In This Issue 33

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WELCOME CLASS OF 2018

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A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status: Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:

4119 William Darling – Two Year Membership; 4830 Ted Couves; 5291 Stan Shepherd; 6332  Gaétan Dextras; M2088 Jeffery G Stewart-Taylor – lifetime membership.

 



Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

 

Notices - Any / all Reunion Classes are encouraged / invited to provide details concerning their particular weekend arrangements to be included in e-Veritas over the coming weeks. Send to: william.oliver@rmc.ca

Avis – Nous invitons/encourageons toutes les Classes de Réunion à nous faire parvenir les détails des arrangements pour leur fin de semaine en particulier afin de les inclure dans e-Veritas au cours des prochaines semaines. Envoyez à : william.oliver@rmc.ca

NEW

The Class of 1994 will celebrating its 20 years since graduation this RMC Reunion Weekend. For full information regarding all weekend activities please contact Jeremy Stowe (jerstowe@rogers.com) or join the RMC Class of 1994 Facebook Group page.

 

In This Issue 33:

Class of 2018 Arrive

FYOP 2014 – The First 24 Hours

Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Coles Notes on the Workings of the Armoured Corps

Jen Ochej Connects with 7278 Peter Fosbery

Sports and ALOY Update…

AFGHANISTAN A CANADIAN STORY 2001-2014 AS TOLD BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED

Keeping Tabs…

The Review: 1948 – 3 “Ws” & 1949 – The Reopening of RMC…

The Marker & Memories…

e-Veritas Sponsors Thank – You

Jobs – Careers / Carrières

Deaths | Décès

Call for Papers: 17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium /

Appel à communications: 17e Symposium annuel des étudiants diplômés

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ENCORE:

RMC Foundation Top 10 Classes – #4 – Class of 1953

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CMR SAINT-JEAN – 5/7 SEPT 2014 – FIN DE SEMAINE DES RETROUVAILLES – HOMECOMING WEEK-END

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

Morale Building Quotes from Joan of Arc

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

“Children say that people are sometimes hung for speaking the truth.”

“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.”

“Act, and God will act.”

 

Joan of Arc (1412[5] – 30 May 1431), nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans” is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family at Domrémy in north-east France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years’ War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted in only nine days. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII’s coronation at Reims. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the allied English-Burgundian faction. She was later handed over to the English,[6] and then put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges.[7] After Cauchon declared her guilty she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age.[8]

Twenty-five years after her execution, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.[8] Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She is one of the nine secondary patron saints of France, along with St. Denis, St. Martin of Tours, St. Louis, St. Michael, St. Remi, St. Petronilla, St. Radegund and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Joan of Arc has been a popular figure in cultural history since the time of her death, and many famous writers, filmmakers and composers have created works about her. Cultural depictions of Joan of Arc have continued in films, theatre, television, video games, music, and performances to this day.

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Class of 2018 Arrive

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The official start of FYOP

By: WJO

Family & friends waited patiently at the Field House on Saturday (23 Aug) for the arrival of the Class of 2018 to arrive from Ste Jean, PQ.

Once the cadets arrived, following their three hour bus trip, it did not take long for family members and loved ones to meet up and embrace. Many a tear flowed as moms & dads; grandparents, siblings and other significant others all caught up with the news.

RMCC Commandant, 16888 BGen Al Meinzinger , College Chief Warrant Officer, CPO1 Keith Davidson and personnel from the entire Military Wing and other college staff spent time mingling with the new arrivals and their families & friends. Questions and answers flowed a mile a minute. One had the sense that the visitors really appreciated the personal touch provided by the staff.

A short time later the cadets formed-up outside and made their very first significant milestone together as a Class by marching through the Memorial Arch.

The Memorial Arch was a gift from the RMC Club of Canada to the college; it was officially unveiled and dedicated in 1924.

More on the history of the Memorial Arch.

