The Week That Was & Du CMRSJ au CMRC, une étape à la fois.

 

The 2014 / 15 Marathon is Underway

Important Briefings from the Top!

By: 26659 OCdt (III) Danielle Andela – CWIIO

This week the officer cadets of the Royal Military College had the opportunity to attend several important briefings by various members of the college hierarchy such as the Commandant of RMCC, Brigadier General Meinzinger, Director of Cadets, Lieutenant-Colonel Popov and the Principal of RMCC, Dr. Kowal. During the first brief, the second year commandant stressed the importance of the three C’s that all officer cadets should strive for. These C’s stand for Character, Courage and Compassion. He emphasized that these three things make a person strong as an officer and as a leader.

Afterwards the Principal took the floor and discussed the academic semester in regards to the officer cadet’s respective years.

The Director of Cadets then briefed cadets on his expectations for the year and finished off with a harassment brief. The harassment brief is an annual briefing to remind the officer cadets of the importance of workplace respect and propriety.

The College Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Petty Officer First Class – Davidson rounded out the briefings and shared some key personal experiences from over the past two years as the CCWO.

These briefings, attended by all officer cadets, are a just a few of the procedures required upon return to the Royal Military College of Canada.

In-clearance and more in-clearance!

By: 26659 OCdt (III) Danielle Andela – CWIIO

As usual, the cadet wing has returned to the Royal Military College of Canada and everyone is settling in. Not including the early returns of the barmen for barman workshop & most varsity athletes, last Monday (25 Aug) was the first official day back for the officer cadets. The past week was a busy one, filled with Forces testing, uniform pickups, book pickups and briefings. FYOP has been moving into full swing with daily inspections, physical training and the cadet wing has been doing its best to stay out of the FYOP staff’s way! Classes begin Tuesday, September 2nd and in the meanwhile the officer cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada will be preparing for another busy and successful year!

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We were hoping to have an article from the ALOY Orientation camp and Badging Parade which wrapped-up this past Friday (29 Aug). We will do our best to track something down for the next Issue 35.

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Du CMRSJ au CMRC, une étape à la fois.

Par Élève-officier Vanessa Pomeyrol

Si je veux faire ça court, je peux dire que les institutions de Saint-Jean (Québec) et Kingston sont pareilles : chaines de commandement, escadrons, drill, duties, l’environnement militaire quoi!… Mais en réalité, les deux seuls points communs des deux collèges sont les quatre piliers et la devise. C’est tout. En effet, ma transition d’un collège à l’autre et énorme : je passe du cégep à l’université, d’un environnement francophone à un environnement anglophone, d’une institution de 200 personnes à une de près de 1000 personnes!

À Saint-Jean, je connaissais tout le monde (ou presque); tandis qu’ici, je ne pourrais jamais connaitre tout le monde. Mais j’aime ça : la diversité culturelle est exceptionnelle. Je rencontre des gens qui partagent des histoires extraordinaires, je développe ma curiosité et j’ouvre mon esprit à de nouvelles traditions, personnalités et une nouvelle culture.

Ce que j’ai trouvé difficile? La liberté. Je m’explique : au CMRSJ, tout le monde est proche, tout le monde se connait, les staffs sont exceptionnels, alors on est toujours guidés, on nous montre le chemin à suivre et on reçoit toujours l’aide nécessaire. Mais à Kingston, on fait nos propres choix et on vit à notre propre rythme. C’est tout un changement auquel je dois m’habituer… Mais à part ça, comment ne pas être content de voir de nouvelles personnes et d’enfin être responsable de ses propres actions?

Pour l’instant, je vis un jour à la fois, prête à cette nouvelle aventure qui commence et qui risque de m’emmener vers de nouvelles expériences.

One Comment

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    September 2, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Re: The Three C’s

    Butch Cleaver (Air Force Staff Officer late ’50’s) used the 3 B’s – Bravery, Brains and Colour. When asked about ‘Colour’ not beginning with ‘B’, he replied, “I’m not allowed to say,”Bullshit”!”