Les événements autour des Collèges / Happenings Around the Colleges

A CF18 flyby kicks off MOC Weekend 2019. 25480 Capt David Brosseau (RMC 2012) was in the pilot’s seat and OCdt Pierre-Olivier Larouche was along as passenger.

MOC Weekend Allows Cadets to Really “Get in their element”

Article by 28560 OCdt (II) Bennett Dickson

This past weekend, Cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in their elements and get to know more about their future trades and have the opportunity to speak with officers from all walks of the Forces.

The weekend started on Friday with the flyby from a CF-18 around noon. Following this, Cadets in the army had the chance to assemble in the Cadet Mess above Yeo Hall and speak to officers and senior NCO’s at a meet-and-greet. Some guests included the Training Wing staff, CO’s from the Royal Canadian Dragoons, the RCR, and Engineering Corps, as well as Major General Cadden, the Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre Headquarters.

On Saturday, each branch split and attended their own events.

Cadets in the Air Force took buses down to CFB Trenton and spent the day learning about some of the aircraft and systems that the RCAF works with. They had the opportunity to interact and explore planes such as CF-18’s and the CC-177 Globemaster, as well as helicopters like the CH-146 Griffon and the CH-149 Cormorant. They also had the opportunity to speak with the commander of the RCAF, LGen Al Meinzinger. Following lunch, they broke into smaller groups and talked about trade-specific topics and training opportunities. The evening was spent at a meet-and-greet before the group of RMC Cadets returned to Kingston.

Cadets in the Army stayed in Kingston and began their morning with briefs in the Field House (located at the KMCSC across from the RMC Campus). Following a talk from MGen Cadden and Col Adair, Cadets had the opportunity to listen to three CO’s and a number of training officers from the training schools in Gagetown. After lunch, the Cadets broke into trade-specific groups and discussed the ins-and-outs of their career and what they could be looking at as junior officers in the upcoming years.

Cadets in the Navy also stayed in Kingston but spent their time at the Senior Staff Mess on campus. They had the opportunity to speak with several naval officers and learn the specifics of their jobs, as well as how the Navy works in the bigger, Canadian Forces-wide picture. Their evening was spent speaking on a more personal level with the various officers during a meet-and-greet session.

Overall, the Cadet Wing found MOC weekend extremely informative. Having the chance to see and compare the various leadership styles that are in the military and speak to high-ranking officers on a personal level is an opportunity not many officers get. In my personal opinion, I feel like I have a better idea on what is expected of me as an officer in the CAF, as well as a gunner in the artillery. I am looking forward to what the future holds.

Click here for LOTS more photos by the RMC Photo Club. Photos from the Navy events coming soon!

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2019 Haycock Lecture Captivates Cadets

On the evening of 27 March 2019, OCdts Brendan Scrivo and Colin de Grandpré were privileged to attend the annual Ronald Graham Haycock Lecture in War Studies. This year’s lecture was given by Dr. Philippe Lagassé, associate professor of International Affairs and Barton Chair at Carleton University. An expert in defense policy, particularly in the context of Westminster parliaments, Dr. Lagassé presented a comparative study of four such parliaments (namedly Canada, Australia, Britain and New Zealand) and sought to determine why Canada “was so weak” in terms of civil-military relations.

After the captivating lecture, we were fortunate enough to be invited to the official dinner hosted by Dr. Haycock in the Commandant’s private dining room. The dinner was a great time and the chocolate cake definitely helped on the next afternoon’s PT test. We thank all those who made this experience possible for us.

27543 OCdt Colin de Grandpré
29067 OCdt Brendan Scrivo

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RMC Cadets Run Physical Performance Test (PPT)

Article and Photos by 25366 Anna-Michelle Shewfelt

RMC Cadets were out each day this week, both in the Field House and around the peninsula, running the Physical Performace Test (PPT). I caught up with them this past Friday as they ran the cardio portion.

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Un invité de marque au Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean: le major Kangho Lee

Le 13 mars 2019, nous, les étudiants du cours de français langue seconde P02 du CMR Saint-Jean, avons rencontré un officier étranger de la Corée du Sud : le major Kangho Lee. Son uniforme était impeccable, exhibant ses médaillions, son grade et une paire d’ailes de parachute. Avec mes camarades, nous lui avons posé des questions sur sa vie militaire.

Né à Suwon en Corée du Sud il y a 42 ans, Major Lee est devenu un membre militaire de la Corée du Sud en 1996 lorsqu’il avait 19 ans. Il a étudié à l’Académie militaire de Corée et y a suivi des cours de français. Lors de sa visite, il nous a présenté l’Académie militaire de Corée avec ses programmes et ses entraînements militaires. Par exemple, saviez-vous que tous les étudiants coréens doivent suivre un programme de science militaire en plus d’un programme universitaire ?

Major Lee a reçu son diplôme en 2000 avec le grade de sous-lieutenant et est allé servir à la frontière entre la Corée du Sud et de la Corée du Nord. Puis, il est allé étudier en France pendant 5 ans et y a obtenu le doctorat en linguistique.  De retour dans son pays, il est devenu professeur de français pour une académie militaire.  Major Lee aime beaucoup enseigner la langue française.  Par contre, il n’aime pas les tâches administratives.

Présentement, le major Lee travaille au Collège militaire royal de Saint Jean.  Il a choisi de rester au Québec pendant son année de recherche afin de comparer le système d’éducation militaire de la Corée du Sud avec celui du Québec. Il habite à Montréal avec sa femme et ses trois enfants. Jusqu’à présent, le major Lee aime beaucoup la nature et l’air propre, des ressources rares en Corée de Sud. Mais, comme la plupart de nos visiteurs, il déteste l’hiver très froid du Québec.

Le major Lee partira au mois d’août cette année pour retourner en Corée. Nous espérons qu’il aura vu le meilleur de notre pays et qu’il reviendra un jour comme un vrai allié militaire du Canada. Nous lui souhaitons une bonne carrière et une vie heureuse.

Tyler, Elliott

Escadron Jolliet

Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean | Royal Military College of Saint-Jean