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RMC welcomes ALOY 2018

Photo de groupe de cadets autochtones.

On August 25, 2018, RMC welcomed Indigenous cadets to ALOY for academic year 2018-19. ALOY is a one-year program designed to teach Indigenous students about the military and to train them in key leadership skills. The ALOY program allows participants the opportunity to develop a variety of skill sets while gaining accreditation for further post-secondary education. Photo : Victoria Pierrot, Officer Cadet (I), RMC. For more information :

March Through the Arch

Les cadets de première année défilent dans l'arche commémorative au CMR

The Royal Military College of Canada will celebrate the arrival of new first-year Naval and Officer Cadets (N/OCdts), University Training Plan Non Commissioned Members (UTPNCMs) and the second year N/OCdts from Royal Military College Saint-Jean with the “March Through the Arch” parade on August 25, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. Prior to the Arch parade, family members are encouraged to attend and to meet with training staff at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre, SAM Gym, between 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. The gymnasium is located at: 11 Navy Way, CFB Kingston, Kingston, ON, K7K 7B4. Spectators should arrive at the Memorial Arch no later than 2:25 p.m. and are encouraged to follow the parade to the Parade Square for the address by the Director of Cadets Colonel Chris Ayotte. Parking at the gymnasium is free.

Nijmegen Marches 2018

CAF members conducted a parade of remembrance on 13 Jul at the “Grand Place” (the building with the flags) in the center of Mons, Belgium

Some photos taken by Warrant Officer Chuck Ansell, 7 Squadron NCO, who is currently representing RMC and the CAF at the Nijmegen Marches! B-Z! 14 teams made up of about 11 CAF members, and supported by other participants, will be marching 40 km a day from July 17-20 through the countryside and towns surrounding the city of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. This is the 102nd edition of the Marches, which challenge the physical and mental endurance of 51,000-plus military and civilian participants from more than 50 countries. The Marches are now the world’s largest walking event.

RMC Moble App

App poster - INTRODUCING the RMC Mobile App: Truth Duty Valour / “What you need to know, who to talk to, and where to go.”

#ICYMI: RMC now has a mobile App to help keep you informed and connected to those you need! “Truth Duty Valour” This is a great resource filled with information for students, faculty, staff, and anyone who wants to learn more about the Royal Military College of Canada. It's a free download! Find it in the App Store or Google Play today! (Android and iOS)

Did You Know: RMC facts

A Map of the naval dockyard located at RMC in 1815

Did you know? The grounds of RMC used to be the grounds of the British Royal Naval Dockyard. The Dockyard was established on Point Frederick in 1789 until 1853 reopening in 1866 in response to the Fenian Raids. #DYK #RMCFunFacts

The Old 18

Can you name all eighteen of the RMC cadets that joined the College back in 1876? Eighteen of our Top RMC 2018 Graduates re-create an iconic photo of the “Old 18” with some of their staff!

Kingston Pride Parade

RMC students, staff and friends walk in Kingston's 29th Annual Pride Parade

RMC participates in the 29th annual Kingston Pride parade! This year RMC, in conjunction with AGORA, the LGBTQ+ support group on campus, participated in the 2018 Kingston Pride Parade. Pride Parades are functions held in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQ+) community.

ALOY Completion Ceremony 2018

Commander Canadian Army Lieutenant-General Wynnyk inspects ALOY cadets during their completion ceremony

Congratulations to all of our ALOY officer cadets on completing the 2017-2018 Program! The Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) completion marks the end of the year-long program focused on developing leaders for Indigenous communities and the Canadian Armed Forces. The program offers Indigenous youth the opportunity to strengthen their leadership and military skills, academic education, physical fitness, and cultural awareness. The year culminates in a 107-kilometre canoe trek down the Rideau Canal, a final exercise to test the leadership skills the cadets have developed during the program.

Artillery environmental preparatory training (EPT) week 2018

Group of RMC officer cadets learning to use equipement they will need for their Artilery career courses

During the Artillery environmental preparatory training (EPT) week 2018, our Officer Cadets were preparing for their career courses being conducted this summer at the Royal Canadian Artillery School (RCAS) at CFB Gagetown. They also had the opportunity to visit to parliament hosted by Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie (retd) and enjoy some yoga - good for the body, mind and soul.

