, Ocdt Alexandra Alexuta, OCdt Thomas Bourassa, Ocdt Cameron Moors, OCdt Xavier Bédard, Ocdt Phillippe Duplessis, OcdtLiam Cooke and Ocdt Rowan Leach

Right row: LGen (ret) J.O.M. Maisonneuve, Maj S. Campagna, Ocdt Timothy Villegas, Ocdt Elisabeth Leblanc, Ocdt Jennifer White, Ocdt Daphné Servant, Ocdt Nicholas Downer, Ocdt William Allard-Laverdure, Ocdt Raphael Blier, Ocdt Ryley Colpitts, Ocdt Jeffery Davis, Ocdt Miles Smith and Ocdt Alexandre Veilleux.

Absent : OCdt E. Drouin, OCdt J. Hermann et OCdt V. Lessard-Bolduc

Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean

Liste du Directeur des études (Tableau d’honneur)

Le lundi 21 mars 2016, le Commandant a souligné les efforts des étudiants de l’année préparatoire et de 1ère année qui se sont distingués pour leur performance scolaire dans leur programme respectif (Sciences de la nature et Sciences humaines) lors de la session d’automne 2015. Le nom de ces élèves-officiers se retrouve sur la Liste du Directeur des études situé à l’entrée de la bibliothèque du CMR St-Jean.

Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Academic Director’s List (Honour roll)

On Monday March 21st 2016, the Commandant highlighted the efforts of the preparatory and 1st year students who have distinguished for their academic performance in their respective programme (Science and Social Science) during Fall 2015 semester. The names of these Officer Cadets can be found on Academic Director’s List located at the entrance of RMC St-Jean’s library.

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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 12:

Ex-Cadets in the News

25832 Kyle Nielsen (Class of ’14) –

Made his ‘share’ of mistakes at RMC and learned from them

Always Ready: 10 Sqn Comd – Capt Russell Ready

Keeping Tabs…

Varsity Awards Night – Class of 1970 Surprise Announcement

26503 A/Sub-Lieutenant Luke Brannigan from Panet House to MARS Training

Two Weeks of PMT – 23 / 30 March

Army Mess Dinner

Haircuts and the Habs

Croire à la non-violence / Non-violent civil resistance

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

Choosing to Lead

Morale Building Quotes from Jesse Owens

Deaths

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Nos offres d’emploi

The Vimy Foundation has been holding annual receptions at the French Embassy in Ottawa, gala dinners in Toronto and receptions in Montreal. April 20th in Ottawa ; May 26th in Montreal.

More Vimy Foundation Details – Here

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ENCORE:

la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

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

25249 Rebecca Fielding: quick learning curve in the army

Chasse-Gallerie: Old Hat for 8725 Fergus McLaughlin

RMC Foundation February Funding Highlights

26720 OCdt (IV) Kyle Ryan: On track to achieve his goals

RMC Prof Turned Kingston Mayor: Bryan Paterson

16 March – more than just another day at RMCC

Mess Dinners: Navy & Air Force; Next Up – Army

1596 Guy Simonds: Graduation & eventually off to World War Two & More

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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:

2841 Stirling Ross; 3744 Allan Dormer; 4581 Don McBride; 7476 Serge Morin; 9375 Gary LaCroix; 9767 Robert Featherston; and 13111 Mark Guy.

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 ‘Now’

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Ex-Cadets in the News

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13687 Jim Ryan Class of 1982 sustains serious injury in Hawaii

13687 Jim Ryan Class of 1982 (photo left) had a serious accident in Hawaii last week and is in ICU in Maui. The following is a note from his son 26346 Daniel (Class of 2015) former e-Veritas photographer.

“My dad is doing quite well despite his critical condition. He is 100% mentally healthy, but is currently paralyzed from the neck down. He wrote a letter today that shares his story and his thoughts. It has been shared on his Facebook, as well as mine and my mother’s. Please look there as he can say it better in his words than mine. Please share it with any friends that wish to know more information and aren’t friends on Facebook.

