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An obstacle a day – Obstacle 2 – Truck pull

Les élèves-officiers tirent un camion pendant la course à obstacles

As we approach Reunion Weekend 2018, we will preview an obstacle a day to let you see what First Year officer cadets will face on September 14. Obstacle 2 – Truck Pull. The aim of this obstacle is to promote cohesion and teamwork while being put under intense physical stress. To complete this obstacle each flight must pull a military truck in legs of 50 metres, and complete a task at the end of each leg. Cohesive teamwork and communication are essential to completing this obstacle successfully. The RMC obstacle course is the culmination of the First Year Orientation Program (FYOP) and the official entry of the First Year Class into the Cadet Wing.

An obstacle a day – Obstacle 1 – Rope bridge

Un élève officier de première année teste le pont de corde

This obstacle is a test of individual upper and lower body agility and strength. Each cadet will cross the bridge by holding onto the rope with their hands and feet/legs. To successfully complete this obstacle the entire First Year Flight must make it across the rope bridge. If any member touches the ground before they reach the end of the obstacle, they must return to the start of the challenge and attempt to cross again. The RMC obstacle course is the culmination of the First Year Orientation Program (FYOP) and the official entry of the First Year Class into the Cadet Wing. As we approach Reunion Weekend 2018, we will preview an obstacle a day to let you see what First Year officer cadets will face on September 14.

The Warrior Race

Les élèves-officiers de première année du CMR participent à la course du guerriers

Today, RMC First Year officer cadets participated in the Warrior Race: a competition that is designed to build teamwork and cohesion. The race incorporates several permanent obstacles of the RMC Obstacle Course, so it also acts as a practice run for the First Years before they run the course on Sept 14. The result of this race also counts towards the Commandant’s Cup, which is awarded to the squadron that performs the best throughout the year. #FYOP2018 #TruthDutyValour

Getting ready for the start of classes

Les élèves-officiers ramassent des livres pour tous leurs cours

Today at RMC, officer cadets were busy picking up books for all their courses, before the start of classes on September 4. Under the Regular Officer Training, the Department of National Defence funds the tuition nd books of officer cadets as they earn their undergraduate degrees.

Congratulations to the members of ALOY

Membres du Programme d’initiation au leadership à l’intention des Autochtones (PILA)

Congratulations to the members of the Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) program who celebrated the completion of their orientation camp at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on August 31, 2018. ALOY is a one-year program designed to provide students of Indigenous heritage with individual, group, and cultural experiences that will help build leadership and life skills. It exposes the students to the Canadian military, and helps them develop a variety of skill sets, including accreditation for further post-secondary education.

Ready for PT before the sun rises

Élèves-officiers en entraînement physique

Ready for PT before the sun rises. Good morning #FYOP2018. #TruthDutyValour

RMC welcomes students of Indigenous heritage

L’aîné Bernard Nelson de la Première Nation Eabametoong tient un petit bol d’herbes fumantes devant l’un des participants au PILA de cette année, pendant une cérémonie traditionnelle de purification par la fumée

Great article about ALOY program at RMC in The Maple Leaf, the official online national magazine of @CAF and DND employees.

Inspection of the obstacle course

Le Directeur des élèves-officier effectue une inspection de l’un des 12 obstacles

Director of Cadets, Colonel Chris Ayotte, conducts an inspection of one of 12 obstacles in preparation for RMC Obstacle course that will take place on Sept 14. A “Dry Run” of the obstacle course will take place tomorrow evening, when RMC staff and fourth-year students test the safety and proper working order of each obstacle.

First morning

Les élèves-officiers attendent leur inspection

It's an early start for the new class of 2022!

Pictures from the arrival

Marche sous l'arche des premières années

Check out these pictures from the arrival of the new N/OCdts at RMC!

The First Year Orientation Program starts tomorrow

Marche sous l'arche des premières années

The First Year Orientation Program starts tomorrow! 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 tomorrow, 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.

FYOP Staff Returns

Les élèves-officiers du CMR retournent chez eux après avoir reçu leurs tuniques dans les magasins de vêtements du CMR le 20 août 2018.

Officer Cadets have arrived a week early to prepare and receive training for the First Year Orientation Program (FYOP), which starts Saturday, August 25 after the incoming first years have marched through the Arch. For the class of 2022, the month-long program is the first step in the RMC journey of becoming officers in the Canadian Armed Forces. For the third and fourth year officer cadets who will be leading the orientation exercises, FYOP is a leadership opportunity where they will learn to instruct, mentor, and manage the first years with guidance from the experienced military members of the RMC Training Wing.

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

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