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Naval Cadet Omand

With only two days until RMC graduation events commence, today, we present to you, Naval Cadet Omand, our current Cadet Wing Commander. This position is the highest leadership position an officer cadet can hold at RMC! During his time at the College he has travelled all over Canada, spent a semester on exchange with the United States Airforce, competed in international military skills competitions in Mexico and the United States, and made incredible friendships, all while earning his degree. Naval Cadet Omand / Barrhaven, Ont. / Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration / Naval Warfare Officer. "In my four years at RMC, I've learned a lot about myself, and what it means to be a leader. It’s not always easy or fun, but it’s worth it. Photo by: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo and Christopher Boucher, RMC Graphic Designer

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Captain Shust

Captain Shust is an ex-cadet who graduated from RMC in 2011. He has chosen to return and is now one of 61 members who will be receiving their graduate degrees at convocation in just three days! Captain Shust / Shoal Lake, Man. / Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering / Signals Officer. “Returning to RMC has allowed me to continue my education and further develop my skill set. The opportunities to learn and improve as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces continue throughout your career.” Photo by: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo and Christopher Boucher, RMC Graphic Designer

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Offcier Cadet Dillman

Today we present Officer Cadet Dillman, Logistics Officer in the Canadian Army! Officer Cadet Dillman / Vancouver, B.C. / Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration / Logistics Officer. “RMC has taught me to be humble, be bold, and never stop learning from myself, my peers, and my superiors.” Photo by: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo and RMC Graphic Designer, Christopher Boucher

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Lieutenant Clarke

Lt (N) Clarke will be receiving his Master’s Degree from RMC this Thursday! He received his undergraduate degree in 2004 from the University of Calgary (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) and plans to pursue Doctoral Studies at RMC this Fall. Lieutenant (N) Clarke / Calgary, AB / Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering / Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer. "The individual attention from engaged supervisors you have at RMC fosters academic excellence.” Photo by: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo RMC Graphic Designer: Christopher Boucher

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Offcier Cadet Beaulieu

Today we present Officer Cadet Beaulieu, who will be joining 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron following graduation! Officer Cadet Beaulieu / Dégelis, Que. / Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical) / Pilot. “By enabling me to become bilingual, physically fit and well-educated, RMC has prepared me well for my career in the Canadian Armed Forces.” Photo: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo RMC Graphic Designer: Christopher Boucher

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Offcier Cadet Mercier

Today, we present Officer Cadet Mercier. She is our current Deputy Cadet Wing Commander. This is the second highest leadership position an officer cadet can hold at RMC. Following graduation, Officer Cadet Mercier will be continuing her training at CFB Gagetown! Officer Cadet Mercier / Kapuskasing, Ont. / Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) / Engineering Officer. “RMC has given me unique opportunities to develop and challenge myself physically, academically and as a leader. I’m proud of what I have accomplished and thankful to have been surrounded by other likeminded individuals.” Photo by: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo RMC Graphic Designer: Christopher Boucher

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Naval Cadet Cole

With only one week until RMC graduation events, remember to check our "events" tab for all details and timings! Today, we present Naval Cadet Cole with a note on his time here at the College. Naval Cadet Cole / Naramata, B.C. / Bachelor of Arts in History / Naval Warfare Officer. "The past 4 years at RMC have provided me the opportunity to learn about different leadership styles. This has allowed me to better understand the type of leader I want to be.” Photo by: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo RMC Graphic Designer: Christopher Boucher

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Offcier Cadet Han

Today we present Officer Cadet Han who will be heading to Petawawa after an exciting 4 years at RMC! Officer Cadet Han / Coquitlam, BC / Bachelor of Art’s (Honours) in Business Administration / Health Care Administration Officer. “Take all the opportunities given here at RMC and you will have a memorable four years. I joined the Highland Dance Team which gave me the chance to go to the United States Military Academy and the Naval Academy for weekend exchanges. I also performed for the Governor General’s Tattoo. Lastly, I was lucky enough to be chosen for the Battlefield Tour this year which was an unforgettable and life changing experience. It is what you make of it, so join clubs, make friends, and enjoy the four years. It’ll fly by.” Photo by: Adam Dargavel, CFB Kingston Base Photo RMC Graphic Designer: Christopher Boucher

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Offcier Cadet Harding

With only 9 days until RMC graduation events commence, we present Officer Cadet Harding with a note on his time here at the College! Officer Cadet Harding / Bedford, N.S. / Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) / Infantry Officer. “Attending RMC is such a rewarding experience with unique opportunities and challenges, which were central to my growth over the past four years.”

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Offcier Cadet Roy

We are now 14 days away from the RMC Commissioning Parade! The commissioning parade is the formal presentation of an officer’s commission in the Canadian Armed Forces in the name of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Upon completion of the parade, Officer and Naval Cadets will ‘March through the Arch’ signifying the conclusion of their time in the Cadet Wing at RMC. Today, we present Officer Cadet Roy with a note on his time here at RMC. Officer Cadet Roy / Québec, Que. / Bachelor of Arts in History / Infantry Officer. “At the Royal Military College of Canada, I have become friends with exceptional people; the solidarity and fellowship that unite us, are limitless.”

