Remembering a former RRMC commandant

Remembering a former RRMC commandant


3912 Colonel (Ret’d) George Logan (RRMC RMC 1957) (1934-2013): A native of Ottawa, George entered Royal Roads in 1953 and graduated from the Royal Military College in 1957. On graduation he was commissioned into The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.

Over the years, he served with his regiment in Canada, Germany and Cyprus. Highlights of his career included two years with the Canadian Armed Forces Training Team in Ghana, West Africa; three years on the Directing Staff of the Canadian Forces Staff College; staff positions in Mobile Command Headquarters and National Defence Headquarters; and four years as Commandant of Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC from 1979 0 ’83.

George was a Friends’ of the Canadian War Museum volunteer since 1995 and worked in the photo section of the archives. He remained active with his regiment and served as a director both with the regimental advisory board and its foundation.

For variety, he delivered Meals on Wheels a few times a month. George married Maureen and they have three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)


  • Mike Hache

    February 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    As a young air force officer I had the good fortune to work for George Logan at RRMC. His professionalism, experience, engagement and compassion made an impression on me back then, and no doubt served as solid building blocks in the foundation of leadership for many staff and cadets.

  • Ron Dickenson

    February 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    George Logan was a true military professional and gentleman. I had the privilege of working for him in NDHQ in the early 1990s. He was Director of Individual Human Rights and I was his human rights policy analyst.

    Extremely knowledgeable and well-read, George handled many important and urgent taskings and challenges with remarkable calmness, aplomb, and effectiveness. Those were hot times in the directorate and I could always go to him for clarification and support when things got crazy. I fancied myself an excellent writer at the time but his command of the English language was awe-inspiring and raised my level of writing considerably.

    It was a pleasure to have known and worked with him.

    8027 Ron Dickenson

  • Ken Benoit

    February 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Like Mike, I was also at Roads during Col Logan’s time as Commandant. I remember him as a kind and fair man. His wife Maureen was a gracious and engaging host as we were occasionally invited to the Commandant’s house for dinner parties. Great times!