Professional Military Training

Caption: 51th Flag Day at RMCC – Feb 2016 – RMCC conducted our annual Flag Day parade in order to better instil in Cadets and the College Team RMCC’s historical linkages with Canada’s most important emblem.

More photos from the 2016 Flag Day by: OCdt de Grandpré & OCdt ZoretichHere

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PMT – 10 Feb

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 PMT – 10 Feb – First; Second; Third; & Fourth Years…

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First Years…

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This weeks PMT session for the first year cadets was a 6km ruck march.

At 0730, the 12 squadrons met at the parade square to begin the ruck march. Before we started, we did a light stretch to make sure we were ready for the task at hand. In two ranks, we walked from the parade square up to the gate entrance. We turned right and head up Fort Henry Hill where we ventured a further two km before heading back down towards the campus.

On the way back down Precision Dr we turned right towards the peak of the peninsula, following the edge of the peninsula until we looped around back to the parade square. We dropped out rucks in a half circle around the Capt that took us on the ruck march and began a cool down stretching. as we were stretching, the Capt began to explain to us some important lessons about efficient ruck marches.

The most important lesson that we could take away from this weeks PMT’s ruck march is the slinky effect.

The slinky effect occurs when the front portion leading the ruck march changes their pace, causing everyone behind them to gradually change there pace. By the time the pace adjustment has made it to the back of the ruck line, there has been a significant amount of space that is needed to be covered off. This causes the individuals at the end of the ruck march line to either jog to catch up or increase their stride. The best way to correct this from happening, according to the Capt leading our ruck march, is to “step out” which means increase their stride length instead of jogging at the beginning of the line. This will allow people to stay in step and not have to jog to make sure the entire ruck line is tight together.

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Second Years…

For this Wednesday, the 10th of February, the 2nd year PMT session was a briefing on the various types of military correspondences.

The purpose of this briefing was to ensure the OCdt’s are able to recognize the various forms of military correspondences, such as memorandums and letters, as well as understand the proper format and usage of each.

These are essential skills for a future officer in the CAF to possess. To this end, the OPI’s, Capt Weaver and WO Ives, ran thorough and detailed briefings and ensured that all of the 2nd year OCdt’s were aware that in every task – the job isn’t over until the paperwork is properly completed.

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PMT des troisièmes années du mercredi 10 février

Ce mercredi, nous avons assisté à un PMT qui se voulait un récapitulatif de la procédure des ordres d’avertissements.

Pour la plupart d’entre nous, cette leçon datait de la qualification militaire de base des officiers (QMBO), il y a deux ans. Dans cette optique, recevoir de nouveau cette leçon nous a permis de se rafraichir la mémoire sur ce concept.

L’ordre d’avertissement et les ordres en général, font partie intégrante de la vie d’un officier tout au long de sa carrière. Dans cette ordre d’idée, cette leçon fait partie d’un amalgame d’entrainements qu’il faut garder à jour et il est, donc, pertinent d’avoir reçue cette leçon en ce mercredi 10 février.

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This week, on 10 Feb 2016, LL4 officer cadets at RMCC attended 2 Professional Military Training (PMT) sessions. These PMTs both provided useful and relative information for the cadets who are only a few weeks away from graduation.

During the 1st PMT, officer cadets were shown the professional development system for officers and NCMs in the CAF. This lesson roughly explained the progression that must be followed to achieve certain career goals. For example, while certain postings may seem attractive, they may not be the best for getting quick promotions. The balance between career goals, personal goals and family was also elaborated upon.

In the 2nd hour, officer cadets had a financial brief from Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP). In this briefing, officer cadets were introduced to the forms of insurance offered by SISIP, as well as various methods of saving money. This is an important skill to have as we will be graduating soon and will be making much more money as second lieutenants than officer cadets. With this extra money, we need the tools to properly manage it.

Overall, these briefings provided plenty of useful information for 4rth years who will soon be outside of the RMCC safety net.

OCdt Alfa Budiman (26654)

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All PMT photos by OCdt Luke Brannigan – More PMT photos here

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