In our Issue 19 (14 May) – Mike Kennedy submitted a book review on the best selling book – ‘Out Standing in the Field’. In her memoir, Sandra Perron describes her experience of the Canadian Military and she had few kind words for the products of RMC.
The article generated a high number of comments.
Sandra recently left her own comment on the Mike Kennedy Review:
“Having sat on the Board of Governors for the RMC St Jean, I have the utmost respect for RMC graduates – they work extremely hard for their degrees, and their commissions. I would have never agreed to serve for 6 years on the Board if I didn’t value the colleges’ contributions to the officer corps. They represent a great source of pride for our country, and our military. True, my experiences with some of the graduates from the college were hurtful and sometimes traumatic, with long lasting repercussions on my career. However, they were not a reflection of all the cadets from military college and I am adamant that we should not paint all of them with the same brush. I have some very precious and long lasting friendships from former graduates of the colleges. This said, the colleges are an important institution to our military, and they must constantly challenge themselves to evolve, to be a welcoming place for diverse groups, and to champion the uniqueness that every individual brings to the college. Truth, Duty, Valour. Je me souviens.”