Catching Up With the News

Each year since 2007 Canada has hosted a five day Seminar on Civil-Military Relations for senior security officials from around the world. And each year the final day of the programme is spent at RMC.

On Friday 13 May, this year’s 31 participants, who represented 29 countries, were welcomed by the Commandant, Commodore Truelove, who introduced them to RMC. Presentations by and discussions with the Principal, Dr Joel Sokolsky, on American CMR, Dr Peter Bradley on ethical issues of CMR, and Dr Lawrence McDouough on defence and security education followed.

The Seminar exposes its participants to Canada’s CMR ways and means, and offers them the opportunity to present a brief overview of CMR in their own countries. This year, representatives of 26 countries made contributions.

 

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Lt Gen David Hurley new ADF chief

The World Today – Naomi Woodley reported this story on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ELEANOR HALL: In Canberra this lunchtime the Federal Government announced a new leadership team for the Australian Defence Force and it appears that the Defence establishment has got its way.

The Vice Chief of the ADF Lieutenant General David Hurley will take over the top job when Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston retires in July.

Lieutenant General Hurley says he’ll be giving the Government frank and fearless advice and that robust exchanges between the Defence Department and the Minister, Stephen Smith should be expected.

The Government also announced new service chiefs for the army, navy and air force.

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First wave of trainers arrive in Afghanistan

Col. Peter Dawe, deputy commander of the training mission, said the army is “mitigating the risks in many ways.”

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RMC student earns Rhodes scholarship

“Studying at RMC definitely helped me get the Rhodes scholarship. The other applicants have done a lot of volunteer and community work. On the other hand, the Canadian Forces represent an ultimate form of community work, since, by enlisting, we are giving several years of our lives to our country, and that is what made the difference for me,”

24862 Brendan Alexander

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Former champ Staniowski understands meaning of Memorial Cup

Staniowski’s parents and two older brothers served in the military, as does his wife. He intended to apply to Kingston’s Royal Military College when he was selected 27th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1975 NHL amateur draft. He played 219 NHL games with the Blues, Winnipeg Jets and Hartford Whalers.

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