Professional Military Training – 3 February

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This week in the LL1 Professional Military Training the engineering students attended an information session in which they were briefed on the different programs in engineering which are offered at RMC. The remained of the LL1 cadets used this time to effectively study and prepare for the upcoming midterms in many first year courses. The briefing provided us with insight into the six different branches of engineering offered at RMC. It also demonstrated how in each of the department’s respective opinions, their branch is the most important, and that none of the others could function without it. Of course all of the presentations did reveal how each component of engineering is in fact vital to the success of all the others, and that it is essentially one interconnected system. For those cadets who were unsure about which stream they wished to enter, these presentations informed them of what types of courses were offered in each, and where these degrees could take them in their military career and beyond. All of the presenters were very knowledgeable and engaged, and they were capable of answering all of the questions that they were asked in a detailed manner. For cadets like myself, who are still deciding on where their RMC academic career is heading, this briefing was an excellent way to have many available options explained and presented in a concise format.

OCdt Aidan Flynn (I)

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Cette semaine, les deuxièmes années ont reçu deux PMT : comment écrire des notes de services et une présentation à propos de SISIP. Le premier PMT, je l’ai trouvé inutile, car cela fait environ 2 ans et 6 mois que je suis membre des forces armées canadiennes et j’ai écrit plein de notes de services. Certains diront qu’un petit rappel est toujours bien, mais est-ce que c’est nécessaire d’avoir un rappel sur l’alphabet. C’est la même situation avec les notes de services. Je ne pense pas qu’il est nécessaire de consacrer 1 heure entière pour expliquer que l’écriture devrait être à un pouce de la marge et tout ce que contient une note de service. C’est la base. Chaque étudiant du Collège militaire royal du Canada a reçu un agenda qui contient un modèle à la page 38. L’étudiant peut ouvrir son agenda et constater tous les exigences nécessaires pour l’accomplir. Ce PMT peut-être utile s’il est présenté dans le début de carrière comme qu’il était. Oui, j’ai déjà reçu le cours et peut-être bien la majorité des gens dans la salle l’avaient déjà reçu.

La présentation sur SISIP était mieux que le premier PMT. Un conseiller financier est venu nous parler à propos de l’importance de ce faire un budget. Par contre, c’était une introduction sur la finance qui était large. Il nous a sensibilisés sur la problématique d’établir un budget et de le suivre. Ce qui a fait comprendre aux gens, qui écoutaient, l’importance de commencer tôt pour son future. Je comprends que le sujet était large parce qu’il parlait à un groupe de personne. Toutefois, cette présentation m’a intrigué pour vouloir chercher plus d’informations et des techniques pour améliorer mon budget. Également, l’intérêt d’assister à la présentation de David Chilton le 10 février ne fait qu’accroître.

Elof Maxime Gagné (II)

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For the PMT that conducted this past week, we had a refresher on accepting and implementing change. During the lesson, 2Lt Zhen reviewed the important points about not only about accepting change, but as leaders there will be instances where we will have to accept changes that we do not like and to encourage it within our units. With this in mind, 2Lt Zhen went into depth about the different leadership styles that could be used, as well as emphasizing that we must be prepared to use them in combination and be prepared to change tack when necessary. It must be noted that these lessons are important, we must not forget ethos that we follow and represent.

NCdt Mozer (III)

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For the fourth year engineer’s PMT this week, an information session was conducted by representatives from the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) organization. The presentation consisted of a brief overview of why PEO exists, how they operate as well as similar organizations that operate in the different provinces and territories across Canada. Following this, an in depth explanation of how to achieve the Professional Engineering license and accreditation was provided. This section was specifically aimed at how the graduating class could attain the requirements while working within the military. Finally, several questions were brought up by Officer Cadets that the presenters answered completely. Overall it was a very informative lecture that helped clear up any uncertainties the fourth year engineers had regarding the P. Eng. post nominal.

OCdt Hazledine (IV)

More PMT photos by OCdt Luke Brannigan – Here

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