Which Ex Cadet Said What? When? Why?

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“As I was growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I aspired to be only one thing: a soldier. In my thinking, it was the perfect profession for someone who loves to play outside, who has an overdeveloped sense of wanting to serve society in some productive way, yet hasn’t the faintest clue of what they want to be when they grow up. (I’m not sure that I’ve yet decided.)”

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“Certainly if an Afghan woman were to come and ask them the things that I asked of them, they would receive an entirely different response. But as a western woman, they see me as foreign and if they hold prejudice toward women, and I certainly suspect some may, they don’t show it. In fact, I have found they have been more open with me — certainly much more than I expected — than with some of my male counterparts.”

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“My mother, who is a teacher, insisted that I take high school French through to grade 13 so I was reasonably competent by the time I started at RMC. By fourth year, I even did some of my engineering courses in French.”

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“I was then selected for Post Graduate training in Nuclear Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. So, I spent the next three years (1962-1965) living in Lexington, MA and commuting daily into Cambridge to acquire both a MS degree and a Nucl. Eng. Degree”

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“As I was growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I aspired to be only one thing: a soldier. In my thinking, it was the perfect profession for someone who loves to play outside, who has an overdeveloped sense of wanting to serve society in some productive way, yet hasn’t the faintest clue of what they want to be when they grow up. (I’m not sure that I’ve yet decided.)”

19029 Krista Brodie

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“Certainly if an Afghan woman were to come and ask them the things that I asked of them, they would receive an entirely different response. But as a western woman, they see me as foreign and if they hold prejudice toward women, and I certainly suspect some may, they don’t show it. In fact, I have found they have been more open with me — certainly much more than I expected — than with some of my male counterparts.”

21554 Eleanor Taylor

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“My mother, who is a teacher, insisted that I take high school French through to grade 13 so I was reasonably competent by the time I started at RMC. By fourth year, I even did some of my engineering courses in French.”

18293 Ben Boehm

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“I was then selected for Post Graduate training in Nuclear Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. So, I spent the next three years (1962-1965) living in Lexington, MA and commuting daily into Cambridge to acquire both a MS degree and a Nucl. Eng. Degree”

3506 Ron Capern

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