Issue 026/2006

Numéro 026/2006



In This Issue - Dans ce numéro
 

  Special Services Available to All
       Branches/Classes
  ÉLOF D'UN JOUR ESCADRON RICHELIEU
 LES ÉLOFS DE L’ESCADRON RICHELIEU
      «ENVAHISSENT » SAINT-JEAN-SUR-
       RICHELIEU
 
  Cadets & Ex Cadets make big splash @ CISM
 6349 Alain Pellerin (CMR / RMC ’65) – Visits
       Afghanistan
  What's Happening Around the College?
  Ex Cadets In the News   Where are they now?  What are they doing?
  We get e-mails   Extra Innings
 

 And much, more.               Et beaucoup plus


General Rick Hillier, CDS, kibitzing with: on his right arm, IV Year 23807 Peter Hanly; and on his left arm IV Year, 23719 Eric Andrews at the recent highly successful Calgary Legacy Dinner. There is no truth to the rumour that both cadets suffered massive injuries as a result of the horseplay and will be seeking medical compensation!! 

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Quotation of the Week

"Teaming up with the Canadian Football League for the 94th Grey Cup is a great way for Canadian Forces members to get out and interact with the public," said General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff. "The Grey Cup is a strong and proud Canadian tradition and it's the perfect event for us to be a part of to let the public know who we are, what we do and how to get involved with our organization."

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Trivia  
 

Pictured are two postcards of RRMC.  From what era is it? 

a.   1950s;

b.   1960s;

c.   1970s; or

      d.   1980s 

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photo by Gerry Locklin

Did you know?  

Mackenzie Building was originally called the Administrative Building, was opened as an Educational and Messing complex in 1878.  The upper floor was used as a dormitory from time to time to relieve an overcrowded situation in the Stone Frigate. 

Sawyer Building 1972-77 was named in honour of 1557 Col WR Sawyer, OBE, ED, MSc, PhD, LLD, DSc Mil, FCIC, Vice Commandant and Director of Studies 1948-67.  

Answer right after Extra Innings below.

 

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Special services available to all Branches / Classes

The RMC Club is pleased to announce two new inexpensive services for those Classes and Branches who have decided to host their respective websites free of charge on the RMC Club Server.

1.  A Class Bulletin Board

PHPBB is a free high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable Open Source bulletin board package with a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ based on the powerful PHP server language and a MySQL database server.  (http://www.phpbb.com/)

 2. Photo Gallery

Coppermine is a free multi-purpose fully-featured and integrated web picture gallery script written in PHP using GD or ImageMagick as image library with a MySQL backend. (http://www.phpbb.com/)  

Each Class will have its own BB and Gallery with a common logon access bridging both enhancements.  The cost to install these two programs, link them to the MySQL database and build the logon with a unique Logon/Password combination for each participating group will be $175.

If your Class is interested, please contact Peter Dawe, Club Executive Director.

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TOP HEADLINES

ÉLOF D'UN JOUR
ESCADRON RICHELIEU
10 et 11 novembre 2006

par André Durand OL CMR


Les Élofs d'un jour regardent attentivement l'Escadron Richelieu lors des Cérémonies du Jour du Souvenir.

La troisième édition de l'activité "Élof d'un jour", au sein de l'Escadron Richelieu, s'est déroulé de concert avec les cérémonies du Jour du Souvenir et la Journée Porte ouverte. Onze candidats et 2 candidates au PFOR ont ainsi participer, pendant 24 heures, aux activités de l'année préparatoire. Hormis le séjour et la prise des repas sur le site, les candidats ont fait le test de conditionnement physique du CMR et participer aux cérémonies du Jour du Souvenir de la Ville de Saint-Jean sur Richelieu. 

La majorité des participants venaient de la région de Québec et de Chicoutimi. Accompagné de deux nouveaux sergents recruteurs et un nouveau conseiller en carrière militaire, le groupe a grandement apprécié son expérience.  Une version s'adressant à des candidats plus jeunes est en voie de préparation (Sec III et IV) pour le mois de février 2007. 


Les 13 Élofs d'un jour, édition 2006, accompagnés de 2 Sgt Recruteurs,
1 Conseiller en carrière militaire et de l'OL CMR (Québec), André Durand

LES ÉLOFS DE L’ESCADRON RICHELIEU
«ENVAHISSENT » SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU
 

 
(écrit par l’Élève officier Émilie Létourneau)


OCdt Joshua Reid and Élof Marc-André Lussier hand out glow sticks

RICHELIEU SQUADRON OFFICER CADETS « INVADE » SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU

  Élof Marc-André Lussier distributes glow sticks

Les arrondissements de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu et d’Iberville au Québec ont été « envahis » par les élèves officiers de l’Escadron Richelieu, l’Année préparatoire du Collège militaire royal du Canada, lors du soir de l’Halloween. 

