In This Issue 7

La vieille brigade est actuellement à la recherche d’un nouvel adjudant. Voir le lien ci-dessous pour plus de détails. / The Old Brigade is currently seeking a new Adjutant. See the link below for details.

In This Issue 7

Table of Contents

1. Ex-Cadets and More in the News & Tip of the Hat

2. Military Colleges Connection: Promotions and Senior Appointments 2019 General and Flag Officers List

3. Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Supported by Donors to the RMC Foundation since 2008

4. 2944 John Reid: A story of failure that resulted in good things

5. Golden Oldies

6. 21407 Jen Causey: How honest is the employment landscape?

7. 17160 Stephen Kalyta: Prevention-Intervention-Reaction… Consequence

8. Keeping Tabs

9. 6533 Gord Forbes: An Old Sailor and His Sea Stories

10. 13139 Mitch Macleod: Airborne LogO Looks Back

11. Les événements sur et autour de la péninsule / Happenings On and Around the Peninsula

12. Sports

13. Dr. B Asks, “What are you reading?”

14. Quality Leadership Lives On Years After the Fact

15. Deaths | Décès and Details on Ross McKenzie Celebration of Life

16. La vieille brigade recherche un nouvel adjutant / Old Brigade Seeks New Adjutant

17. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (sponsored)  Nos offres d’emploi       

18. Archives – Here


A reminder that a farewell luncheon will be held for Bill & Rolande Oliver on Wednesday, 6 March 19 at the RMC Senior Staff Mess, 11:00 for 11:30. Everyone is invited. Please RSVP,  16442 Bill Griffis, Executive Director – RMC Club – [email protected]


OURA President, Dr. Joseph M. Stokes presenting Award of Excellence to Mrs. Naomi Greer-Balance (photo by Aman Dhinsa)

Mrs. Naomi Greer-Ballance Associate Registrar – Undergraduate Studies at RMC wins the Award of Excellence at the Ontario University Registrar’s Association (OURA) Conference 2019 in Toronto, Ontario on 14 February 2019.

The citation reads as follows:

Mrs Naomi Greer-Ballance has over 21 years of service as a federal public servant; the vast majority of which was as the Associate Registrar – Undergraduate Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). Naomi’s leadership, enthusiasm, experience and knowledge have been vital in leading RMC’s undergraduate services staff year after year in the delivery of services from course and exam scheduling, room bookings, transcripts and official documentation production, course registrations, academic advising for students and for new Department Heads and Programme Chairs, accommodations for students with learning and medical disabilities, and convocation preparations and requirements. One word above all others sums up Naomi’s talents and efforts – dedication. Naomi’s dedication to her job and the students at RMC are routinely seen each day throughout the year, but are especially clear at the end of term when she can be seen working late nights and every weekend for the last four to six weeks of each term, including the vast majority of the Christmas holidays. Naomi is also known for her bubbly personality, which is on display whenever she is interacting and advising students or when cheering on the varsity hockey team. To say that Naomi’s dedication and efforts are appreciated is an understatement and she is very worthy of receiving OURA’s Award of Excellence.

OURA President, Dr. Joseph M. Stokes presenting Award of Excellence to Mrs. Naomi Greer-Balance (photo by Aman Dhinsa)