Ex-Cadets and More in the News

Navy returns to Van Isle 360 yacht race

22038 Chris Maier

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McHappy Day: For the Love of Families

17049 Mike Atkins

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401 Squadron members meet training challenges

G3561 Mike Rouleau

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Laser light in cockpit grounds 14 Wing aircraft

E2886 Bruno Baker

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Day emphasizes unique role, value of Air Reservists

16952 Alex Day

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Commander Military Personnel Command visits CF H Svcs C (A)

15137 Charles Lamarre

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Capitaine Mélanie Sicard, pilote de formation

23385 Mélanie Sicard

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Sexual misconduct persists in military despite efforts to curb assault, StatsCan reports

15706 Paul Wynnyk / A162 Michel Drapeau

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I was the first female cadet at Royal Military College. Decades later I realized I was never ‘one of the guys’

14390 Kate Armstrong

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Vice-Admiral Mark Norman had talks with Gen. Vance about returning to work

Mark Norman / 15696 Jonathan Vance

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‘I am truly sorry’: Vance apologizes to slain soldiers’ families over closed-doors Afghan war monument

15696 Jonathan Vance

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2 Comments

  • Rem Westland

    May 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Hi, Kate.
    Like so many others, I appreciated your article and the dedication/effort it took to write your story. I will be sure to buy a copy next time I am in the gift store. There is so much about your account that reflects the emotional and physical challenges of ALL recruits and cadets. The insecure among us guys (we’d never admit it!) could echo a great deal of what you say.
    An analysis which “limits” itself to what is uniquely gender-specific in yours’ and your female colleagues’ experiences could be an even longer study and could be very instructive. I bet your book (I will learn soon enough!) gets into the infrastructure of things like bathrooms; I can guess at the compromise during group discipline; the look in the eye of the senior who berated a junior was undoubtedly different as between a man and a woman. I wonder whether the Colleges, and the military for that matter, are becoming less gender-specific?
    What is required to move institutions like ours towards human experiences which are shared equally, or more fairly? We need to get better at this, not just between genders but also races, income groups, age groups, and all those other distinctions that divide us. One day, who knows, even Trump supporters and Obama fans may learn how to live in harmony in the structures of the US Senate and House.

  • Mike Smith

    May 28, 2019 at 9:57 am

    My “like” is for the Kate Armstrong article. I entered CMR in ’81 and graduated from RMC in ’86.