Parents, families, friends and spectators gathered near the Memorial Arch where the commandant, 16888 BGen Al Meinzinger took the salute. Most of the crowd followed along the Valour Drive leading to the Parade Square; waiting for them there was the rest of the Cadet Wing (II, III, & IV Years).

The formal official welcome was left to the first year Director of Cadets, 19944 LCol Mark Popov. The Royal Roads Military College graduate (Class of ’95) was eloquent in his address – touching all the bases – although the main focus of his message was directed to the new arrivals – he stressed the importance of support from the individual families.

He also had words of welcome to the II, III, & IV Years; and made a point of stressing the high level of support available from the staff, officers & non commissioned members – from all three elements of the CAF – Navy, Army & Air Force.

Over the next five weeks the new arrivals will be busy (to say the least) learning the RMCC way of doing things. Also, officially known as  First Year Orientation Period (FYOP). This will be a big challenge for most, if not all of them. The end of FYOP culminates with the Obstacle Course, Friday 26 September and the badging parade, Saturday 27 September. A can’t miss for family & friends!

e-Veritas will do our best to keep everyone up-to-date on a weekly basis with photos & short articles from different perspectives. As high-lighted by LCol Popov the next five weeks will be challenging; when given the opportunity it will be important for family & friends to provide as much encouragement and support, as possible – even from a distance.

Another page has turned in the 138 year history of the Royal Military College of Canada. Good luck to all the new arrivals.

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The Cadet Wing Welcomes the Class of 2018

Article by OCdt Zoretich, 26573, Cadet Wing Ethics Officers and edited by OCdt Thomas, 26239, Cadet Wing Choir Master

Families and friends gathered to watch their sons and daughters join the Class of 2018 as they marched through the Memorial Arch on August 23rd. This tradition signifies their first step in a four year long journey to become the next generation of officers in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Officer Cadets (OCdts) who completed their first year at CMR St.-Jean were also welcomed into the second year class, participating in the ceremony along with the new OCdts. Cadet Wing Training Officer, 26167 OCdt Trudel, looks forward to the addition of the new OCdts to the cadet wing and the commencement of the First Year Orientation Program (FYOP).

13909 Rob Mazzolin, Class of 1983, returned to campus to proudly watch his son, OCdt Paolo Mazzolin of 7 Sqn, march through the arch remarks that, “RMC offers a not only a tremendous education, but it is a wonderful opportunity.” After taking a few moments to remember his experience of the orientation program during his years at RMC, Mr. Mazzolin commented on the “amazing transformation that these young officer cadets will undergo in not only the next five weeks but over the course of their four years at the college.”

Also in attendance was Liane Haviland whose daughter, OCdt Celine Faucher, is a new member of 4 Sqn and training to be an Air Force Logistics Officer. Mrs. Haviland is proud of her daughter and says she is happy to finally have the opportunity to see her live out her goals. OCdt Faucher has been planning to attend RMC for over a year and looks forward to all the travelling opportunities the Canadian Armed Forces offers as well as the friendships that will inevitably be made along the way.

All of the members of the cadet wing barslate who were in attendance for the parade would like to congratulate the new officer cadets and wish them good luck during the FYOP training period. We hope that many of the family members and friends can make it back to reunion weekend to witness firsthand the knowledge and skills that will be passed down to them by the senior members of the college.

The parade was presided over by RMC’s Director of Cadets, 19944 LCol Mark Popov, who gave a welcoming speech to the new cadets and their families. His parting words reflect his wishes for the young officer cadets as they start their careers in the CAF. “Train hard, fight easy.”

Photos by Curtis Maynard – many more photos here

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FYOP 2014 – The First 24 Hours

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First Year Orientation Period, (FYOP) is the most demanding experience for many cadets. FYOP takes place during the first month of the academic year following Indoctrination Period (INDOC). INDOC is a 2 week period of military training prior to entering the college done by all ROTP cadets which takes place in St. Jean, QC. FYOP is like Frosh week at civilian universities, except it lasts five weeks and has the first year cadet under considerably more stress. FYOP begins with the Arch parade where the entire First Year class is marched onto College grounds by their FYOP staff consisting of Third and Fourth Years.