En effet, près de 90 élèves officiers et même quelques professeurs de l’Année préparatoire ont remis 2 000 colliers lumineux aux jeunes enfants déguisés pour une meilleure visibilité et, en partenariat avec le Service des incendies, le Service de Police de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu et Postes Canada, ont participé à la surveillance dans les rues des divers secteurs achalandés de la ville en vue d’assurer leur sécurité. Heureusement, la pluie a fait place à un temps doux pour les petits monstres. 

Tout au long de la soirée, les participants de cette activité unique ont pu entendre de très bons commentaires de la part des enfants du coin, mais surtout de la part des parents. Plusieurs on même chaleureusement remercié les élèves officiers pour leur participation active auprès de la communauté.

Ainsi les élèves officiers de la promotion de 2011 a perpétué la tradition du Collège militaire royal qui veut que chaque promotion participe à une activité annuelle afin de maintenir d’étroites relations avec la communauté et de perfectionner leurs compétences en gestion et leadership.  

« Dès qu’on a mis le pied hors de l’autobus, les enfants nous ont vite rejoint. On a ensuite marché à travers le quartier et en moins d’une heure, je dirait même, une demi-heure, tout nos colliers avaient disparu!» a souligné l’élève officier Irina Jakhovets. 

Tout ceci nous prouve qu’on n’est jamais trop vieux pour passer l’Halloween, car, avec un peu de bonté, on retrouve vite notre cœur d’enfant!

The neighbourhoods of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Iberville, Québec, were “invaded” on Hallowe’en night by the officer cadets of Richelieu Squadron, the Preparatory Year of the Royal Military College. 

Close to 90 officer cadets and even a few of their professors handed out 2,000 luminous necklaces to improve the visibility of the young trick-or-treaters during Hallowe’en.  In partnership with the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Police and Fire Services as well as Canada Post, the members of Richelieu Squadron also maintained a presence in the busiest neighbourhoods to help keep an eye on the all the little goblins and superheroes.  Throughout the evening many positive comments were heard from the children, and in particular from their parents.  Several of them extended warm thanks to the officer cadets for their active involvement in their community.  

This activity represented the Class of 2011 Project, a longstanding tradition in which cadets from each class of the Royal Military College undertake a project to develop stronger ties with their community and improve their own organizational and leadership skills.  Naval Cadet Christine Larocque added, «Parents were happy to see us distributing glow-sticks for their children’s safety, and it was fun at the same time. » 

All this goes to show that when we make a kind gesture, we are never too old to trick or treat!
 

 

 

 

 

Cadets & Ex Cadets Make Big Splash at CISM


CISM Swimming and Lifesaving Team

The CISM Swimming and Lifesaving Team have been busy since the 2003 World Military Games in Catania, Italy, training and competing at numerous National and International events.  With two major CISM events scheduled for 2007 (CISM Lifesaving Championships in June and the 4th Military World Games in October), the team is training hard in preparation for what proves to be one of their most exciting years ever. 

In recent years, RMC Cadets and Ex-Cadets have played a vital part in the team’s success and medal winnings.  Despite cuts to the Varsity Program in 2001 that resulted in the termination of the RMC CIS Swim Team, increasing and continued support from the College has prevented the pool of talented and dedicated RMC swimmers and lifesavers from drying up. 

In September 2004, the CISM Lifesaving Team competed at the World Lifesaving Championships in Viareggio, Italy.  The team was led by Capts 21883 Karla Swift (nee Alexander) (RMC ’01)  and 22021 Martin Launiere (RMC 01) who were both instrumental in the team’s gold medal performance in the SERC (Simulated Emergency Response Competition) event.  Other Cadets and Ex-Cadets that were members of the 2004 team included: 21532 Maj Garth Sindrey (RMC ’99), 21430 Lt(N) Heather Galbraith (nee Beynon) (RMC ’99), 23067 Lt Lianne Anderson (nee Clark) (RMC ’05), 23427 ASlt Amanda Bruni (RMC’06), and 23677 NCdt Teri Share (’07). 

The team continued to build on the strong lifesaving performance by focusing on the World Lifesaving Championships held in February 2006 in Geelong, Australia.  RMC Cadets and Ex-Cadets on this team were Maj Garth Sindrey, Capts Karla Swift, Martin Launiere, and 22214 Nils French (RMC ’02), Lts 22933 Kirri Lean (RMC ’04) and 22807 Michelle Whitty (RMC ’04), ASlt Amanda Bruni, NCdt Teri Share, and 23983 OCdt Stephanie Bigelow (RMC ’08) .  In recognition of exceptional performance and achievements in the sport of Lifesaving, Capt Martin Launiere and NCdt Teri Share were both asked to be members of the Canadian National Lifesaving Team. 
 