RMC 411 Article

Photo of Officer Cadet Lauren Froats interacting with another officer cadet in the Campus library

A great article in Maclean's about life on campus at RMC written by Officer Cadet Lauren Froats!

RMC Graduation 2018

Portrait Image of Offcier Cadet Faucher

It is officially May and we are 17 days from the RMC Convocation Ceremony! On Thursday, May 17th at 1 p.m. over 300 graduating students will be presented their bachelor, master and doctoral degrees and it will be broadcasted live on the RMC website. Links and information will be posted on our social media so you don’t miss it! Until then, over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to the some of our amazing RMC graduates! Today, we present to you, OCdt Faucher who offers some advice to those just starting out at RMC. Officer Cadet Faucher / Winnipeg, Man. / Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration / Logistics Officer. “There are so many great opportunities at RMC that lead to lasting friendships and world travel. So, join a club, play sports, and try something that you have never done before.”

RMC and United Way 2017

Rick Melanson and Col Bernier recieve 3 awards on behalf of RMC from the United Way representatives

RMC was recently honoured by the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington United Way at their appreciation luncheon for our outstanding contribution to the community! Col Bernier, Deputy Commandant of RMC, who spoke on behalf of RMC, attributed our success to “the outstanding effort and creativity of all our staff, faculty and students at the College. We are very proud to say that much of our success came from the generosity of our officer cadets, who are responsible for almost half of the approximate $ 65,000 raised this year.” This year, RMC was awarded the Sandstone Achievement Award, the Sapphire Britton Smith Foundation Award, and a Most Improved Award.

Air force MOC weekend

During the day of April 8, 2018, we participated in a weekend activity that consisted of familiarizing ourselves with the element we belong to. During the morning we were able to visit aircraft that were located in the hangars at the Trenton base. In the afternoon, we had meetings regarding our future careers. We received information about the different training to come. This allowed us to learn more about the Royal Canadian Air Force. This day was organized by the Trenton Wing, we are greatly thankful for the experience!

Navy MOC Weekend

The MOC weekend that took place on the 7 April 2018, was an exciting time for Officer Cadets and Naval Cadets to learn more about their trade and future as a commissioned officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. For the Naval Cadets, the MOC weekend actually kicked off Friday night with weepers (meet and greet) at HMCS Cataraqui. It was an amazing opportunity to informally meet and talk with officers from all different backgrounds and ranks ranging from A/SLt to Cmdre. The next morning all naval cadets attended many different exciting briefings in Currie Hall. Amongst the briefings, there was a briefing about different operations around the world that are taking place as well as the current fleet and its future given by Cmdre. Steve Waddell. There was also information about Maritime Tactical Operation Group (MTOG) given by its commander LCdr William Lund. A briefing about OP Regulus and the amazing opportunities two young officers got to experience and even a briefing on what happens for the first year after graduation given by an A/slt who had just graduated last year. After lunch, the cadets split into their respective trades and got to learn about the training that takes place. They also learned what kind of jobs they might have to do on the ship once training is finished. The day finished with everyone together again and having some end remarks transitioning into informal one on one question period. Overall it was a good day filled with exciting stories and experience and left cadets eager to have some of their own experiences in the future. Written by OCdt Patel

RMC take 2nd place at Sandhurst 2018

The RMC Sandhurst twam of officer cadets group photo after finishing second place in the competition

The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) took home 2nd place overall and was the 1st place international team in the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, achieving the gold standard! Congratulations to the Sandhurst team! The historic competition, dating back to 1967, took place at the United States Military Academy of West Point and was comprised of 64 teams, including teams from prestigious military academies all over the world. The two day long gruelling competition tested our officer cadet’s physical and mental abilities in a variety of ways, such as navigation across difficult terrain, rifle and pistol marksmanship, night operations, combat first aid, ruck running, and leadership challenges. Led by the team captain, Officer Cadet Adam Welsh and Second in Command, Officer Cadet Gavin Omand, Team Canada was a fierce competitor right from the start. RMC’s team has trained all year, morning and night, for this competition. With the help of their amazing staff: Captain Nicholas Payne, Sergeant Chad Monaghan, and trainer Tomasz Deren, they were able to go into the competition with confidence. RMC gave it everything they had, and were happy to have finished knowing they had pushed to their limits. Representing Canada on an international stage is no small feat, but these 11 officer cadets succeeded and by the end of the week were incredibly proud to call themselves Canadian. - OCdt Perigo


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