Currently he has a fractured c-4 vertebrae (but possibly could be from a earlier injury), and the spine is severely inflamed. There is no actual break of the spinal cord. This means that feeling and movement may come if the inflammation and pressure subsides. This is a big if. There is no way to tell, except to wait.

As for support, right now we just need people to keep us in their prayers and send us their love.

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  • ISIS could be building army of up to 100,000 child soldiers: Roméo Dallaire

  • Canada’s wounded warriors gear up for Invictus Games

  • Canada and Pre-Colonial Africa

  • Veterans’ advocate Bruyea defends master’s thesis on soldier transition

  • CEO of Invest Ottawa to Step Down

  • Plane Talk O’Toole Outtakes

  • Comparing Pension Plan Operating Costs: Correcting the Fraser Institute’s Faulty Analysis and Conclusions

  • ISIS seen as growing threat to Canadian peacekeepers in Sinai

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25832 Kyle Nielsen (Class of ’14) – Made his ‘share’ of mistakes at RMC and learned from them

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25832 Kyle Nielsen (Class of ’14) 5 Sqn – Made his ‘share’ of mistakes at RMC and learned from them

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

Immediately following graduation I was posted to the Artillery School in Gagetown where I spent 6 months awaiting my DP1.2. Upon completion of DP1.2 I was posted to the First Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Shilo Manitoba. I spent 7 months as a Troop Commander in B Bty before I moved to my current job as Gun Position Officer responsible of the defence and movement of 6 M777 howitzers. Throughout my time at the Regiment I have had the opportunity to take part in numerous exercises in Manitoba and Alberta.

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Always Ready: 10 Sqn Comd – Capt Russell Ready

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Always Ready: 10 Sqn Comd  Capt Russell Ready

By 27832 OCdt (I) Pablo Cardona – 12 Squadron

Captain Russell Ready was born 35 years ago and spent most of his life living in the small Southwestern Ontario town of Appin. The proud history of the Canadian Armed Forces heavily influenced him during his childhood. His grandfather, who enlisted to fight in World War Two, proudly served for 28 years. Growing up, he heard endless tales of war and learned what it meant to be a member of the Canadian Armed Forces [CAF] family.

After finishing high school, Capt Ready attended College to become a firefighter. Although he did well in school, he learned that it was difficult to get a job as a firefighter and maintaining qualifications was both costly and time-consuming. Capt Ready had “always been taught that if you go to school and work hard, [and he always worked hard], you’d get a good job” but the bureaucracy of firefighting led him to realize “that’s not always the case.” After this, he spent two years travelling Europe, learning more about himself and the world. When he returned, he worked in landscaping, practiced martial arts and boxing. Eventually, he decided to seek a full time career and applied to the CAF.

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs

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Varsity Awards Night – Class of 1970 Surprise Announcement

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Three photos by: Steven McQuaid – CFB Kingston Base Photo

Varsity Awards Night – Class of 1970 Surprise Announcement

26634 KEVIN PATHINATHER OCDT (IV) 10 SQUADRON – CWSRO

The 2016 Varsity Awards Night was a resounding success and recognized the athletic excellence occurring over the 2015-2016 calendar year. The different teams were represented well in the various awards and highlighted the breadth of athletic diversity which exists at the college. Although many VIPs were present, the different teams could not help but trade healthy barbs with each other. The loud and raucous evening was a change of pace from the tough practices and games over the past academic year.

Photo by: Steven McQuaid – CFB Kingston Base Photo

Men’s Rugby (Photo above), the only varsity team to make the OUA play-offs was a no surprise winner of – team of the year.

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26503 A/Sub-Lieutenant Luke Brannigan from Panet House to MARS Training

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26503 Acting Sub-Lieutenant Luke Brannigan from Panet House to MARS Training

Regular readers may recognize the name Luke Brannigan. Luke has been working with us at e-Veritas over the past few months while he was going through a career change. He is very handy with a camera and the pen. Anything we asked him to do he performed at a very high level always with a nice smile on his face.

He has a great sense of humour never one to take himself too seriously as you will note from his replies below.

Luke has recently arrived at CFB Esquimalt to start a MARS course within a few weeks. We will miss him and wish him much success in this next step in his career.

