Training for the “M”

Weekly PMT – Professional Military Training

22 January 2014

1st Year Class

Ce matin lors de l’EMP, les premières années de chaque escadron ont été inspectés par leur élof instructeur d’escadron (INSTRO). L’objectif était d’assurer que tous les premières années ont en leur possession tout le matériel militaire requis pour notre Qualification militaire de base des officiers (QMBO) à l’École de leadership et de recrues des Forces canadiennes cet été. Pour la plupart d’entre nous, plusieurs éléments sont manquants. Certains élèves officiers ont reçu du matériel militaire que d’autres n’ont pas eu la chance d’obtenir à leur visite au QM avant les vacances de Noël. Malgré la longue liste d’objets manquants, l’inspection du mercredi matin a permis aux premières années de se familiariser avec la façon de se présenter lors des inspections. De cette manière, les inspections matinales du lundi matin respecteront davantage les attentes de notre chaîne de commandement.

Élof 27103 Evelyne Gauvin, Esc 3

2nd Year Class

This morning the second year class had the chance to assist two very special presentations: Self-development in the CAF by Capt Labonté and How to accept and implement change at the lower level by the RMCC Department of Military Psychology and Leadership. Both presentations were really interesting in the way that we all need to adapt ourselves to new conditions and to get prepared for the upcoming challenges we will be facing in the CAF.

The first presentation was basically about how we should be ready for the next challenges in our lives. We should not only learn from education or past experiences but also from ourselves so we avoid repeating mistakes and we can then become a better leader. We should also be more prepared in a personal and professional way (for example, learning about military war skills is not enough to go on deployment).

The second presentation we had was about how we should adapt ourselves to changes. There are three main points where changes can occur: In a personal way, in a group, or in an organization. In all three ways, we must know who has to change, how to cope with others (so we don’t always blame each other) and how we should accept the changes (leave our comfort zone). Changes might also depend on who is the leader, and what role we have in specific situations.

OCdt 26454 Myriam Boily, 2 Sqn

3rd Year Class

On January 22nd 2013, the third year class of RMCC covered self-development in the Canadian Armed Forces, presented by Capt Wendland. Moreover, this brief consisted of a broad definition of professionalism and how an individual in the CF should conduct themselves in a professional manner, but also how one can develop throughout their career. It was explained that the CAF has adopted a 5 tier DP system, the first of which (DP1.1-4) used at the Royal Military College of Canada. As an individual progresses throughout their career in the CAF they will advance through the tiers and ultimately take on more responsibility as well as liability to the people of Canada. Furthermore, our 2020 strategy is an organizationally wide idea that was based on the 1994 white papers, and it defines 7 crucial components to officership, as well as followership which consists of factors such as: professionalism, leadership, and governance. It is thought that the higher one moves in the tiers, the more components they should successfully adhere to, while developing themselves in each (continually). Also, it was noted that it can be hard to gain further education or training in the CAF, so individuals can choose to read articles produced by the various military journals.

OCdt 26310 Alexander Noble, 8 Sqn

4th Year Class

Aujourd’hui, mercredi le 22 janvier, la classe de 2014 a assisté à deux sessions d’Entraînement militaire professionnel (EMP). La première heure était dédié au Commandant de Division. Pour ma part, dans la Division A, la présentation était orienté sur « l’après » graduation. Nous avons discuté de l’importance de la première impression en passant par les traditions à apprendre de notre prochaine unité et comment maîtriser une bonne éthique de travail. En deuxième partie, nous avons reçu une présentation sur la Marine Royal Canadienne. Nous avons jeté un coup d’œil sur l’état de la flotte canadienne, les principaux parcours d’entraînement des officiers de la MRC et ainsi que quelques vidéos très intéressantes et actuelles des exploits de la MRC. Les deux présentations furent bien préparées et eurent l’effet escompté sur la classe de 2014. Sans nul doute, un succès!

Élof 25639 Marc-André Jean, Esc 1

 Click for pictures from the morning events: First and Second Year, Third Year and Fourth Year