Women’s Team (6 of 7 Cadets or Ex-Cadets)  


Men’s Team (2 Ex-Cadets) – Australia 2006)
 

On completion of lifesaving in Australia, the team shifted gears back to swimming to prepare for the 41st World Military Swimming Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in August 2006.  Competing against a world-class field of swimmers that included current, past, and future Olympians, the CISM Swimming Team met the challenge admirably with two podium finishes.  OCdt Stephanie Bigelow won a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley and ASlt Amanda Bruni earned a bronze medal in the 200m Breaststroke.  Other ex-cadets participating in the event were Maj Garth Sindrey and Lt Kirri Lean.  Even 10973 Col John McManus (RMC ’76), Chief of the Mission for the Canadian Team, got in on the action and swam a blistering leadoff leg for the ‘Coaches and Support Staff’ Relay for Canada. 


ASlt Amanda Bruni receiving Bronze medal for 200m Breaststroke 


OCdt Stephanie Bigelow on the podium after receiving Silver medal for 200m Individual Medley 


Col John McManus and OCdt Stephanie Bigelow

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6349 Alain Pellerin (CMR/RMC '65) Visits Afghanistan

I have recently returned from a one week fact finding/familiarization visit in Kandahar and Kabul, at the invitation of the Chief of Defence Staff, and as a representative of the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA).  I came away with a feeling of immense pride in the men and women of the CF, both regular and reserve forces. They are doing an outstanding job in trying to stabilize and rebuild a country devastated by 25 years of warfare, they have a sense of purpose, they believe in the mission and have confidence in their leaders and equipment. They are the best this nation can offer and they have paid a high price.

I believe the NATO forces in the southern provinces are pointing in the right direction as far as the provision of security is concerned. The big problem in Kandahar and the southern provinces is that there are not enough NATO boots on the ground.  In my view, at least two more strong battle groups are required in Kandahar and Helmand provinces.   

The next six to twelve months will be crucial for the NATO Afghan mission particularly in the southern provinces but also in Kabul. Time is of the essence and the Allies need to do more. The NATO summit in Latvia will address the matter, hopefully NATO allies will answer the call.    

We draw to your attention an op/ed piece by 3528 General (ret’d) Paul Manson RRMC / RMC ’56), President of the CDA Institute,entitled “NDP Attack on Afghan Mission lacks Credibility”, published in the latest issue of Frontline, in which he examines the NDP stance on Afghanistan. 

The article can be accessed through the following link: 

http://www.frontline-global.com/Manson_2006.pdf 

We at the CDA strongly support Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan, and honour those men and women, soldiers and diplomats, who have given their lives for our country.   

We remember, too, the sacrifices made by Canadians serving this great nation throughout the 20th and into the 21st centuries, and the CDA will honour them on November 11. 

At the going down of the sun
And in the morning,
We will remember them. 
 

6349 Alain Pellerin (CMR / RMC ’65)
CDA, Executive Director

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What's Happening Around the College?


Follow the links for results and individual stats.

http://oua.ca/sports/mbasketball/
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23793 IV Adam Asquini
Chemical Engineering ROTP

Click HERE for more . . .

23830 IV Jennifer Donofrio - Honours Business Administration RETP
Click HERE for more . . .

http://oua.ca/sports/wbasketball/

http://oua.ca/sports/mvolleyball/ 
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23777 IV Jonathan Lucas  Mechanical Engineering ROTP
Click HERE for more . . .

23692 IV Leah West
Honours Politics, ROTP

Click HERE for more . . .

http://oua.ca/sports/wvolleyball/

http://oua.ca/sports/mhockey/

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NATIONAL FLAG ETIQUETTE/L ETIQUETTE SUR LE DRAPEAU NATIONAL
http://intranet.rmc.ca/administration/pers_admin/canforgen/cfgDetail.cfm?CANFORGENID=165-06 

http://intranet.rmc.ca/administration/pers_admin/canforgen/fr/cfgDetail.cfm?CANFORGENID=165-06

"I don't believe the Canadian population considers itself at war,"

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/insight/story.html?id=dab5d08e-4178-496f-b4bb-c4fc5314946a
... General Grassett was born in Toronto and he and Crerar attended Kingston Royal Military College 
together shortly after the first war. ...

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/westcott111006.htm

We pick-up our news sources from wherever we can. We do our best to authenticate each one before we publish it.  Readers are encouraged to forward any item on an Ex Cadet, former staff member from any of the three military colleges.  College number & photo will make our life a lot easier.   William.oliver@rmc.ca

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FOCUS

Where Are They Now? What Are They Doing? 

S155 Doctor Willard S Boyle (born August 19, 1924) is a Canadian physicist and co-inventor
of the Charge-coupled device.  

Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Boyle served in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Canadian Navy
during World War II but did not see active service. He gained a BSc (1947), MSc (1948) and PhD
(1950) from McGill University. 