What were your inspiration & motivation to attend RMCC?

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to join the military. I had a great uncle who was a navigator in bomber command during the Second World War; he was the first Canadian to be lead navigator of an RAF 1000 bomber raid over Germany. I grew up watching movies like The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far and read every book that mentioned the Second World War that I could get my hands on, and because of this, and though it sounds cliché, I joined to serve queen and country.

What is your most favourable memory of your time at RMCC?

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Two Weeks of PMT – 23 / 30 March – Cadets off to West Point

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 Professional Military Training:

23 March and 30 March – Articles by: 26719 OCdt (IV) Melvin Day

RMC cadets to put military skills to the test

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Army Mess Dinner

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Army Mess Dinner

The Army cadets of the class of 2016 celebrated their mess dinner this past Tuesday, the 22nd of March, at the Senior Staff Mess. Accompanying the cadets were 14 guests, some of them part of the training wing, others coming from as far as Ottawa. The guest of honour was the Commander of the Canadian Army, #12966 Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, who spoke to the cadets about their future experiences as Second-Lieutenants. Other important guests included a former Commandant of RMCC (1982-85), #3572 Major-General Frank Norman (ret), and the current Commandant, #16855 Brigadier-General Sean Friday.

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Haircuts and the Habs

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A BET WITH THE BARBER

When I first arrived at the College, it was to my delight to find one of the three barbers was Carmen Bycock, a former neighbor of mine for several years when I attending high school here in Kingston. However, as much as I appreciate Carmen’s friendship and her haircuts early on in my time here at RMC, she is a Maple Leafs fan.

Luckily, one of her peers, Roopesh Soophoo, turned out to be a Canadiens fan like myself and a friendship quickly formed that was defined by my bi-weekly haircut, our distaste for the team’s current standing (it’s been a rough couple of years for the le Tricolore) and chirping Carm for her blind loyalty to the NHL’s worst team.

Shortly before leaving for summer training at CFB Gagetown near the end of 3rd Year, the Habs were short a captain and announced they would be naming one over the course of the summer, prior to the start of the 2015-2016 season.

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Croire à la non-violence Non-violent civil resistance

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13240 Dr. David Last, Fulbright Scholar in War & Peace at Norwich University:

Croire à la non-violence

Non-violent civil resistance

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Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

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Les élèves-officers du CMRSJ partent en aventure ex au New Hamphire

Par Aspm William Racine

Jeudi 3 mars 2016, 13 élèves officiers ont quitté le collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean avec le New Hampshire aux États-Unis pour destination. Ce groupe entièrement formé de futurs leaders des Forces armées canadiennes était accompagné de trois instructeurs d’expérience, dont la capitaine Chamberland, capitaine de l’escadron Tracy, le sergent Fréchette, sergent de l’escadron Tracy, et du sergent Roy, instructeur d’opération en montagne du Centre d’Instruction Supérieure en Guerre Terrestre de l’Armée Canadienne (CISGTAC). Le groupe a fait ce voyage du 3 au 6 mars afin d’effectuer l’ascension du mont Washington, de leur permettre d’expérimenter l’escalade de glace et par le fait même de renforcer l’esprit de corps entre les élèves-officiers. Leur lieu de résidence pour ces quelques jours fût le Joe Dodge’s lodge, un lodge au style rustique et chaleureux, un endroit très prisé par tous les randonneurs ayant l’intention de grimper au sommet du mont Washington, le plus haut sommet de l’est des États-Unis avec une altitude de 1 916 mètres.

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Choosing to Lead

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People who work in higher education cannot rely on a small group of anointed “leaders” to serve students and wider communities.   Leaders can exist at any level of an organization and leadership is expressed most clearly when someone takes on a role that goes beyond their assigned role. Ultimately, improving an institution requires that everyone, whether in senior posts or supporting roles, uses whatever assignments they have to expand the possibilities for innovation, inclusion, and excellence.

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Choosing to Lead

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Morale Building Quotes from Jesse Owens

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Morale Building Quotes from Jesse Owens:

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Deaths

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Deaths

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