First of all, I want to say that I am grateful for this opportunity to fill the role of Executive Director of this great organization. I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can because you are the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada.
Our families are diverse and we lead at home through good times and challenging times. We lead our children’s sports teams and community events. We are teachers, explorers, artists and writers. We are business, healthcare and emergency services professionals. We lead locally as well as nationally and around the world. We are junior officers at our first unit, senior officers mentoring and directing our staff, and we are general officers commanding Canada’s military.
We are leaders.
You represent what can be best described as a continuum of leadership within Canada and around the world.
One thing we all have in common is that at sometime during our teenage years we all made the decision that we wanted to be officers in Canada’s military. This is why we chose to attend one of Canada’s military universities be it RRMC, CMR, RMC, or RMC St. Jean, because we didn’t want just a regular university degree. We wanted to develop our fitness skills, our second languages skills and above all our leadership skills.
Aujourd’hui, nous connaissons l’intérêt de prendre en charge une situation. C’est ce que cela signifie d’être un officier. Nous savons que nous devons continuer à développer nos forces et à améliorer nos faiblesses.
Nous sommes des leaders.
As I go through the handover process with Greg Mitchell, I want to wish him and his family all the best. He knows that I will be leaning on him once in a while over the next few months as I continue to learn the terrain. Thank you Greg!
Merci à tous pour cette occasion incroyable.
16442 Bill Griffis, Class of ‘89
Vérité Devoir Vaillance
Truth Duty Valour