Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadets: 16975 Omer Lavoie

16975 Omer Lavoie was awarded the Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Cross for his role in lead­ing the First Bat­tal­ion, Royal Cana­dian Reg­i­ment Bat­tle Group in Afghanistan.

Omer has been awarded the NATO Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Medal for lead­ing NATO’s first offen­sive ground oper­a­tion at the Bat­tle Group level, Operation Medusa.

He was appointed to the Order of Mil­i­tary Merit as an Offi­cer.

His for­mal edu­ca­tion includes an Hon­ours degree in Mil­i­tary Lead­er­ship and Applied Psy­chol­ogy from Royal Roads Mil­i­tary Col­lege and a Master’s degree in Defence Stud­ies from Royal Mil­i­tary College of Canada.