After receiving his doctorate Boyle spent one year at Canada's Radiation Lab and two years
teaching physics at the Royal Military College of Canada. In 1953 Boyle joined Bell Labs where
he invented the first continuously operating ruby laser with Don Nelson in 1962, and was named
on the first patent for a semiconductor injection laser. He was made director of Space Science and Exploratory Studies at the Bell labs subsidiary Bellcomm in 1962, providing support for the Apollo space program and helping to select lunar landing sites.

He returned to Bell Labs in 1964, working on the development of integrated circuits. 

In 1969, Boyle and George E. Smith invented the Charge-coupled device (CCD), for which they have been joint recipients of the Franklin Institute’s Stuart Ballantine Medal in 1973, the IEEE’s 1974 Morris Liebmann Award, and the 2006 Charles Stark Draper Prize. 

Boyle was Executive Director of Research for Bell Labs from 1975 to his retirement in 1979, when he moved back to
Nova Scotia and served on the research council of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research and the Science Council of the Province of Nova Scotia. 

Doctor Boyle suggests, "Know how to judge when to persevere and when to quit. If you're going to do something,
do it well. You don't have to be better than everyone else, but you ought to do your personal best."  

http://www.science.ca/scientists/scientistprofile.php?pID=129

3201 Austen (Aus) Cambon (RMC ’54).  Following a career in business and international consulting, Aus has, for the
past decade, been teaching Business programs in Canada, USA, China, and the Middle East.  He is currently teaching
in the Faculty of Business at the University of Guelph-Humber and in the Business School at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, both in Toronto.

3462 Chris Smith (RRMC ‘53)…A very deserving member of the Order of the Soggy Goggles. 

Follow the links for more:  

http://www.mastersswimmingontario.ca/swimmers/swims09.htm 

http://www.mymsc.ca/Features/200611/President.jsp 

http://www.mymsc.ca/Features/200610/ChrisSmith.jsp

5216 Doctor David D. Springate (RMC 1961)
School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas 75083, (972) 883-2647, spring8@utdallas.edu  

Springate holds a Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1972; a M.B.A., University of Western Ontario,
1967; B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alberta, 1962 and a B.Sc., Engineering, Royal Military College of
Canada, 1961. Since 1991, he has been at the The University Of Texas at Dallas, currently serving as Associate Dean
for Executive Education in School of Management. From 1962 – 1965, Springate was a Captain in the Royal Canadian
Air Force, serving as an Engineering officer evaluating airborne electronics and weapons systems.   

Current Research 

"The Financial Executive's Role: Toward Corporate Competitiveness", (with R. Miller). 

Current Cases in Draft:

"Civil Tiltrotor Aircraft". Case dealing with civil version of Osprey Aircraft (with R. Young).  

"Analysis of Fungizone". New teaching case involving Squibb U.S.

Pharmaceutical Group (with K. Pickering).

5300 Captain (N) (Retired) Robert H Thomas OMM,CD (RRMC RMC ‘62)

Robert H. Thomas, Research Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4H6, Canada, Phone: (902) 494-3769, Fax: (902) 494-3825 thomasrh@sympatico.ca http://centreforforeignpolicystudies.dal.ca/pdf/rhthomas_cv.pdf 

He had a successful career of commissioned service in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces, the last six in
the rank of Captain(N). He has twenty years experience in strategic, national and maritime security analysis and fifteen years of consulting experience on maritime operations and senior officer professional development. He conducted
in-depth analyses of Senior Officer and General Officer professional development requirements for the Department of National Defence. Analysed distance learning and management programmes for the Royal Military College from 1996 – 2003. He served as the Director of Cadets (1983 -1986) and Director of Administration (1981 - 1983) at Royal Military College of Canada - Kingston. He holds a MA (War Studies) 1983 and a BA (History) 1962 from the Royal Military
College of Canada. His Master's thesis topic: The Defence of Trade in the Gulf of St. Lawrence 1939-45. He is a
member of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.

8439 Doctor Sunny M Marche (RMC ’70) 

Marche, S., BA (Royal Military College), MEd (Alberta), PhD (London School of Economics). 
Since 1999, Marsh has been an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems 
School of Business Administration Dalhousie University Halifax, NS Canada, B3H 3J5 
Tel: (902) 494-1813 Fax: (902) 494-1107 sunny.marche@dal.ca  
http://myweb.dal.ca/smmarche/
 
Sunny completed a Ph. D. from the London School of Economics, where he developed 
tools to measure data model stability.  He has a Diploma in Education and a Master of 
Education (Industrial Vocational) from the University of Alberta.  He is also a graduate of 
the Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Economics.  Sunny is a  certified 
management consultant (CMC), with 25 years of consulting experience in a wide variety of areas, and is currently 
an Associate Professor, MIS at Dalhousie University.
He is a certified management consultant with over 20 years experience. His areas of research interest are 
the knowledge management practices of large organizations particularly in the health professions and 
governments, and the relationship of language to the design and use of information technologies. Knowledge 
management and language use, especially in relation to database design and use, are closely inter-related 
through management sense-making. 
 
