“To the newest Royal Military College of Canada cadets, joining the Cadet Wing marks the successful end of FYOP, but also marks the start of the journey of continuing to strive for excellence across the four college components. As you proudly wear your new RMC cap badge, or guard your new College Coin as a proud new UTPNCM college member; these are symbols of an incredible constituency that connects you with the Old 18, reflect on the road ahead and commit yourself to the journey with every ounce of determination and effort possible. As Commandant of this marvellous college, I officially declare the end of FYOP 2013”
Truth, Duty, Valour.
16888 Al Meinzinger
Royal Military College of Canada
Badging Parade – 28 Sep 2013
The Tradition Continues
The Class of 2017 was formally welcomed into the Cadet Wing under sunny skies and mid summer temperatures. Most civilians in attendance were in shirt sleeves. Of course, military personnel were in full military uniform with medals. Blazer & tie were pretty much the order of the day for the many Ex Cadets in attendance
In front of a very large crowd many of whom were excited and proud friends and family; each First Year Cadet received his or her military college cap brass from a member of the Old Brigade. In a few exceptions the exchange was done by a proud military family member or a very close friend of the individual.
Soon after the “badging” the newly capped officer-cadets joined their respective Squadrons as full members of the Cadet Wing.
One could say members of The Class of 2017 just completed a month long sprint. They have proven and demonstrated that they have the potential to meet the challenges of the Royal Military College of Canada in what is definitely a marathon between now and May 2017.
Most will make it – some will not. All of them will require the total support of family and friends throughout the often stressful journey.
A number of timely speeches were delivered. With respect, the major feedback we received – “too many too long”. Second, …”the sound system was useless in many areas of the bleachers.”
Many prizes and awards were also handed out, to recognize achievements of Cadets during the last academic year. These awards, and the Cadets who received them, are listed below. We regret if we missed any. If we did – let us know.
Presentation of Awards:
Le prix d’excellence en leadership militaire en troisième année est présenté par : Le Commandant de l’Académie canadienne de la défense, le Major-Général Tremblay
Présenté à : 26037 Élof Michelle Suzanne Bégin-Major
Le prix d’excellence Howard B. Ripstein est présenté par : Col O’Connor
Présenté à: 26315 Élof Jean-Philippe Dubuc (Armée de terre)
25965 Élof Kathryn Jansje Bowen (Force aérienne)
25636 Aspm Sully Heraud (Marine)
The Royal Military College of Canada Award for Academic Excellence in Third Year is presented by: The Principal of the RMCC, Dr Kowal
Awarded to: M1020 OCdt Jason R. Shaw
The Dr. P.F. Fisher Memorial Trophy and Scholarship is presented by: the Commandant of the RMCC, BGen Meinzinger
Awarded to: 26170 OCdt Robert Carter McCulloch Powis
The Frank R. Kossa Memorial Scholarship is presented by Mr Thomas Burke, representing the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada and the United States
Awarded to: 25917 OCdt Christopher Raymond MacKnight
The J.W. Brown Memorial Medal is presented by: National President of the Royal Military College Club of Canada, Mr Jacques Gagné
Awarded to: 26171 NCdt Jessica Lorraine Henry
The UTPNCM Drill and Physical Education Prize is presented by: The Director of Cadets, LCol Lemyre
Awarded to: M1019 OCdt William Bellamy
The Squadron Leader McAlpine Cadet Trust Fund is presented by: LCol (Retè’d) Robert J. Benn
Awarded to: 26031 OCdt JiaJun Sun
The Strong Challenge Shield is presented by: the Director of Athletics, Mr. Darren Cates
Awarded to: 25928 OCdt Andrew Michael Gordon Jarvis
Le prix d’excellence en leadership militaire est
Présenté à : 26099 Élof Jean-Sebastien Otis
Qui n’est pas ici aujourd’hui parce qu’il est en échange à l’École de l’air en France.
The Royal Military College of Canada Award for Academic Excellence in Second Year is presented by: The Principal of the RMCC, Dr Kowal
Awarded to: 26351 OCdt Todd Edward Bethune
Le trophée commémoratif de la promotion de 1942 est présenté par : Le Capitaine Adjudant de la Vieille Brigade, capitaine de corvette (à la retraite) Stowe
Présenté à : 26268 Élof Stéphanie Gisèle Paquette
La bourse d’études du Service féminin de l’Aviation royal du Canada (ARC) est présenté par : Le Commandant de l’Académie canadienne de la défense, le Major-Général Tremblay
Présenté à: 26051 Élof Marina Violette Audé
The Squardon Leader McAlpine Cadet Trust Fund Award is
Awarded to: 26318 OCdt Stephen Mark Kane
Currently on exchange at the United States Air Force Academy.
The Professional Engineers of Ontario Foundation for Education, Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Achievement and Undergraduate Scholarship for Non-Academic Achievement are presented by: Mr Mansour representing the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation
Awarded to: 26351 OCdt Todd Edward Bethune
Le prix Grant est présenté par : Directeur des sports, M. Darren Cates
Présenté à: 26137 Élof Pierre-Alexandre Dufour
Le prix d’excellence en leadership militaire en première année et le prix d’excellence académique du Collège militaire royale du Canada en première année sont présenté par : le Commandant du CMR, le Brigadier général Meinzinger
Présenté à : 26664 Élof Zacharie Montigny Marshall
The Howard B. Ripstein Award of Excellence for First Year is presented by: Col O’Connor
Awarded to: 23969 OCdt Matthew Nicholas White-Crepeau (Army)
26664 Élof Zacharie Montigny Marshall (Force aérienne)
26616 NCdt Savannah Lynn Leblanc (Navy)
The C. Raymond Grandy Memorial Scholarship is presented by: Director of Cadets, LCol Lemyre.
Awarded to: 26851 OCdt Ali Mansour
The Queen’s University Challenge Shield is presented by: The Principal of the RMCC, Dr Kowal
Awarded to: 26585 OCdt Nicholas Tyler Swanson
The Squadron Leader McAlpine Cadet Trust Fund Award is presented by: the National President of the Royal Military College Club of Canada, Mr Jacques Gagné
Awarded to: 26683 OCdt Mireille Hanna Musca
The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education provides two entrance awards to Grade 12 graduates entering an accredited RMCC engineering programme. The awards are presented by: Mr Mansour, representing the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation.
Présenté à: 26936 Élof Alexi Levert-Beaulieu
And: 27123 NCdt Sarah Grace Kiervin
The Fulton Award is presented by: Director of Athletics, Mr Darren Cates.
Awarded to: 26667 OCdt Stephen Matthias Bowles