Career Officer, Academic & Former Wrestling Coach Retiring, Well Almost…

Depart With Dignity Function: Bill Lewis

By: WJO

Shane Lewis looks on as RMCC commandant 14835 BGen Eric Tremblay presents, her husband 13134  Colonel Bill Lewis a 34 year career officer with his Certificate of Service.  Shane & Bill met during his first year as a cadet at RMC. They were married at the end of IV year.  The wedding reception was held in the old cadet mess (near Constantine arena) which is now the home of Department of Applied Military Science (AMS).

Colonel Lewis has been the Director of AMS and Commanding Officer of Post Graduate and Military Faculty at the Royal Military College of Canada over the past two years.

His military occupation has been as an Aerospace Engineer; he has held varied, staff, and academic positions over the past 34 years.

A large turnout filled the Yeo Hall, Cadet Mess to take part in a Depart with Dignity Function held in his honour last Thursday, 21 Jul.

The personable former RMC varsity wrestling coach successfully mixed academics with his military career – he earned a PhD in Nuclear Engineering. Bill Lewis has been an adjunct professor at RMC for the past 17 years. He is expected to take a two course teaching workload as a civilian starting in the Fall Semester.

 

Photos by: Alex Zaporzan