Works in Progress:
Cascading the Value Proposition Throughout the Organization:  the Rationale; 
Moda Futura:  Family Business Meets Venture Capital. 
Mapping Global Estimates of Faculty Time against the Daily Record; 
Meta-analysis: the Impact of Information Systems on Patient Outcomes. 
The Economics of the Registry Agents’ Business in 

Alberta:  A Privatization Case Study.

7654 Commander (Retired) James "Mitch" Ewan CD (RMC ‘69)

ewan@hawaii.edu
James Ewan has been employed as a Hydrogen Systems Prog. Mgr., Hawaii Natural 
Energy Institute, School of Ocean And Earth Science And Technology at the University of 
Hawaii at Manoa since 2002. 

He holds a B.S. Applied Science from the Royal Military College of Canada and a PSC
from the Royal Navy Staff College Greenwich, London, UK. He served as a Destroyer Commanding Officer, a submarine Commanding Officer
and a Navy Diving Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy. He also published U.S. Patent #5,346,778 for the Clean Energy Transportation System. 

More:  http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hnei.hawaii.edu/cvimages/ewan.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.hnei.hawaii.edu/template2.asp%
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12587 Lieutenant-Colonel William W.R. Moore  (RMC ’80) 

Lieutenant-Colonel William W.R. Moore is now the BCEO for CFB Esquimalt and Joint Engineer, Joint Task Force (Pacific). moore.wr3@forces.gc.ca

14037 Dr. Scott GS Knight  (RMC ‘83)

The 2006 International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST 2006)was held at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, Markham, Ontario, Canada on October 30 - November 1, 2006.

The theme of the conference, which was hosted by the University of Ontario Institute 
of Technology (UOIT), was Bridging the Gap between PST Technologies and Business 
Services.  http://www.businessandit.uoit.ca/pst2006/
 
The program featured research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on different 
aspects of electronic services and PST technologies. The Workshop Chair was 14037 
Scott GS Knight CD (RMC ‘83)  knight-s@rmc.ca  
16901 Major Klaus KB Schneider (RMC 1989) Schneider.KAM@forces.gc.ca

Major Klaus Schneider, CD, Canadian Forces Support Training Group Military Police Provost Marshal, CFB Borden. In May 1989 he graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Honours BA in Military and Strategic Studies.

17435 Doctor Michael MJ Brydon  (RRMC ’90)

Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University,  
Burnaby Phone: 604-291-5408 Surrey Phone: 778-782-8042 (28042) 
Burnaby Office: WMC 3325 Surrey Office: Surrey 15-210 
Email Address: mjbrydon@sfu.ca 
 
Doctor Michael MJ Brydon was a lecturer/technical Officer in the Department of Engineering Management, 
Royal Military College of Canada (1991 - 1993) where he taught Computer Integrated Manufacturing and 
Automated Systems. He also worked as a Database Analyst/Programmer, Royal Military College of 
Canada (1990 - 1991).  Doctor Michael MJ Brydon has been employed since 2000 as an Assistant Professor, 
Business Administration (Management Information Systems), Simon Fraser University. Brydon holds a Ph.D. 
(UBC) and a M.Eng., B. Eng. (Royal Military College of Canada). 
http://www.sfubusiness.ca/fac_cvs/mjbrydon.pdf

17873 Mr. Craig CA Luker (RMC 1991)

Mr. Craig Alan Luker, P. Eng has been a practicing accident reconstruction engineer 
with Forensic Dynamics Inc (FDI) since January 1995. In 2005 Mr. Luker (partner) started 
the Seattle office of FDI. He has been registered as a Professional Engineer in both BC 
and Alberta. He worked as an Armament Systems Engineer at the Department of 
National Defence (Cold Lake, Alberta) from 1992 - 1993.
 
info@forensicdynamics.com 
http://www.forensicdynamics.com/luker.php
Lieutenant Commander (retired) J. William Cupp was an Assistant Professor at RMC, Kingston, 
from July 1993 - December 1996. He taught Third and Fourth year students courses in Electrical and 
Computer Engineering. Since retiring as Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy in 1997, he has been an Associate 
Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department of Indiana Wesleyan University in 
Marion, Indiana.  
 
