A cadet’s military training will start at RMCC prior to their first academic year with an initial “in clearance” of three days, followed by two weeks of Recruit Camp at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) in St-Jean, Quebec. The summer after their first academic year, the cadets will return to CFLRS St-Jean to complete the Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ) course. The rigorous training will provide the foundation required for an effective career as an officer. Future summer training includes second official language training and further specialized military training in their assigned occupation.
The military side of a cadet’s life at the College is designed to provide practical training in leadership. As such military training during the academic year encompasses a wide variety of activities including drill and ceremonies, range practices and the preparation, both practical and theoretical, for the intensive periods of summer training that take place on bases across Canada. All cadets are appointed in a leadership role during their RMCC portion of their military career; senior cadets will hold leadership appointments within the Cadet Wing gaining valuable experience in leadership and administration. This experience allows the Cadet Wing to function smoothly and provide a safe environment to prepare cadets for their future employment as a junior officer. Junior cadets develop their teamwork and followership skills that every leader must master before they are able to assume the responsibilities of command.