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Master of Science - Computer Science from Nova Southeastern 
University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and a Bachelor of Science from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, 
Florida.

cupp@computer.org

G1398 Doctor Sarah Jane Meharg (RMC 1999) M.A. (War Studies) Doctor Sarah Jane Meharg has been an 
Assistant Professor, Department of Political and Economical Science at the Royal Military College of 
Canada, Kingston Ontario since 2004 Sarah.Meharg@rmc.ca. She has also been a Senior Researcher, 
Department of Research and Program Development, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre since 2003. She has been 
on the Board of Directors, Peaceful Schools International since 2004. 
Jean-Francois Lamarche, who was an instructor at RMC in 1998 and 1999, currently teaches in the 
Department of Economics at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Jean-Francois Lamarche holds a 
PHD in Economics from Queen's University, a MA from the University of Victoria, and a B Sc in economics 
from the University of Montreal. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Canadian 
Economics Association, and the Econometric Society.  jfl@brocku.ca
Scot Robertson, a former associate professor in the department of politics and economics and associate 
chair of war studies at RMC [2002-2004], is currently employed as an associate professor in the 
department of history at the University of Alberta. From 1988-2002 he worked as a defence scientist with the 
Department of National Defence. He holds a PHD in military history from the University of New Brunswick, 
a Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in 
Political Science from Queen's University and a Military Operations and Research Certificate from the Royal 
Military College of Science in Shrivensham. His research interests include airpower and aerospace 
power strategic studies and international relations modern military & aerospace theory military innovation and 
doctrinal development (the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA)) military education and professional development 
technology and military development. 

scot.robertson@ualberta.ca

 

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Où sont-ils?  Que font-ils?

Where are they now?  What are they doing?

De temps à autre, e-Veritas mettra en vedette un Ancien, un membre du personnel d'autrefois et ou un ami du Collège.  Ces articles seront reproduits dans le langage reçu et rarement traduits.  Nous invitons nos lecteurs à soumettre des articles a william.oliver@rmc.ca dans la langue de leur choix. From time to time, E-Veritas will focus on an Ex cadet; former staff member; and / or a friend of the college. Articles will be reproduced in the language received and in most cases not translated.  We invite readers to submit articles to william.oliver@rmc.ca in the language of their choice.
 

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Ex Cadets in the News!

CORRECTION/APOLOGY:  We made a mistake.  In the e-Veritas 25 (7 Nov '06) edition of the "Ex Cadets in the News" section we included a note/link, submitted by 'a stranger', about 8548 Captain (ret'd) Karol Madera (RRMC/RMC '70).

It was only after the edition was released to our readership that we realized that the reference--maliciously submitted by a person 'adverse in interest'--was highly inappropriate. As such, we obviously should not have had it published. 

We found that the info in/supporting the link could not be substantiated and was therefore without proper foundation. At the first opportunity after realizing our mistake we withdrew the note/link from our website. 

e-Veritas regrets the mistake and offers a full and unreserved apology for any distress or inconvenience that this may have caused Captain Madera, or for any damage to his good name and standing.

Readers may contact Karol directly via the e-mail button/link found at the bottom of
http://members.shaw.ca/ve7kfm/


14971 Timothy R. Haig (RMC '85)
New appointments to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy 
 

The Honorable Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Environment, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Chernushenko,14971 Timothy R. Haig  (RMC ’85) and Dr. Mark Jaccard to the National Round Table on theEnvironment and the Economy (NRTEE). Their appointments have been confirmed bythe Governor in Council and are effective immediately.  

 "With their knowledge and experience, Mr. Chernushenko, Mr. Haig and Dr.Jaccard, will be able to examine the environmental and economic implications of issues brought to the NRTEE and offer judicious advice on how to reconcile these often competing interests with a view to moving society towards a cleaner and healthier Canada," said Minister Ambrose.   

The NRTEE is dedicated to exploring new opportunities to integrate environmental conservation and economic development, in order to sustain Canada's prosperity and secure its future. Its mandate has recently been enhance to provide advice to Canada's New Government with respect to the Clean Air Regulatory Agenda.   

The NRTEE was created in October 1988 by then Prime Minister Mulroney and its independent role and

mandate were enshrined in the National Round Tableon the Environment and Economy Act. Its 24 members are drawn from distinguished leaders in business and labour, universities, environmental organizations, Aboriginal communities and municipalities. 

Biographical note on Mr. Tim  Haig follows:    

14971 Timothy R. Haig (RMC ’85)

Mr. Haig has over 20 years in the field strategic business development and financing with an emphasis on environmental technologies and engineering. Mr. Haig is President and CEO of BIOX Corporation and Chair of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. Prior to founding BIOX Corporation in September 2000, Mr. Haig held several senior management positions with high profile organizations both in Canada and the UK such as Ove Arup & Partners and Tarmac, Black and Veatch. In addition, he was a principal in CMA Associates which promoted, developed and financed several major wind farms across Europe.

Tim Haig received his MBA in London, England and his degree as an Industrial Engineer from the Royal Military College of Canada.

We pick-up our news sources from wherever we can.  We do our best to authenticate each one befroew we publish it.  Readers are encouraged to forward any item on an Ex Cadet, former staff member from any of the three military colleges.  College number & photo will make our life a lot easier.  william.oliver@rmc.ca 

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  We get e-mails . . . 

This year I took the opportunity to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa.  This was the first time for me even though I have been in Ottawa for over 20 years.  Usually, I participate in the various ceremonies in the smaller communities here in the Ottawa valley.  While there, I took along my camera and took several hundred images.  I have attached four pictures of the contingent from RMC.  I thought you may find them interesting and maybe those cadets who participated in this contingent may want them.  I have better quality image files should anyone wish them. 

13904 Mike MacGregor (RMC ’84) 

Ed:  Many thanks.  It is always nice receiving relevant photos, which we can use in e-V.

IV Burn's recent article on his experiential foray seems a rather pointless experiment.  Indeed, abandoning the strut and panache of the RMC grounds for domestic living is disappointing to read and ultimately detrimental to the College. Coupled with Captain Aralt Giolla Chainnigh's public refusal to acknowledge the Crown there appears to be a destructive mindset occurring at the College.   

M0811 K.F.Duff (RMC ' 01)

I refer to the e-mail message in your e-veritas 25, from 10209 Chris Chance, wherein Mr. Chance denies that Mike McCartney is a member of the Class of '74 because he did not graduate.  I don't know whether the RMC Club has any specific rules, but for my Class (RR '54 & RMC '56), anyone who started with us in '52 is a Classmate - whether he graduated or not.  An alumnus is a "former student", not necessarily a graduate. 

Yours aye,

3506 Ron Capern

Thanks so very much for the ongoing support for RMC Fencing.  We appreciate the coverage and the publicity to ex-cadets across the country!  The RMC cadets are so pleased with their solid victory over West Point! 

A134 Patricia Howes
RMC Fencing Head Coach

I continue to enjoy e-Veritas and thank you for the tremendous job you’re doing.

I noticed the ‘Stamps’ article in Issue 024 (01 Nov 2006) and thought I’d add a bit of personal trivia regarding the ’76 stamps. Back in the day, the only living people allowed to have their image on a Canadian stamp was royalty, so the cadets on the stamps are ‘likenesses’ of the cadets who ‘modelled’ for the photos that were taken prior to the stamp’s production. The cadets who modelled for the two stamps were:

Cadet Wing Commander image: 10966 Michel Maissoneuve, who was Cadet Wing Commander (Honour Slate) for the Class of ‘76

Colour Party image: Colour Bearer- 11027 Ken Watkin, Right Sentry- 11111 Kevin J. Macdonald (on the left, looking at the stamp), Left Sentry- 11130 David T. Neil (on the right, looking at the stamp). There were several Colour Parties assembled that year for the various RMC Centennial events (Royal Ag Fair, Freedom of the City of Kingston, Presentation of New Colours on Parliament Hill, Grad, etc.), but I believe we three were chosen because we were Colour Party members in the majority, if not all, of those events; and, coincidentally, members of the Colour Party for whichever event was upcoming at the time of the photos!

 TDV and cheers,

11111 Kevin J. Macdonald, RRMC RMC ’76)

Ed:  Thanks for the history lesson!  It fills in a lot of blanks.

The success and popularity of e-Veritas is the result of a lot of work and cooperation from a few folks.  Not the least:  Bob Cross, Webmaster; Michelle Wright who assists Bob with the layout and final product; Victoria Edwards who has been providing a “ton” of material (articles) which we have been using of late; and IV Year 23439 Kayne Carr who assists with research; cadet related articles; proof reading and his toughest assignment, of all -  tutoring / coaching Bill in more effective use of the PC.

Pouvez-vous me confirmer que le Bulletin Véritas est bien disponible en langue française. 

Merci. 

Professeur Pierre Paquette 

Nous regrettons que e-Veritas ne soit pas bilingue mais le temps, le manque de personnel et les ressources ne nous permettent pas de traduire le matériel reçu.  Tel qu’indiqué dans le bulletin, nous imprimons les articles dans la langue que nous les recevons, en français en anglais ou les deux versions lorsque traduits.

Nous aimerions recevoir un plus grand nombre d’articles en français peut-être que nos lecteurs de langue française pourraient nous rendre ce service de temps à autre.

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Flashback: 
2001 - RMC - There's No Place Like It!   
 

[One former student--Canadian astronaut 13738 Chris Hadfield (RRMC / RMC ’82) --spent a few moments last April reminiscing about his alma mater while soaring overhead in the space shuttle Endeavour--on his way to becoming the first Canadian to walk in space. "As we passed south of Peterborough, I could see the edge of the Canadian Shield and the lakes to the north," he told Legion Magazine. "I swung my camera around to pick out Trenton and Mountainview where I first flew solo so many years ago, in an air cadet glider. Following Lake Ontario's shore, we came up on Kingston. Carefully, steadying the camera, I squeezed the film's last few photos at the mouth of the Cataraqui River--at RMC."] 

For more:  

http://www.legionmagazine.com/features/militarymatters/01-09.asp

 

Extra Innings
Manches supplémentaires


 


This is the 58th e-Veritas issue that has been published using this format.  Over the course of these past 22 months, it has earned a solid reputation amongst our readers, as a strong, interesting and enjoyable Newsletter that punches above its weight – and continues to grow.   

We have strived to provide first-class content and thanks to the expertise of 5070 Bob Cross (RMC ’61), Webmaster & President, Megram Consulting Services and assistant, Michelle Wright, the final e-Veritas layout has a 58 unblemished streak of excellence. 

The financial commitment received from the RMC Club; the morale support provided at all levels of the Club Executive; and cooperation from the entire Panet House staff, in particular, Nathalie Jean, who provides up-to-date distribution lists, for each edition - ensures a top notch production. 

With this type of high level team work – and consistent article & photo contributions from you the reader – we will continue to strive for excellence.

E-Veritas 26 est le 58e numéro publié sous ce format.  Au cours des 22 derniers mois nos lecteurs ont apprécié ce bulletin qu’ils trouvent intéressant et de bonne qualité. 

Nous nous efforçons de vous présenter un produit de première qualité et grâce à la compétence de 5070 Bob Cross, webmestre et président de Megram Consulting Services, et de son adjointe Michelle Wright, la mise en page de ce dernier numéro est le 58e d’une série d’excellence. 

L’engagement financier du Club des CMR, l’appui moral à tous les niveaux de l’exécutif du Club et la coopération du personnel de la Maison Panet surtout de Nathalie Jean qui fournit les distributions listes, à jour, pour chaque édition – assure une production de premier ordre. 

Avec ce genre de travail d’équipe – et avec les contributions continues d’articles et de photos de nos lecteurs – nous maintiendrons nos efforts visant toujours vers l’excellence.

 

Trivia Answer: 


b.         1960s; 

"Many Hands - make the burden light".   « L’aide de plusieurs rend la tâche facile »

S125 Bill & S134 Rolande Oliver

 

The eVERITAS electronic Newsletter reaches over 5,000 readers . It is a service provided by the RMC Club for Members in good standing with current addresses in the data base.  It is designed to provide timely information on current events at RMC and to keep Members "connected".  Occasionally, it will be distributed to non-members to entice them to join or renew their membership.  Membership information is available at www.rmcclub.ca

Newsworthy articles from national or local papers that may not have been available to the majority of our readers may be reproduced in e-VERITAS.  We will also publish articles in either official language as submitted by Cadets and Staff, on "current life" at RMC.  Other short “human interest stories" about Cadets, Ex-Cadets, Alumni and current and former Staff at the College will appear from time-to-time.  Readers of e-VERITAS are encouraged to submit articles in either official language to william.oliver@rmc.ca.  In particular, up-to-date “Where are they now?” articles on Ex-Cadets, Alumni and current and former Staff would be most welcome.

eVERITAS is intended as a supplement and not a replacement of Veritas, the highly popular magazine of the RMC Club printed and distributed three times a year to Members by mail.
 

 

Chaque édition du bulletin électronique e-VERITAS rejoint plus de 5,000 lecteurs.  C’est un service fourni, par le Club des CMR, aux membres dont les adresses sont à jour dans notre base de données.  Son but est de fournir des renseignements à point nommé sur les actualités au CMR et de garder en communication les membres du Club.  Occasionnellement, il sera distribué aux membres qui ne sont plus en règle espérant qu’ils renouvelleront leur carte de membre annuelle ou qu’ils deviendront membres à vie.  Les renseignements sur l’adhésion au Club sont disponibles au www.rmcclub.ca.

Articles d’intérêt national ou local qui ne sont pas disponibles à la majorité de nos lecteurs seront reproduits dans e-VERITAS.  Nous produirons aussi des articles dans l’une des deux langues officielles soumis par les élèves officiers et le personnel du Collège sur la vie actuelle au CMR.  Nous offrirons de temps à autre de courtes anecdotes sur les élèves officiers, les Anciens et les membres du personnel d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Nous encourageons les lecteurs de e-VERITAS à soumettre des articles dans l’une ou l’autre des deux langues officielles à Rolande.Oliver@rmc.ca.  En particulier des articles récents sur « Où sont-ils présentement? » seraient grandement appréciés.

e-VERITAS est un supplément et NON une substitution pour VERITAS la revue populaire du Club des CMR imprimée et distribuée aux membres en règle, par la poste, trois fois par année.

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