During the course of FYOP, First Year cadets are required to keep an exceptionally high standard of dress and deportment. They are required to march at all times. Physical Training is conducted, with long runs up neighbouring Fort Henry, Ontario hill a frequent occurrence. Inspections of room standards and dress are conducted daily. For the duration of FYOP, First Years are not permitted to leave RMC or receive visitors. Mail and phone calls are allowed but are limited.

The following four videos is a snapshot of the cadets’ lives taken less than 24 hours after their arrival at the College. In future issues, we hope to provide weekly updates in the same format.  Please click on the captions of the screenshots for the link to the video.

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on August 24th, 2014

Hector enters mayoral race

“My goal is to become the full-time mayor that Kingston needs and deserves as we face some challenging times.”

14444 Dorothy Hector – Article

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18550 Major Todd Anstey took over the position – Director Support Services at RMCC last week. A short hand-over ceremony was held in Currie Hall with commandant, BGen Al Meinzinger presiding.

Major Anstey takes over from LCol Zenith Keeping who held the position for the past two years

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No Canadian boots on the ground

We are in the United Nations, and we should – when we are able and when the conditions are right – participate in peacekeeping operations.

5105 J.L. GRANATSTEIN – Article

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Air Task Force Romania pays homage to fallen RCAF veterans in Bucharest

“It’s a privilege and an honour for us to be here to recognize our fallen RCAF comrades,” said Lieutenant-Colonel David Pletz, commander of the Air Task Force. “An opportunity like this is incredibly rare, so we’re proud to have been able to pay homage to them in a solemn visit.”

20936 David Pletz – Article

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Luciuk: Remembering those who were branded ‘enemy aliens’

Article

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Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

It was clear Krzyzewski, who got married at West Point on his graduation day and said he still wears his school ring, enjoyed being back at what he called the “best leadership school in the world.”

Article

On August 21st, 2014 13738 Commander Chris Hadfield (Class of 1982) gave an inspiring talk to about 1,000 students at Melbourne’s Wesley College. 12506 Captain Lionel Boxer’s (Class of 1980) daughter Lauren, who is in year 5 at Wesley, was surprised to find him in the audience. After Chris’s presentation he was most kind to pose for this photo before he departed on quite a tight itinerary. As President of the Australia Branch, Lionel welcomed Chris to Melbourne. This is typical of meetings of the Australia Branch of the Ex-Cadet Club, where there has been a grand-total gathering of two ex-cadets. If any ex-cadets living in or visiting Australia have an interest in catching up please feel most welcome to contact Lionel at lboxer@hotmail.com

On Facbook at “RMC Club of Canada - Australia Branch” or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/1508946176009442/

More from Chris Hadfield in Australia and the lessons from outer space

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Coles Notes on the Workings of the armoured corps

Posted by rmcclub on August 24th, 2014

ED Note: The following article by Captain John Kim is one of four armoured corps related articles which were all written during the Spring of 2014. They were originally scheduled to appear in the Summer edition of the Veritas magazine. Due to a large number of other submitted articles, space limitations became a problem. Consequently they have been reassigned to e-Veritas.

The articles are well done, still relevant and are aimed at the cadet readership. Others will certainly find them interesting too.

In an effort to prevent overload we have decided to spread these articles over five Issues.

A special thanks to Capt Kim and his four colleagues who we will identify with each new article.

Enjoy.

Coles Notes on the Workings of the armoured corps

Capt John Kim (23179)

In the Regular Force, there are three armoured units. By seniority, they are the following: Royal Canadian Dragoons, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), and 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada. An officer’s career progression within the Royal Canadian Armour Corps can vary between regiments and individuals, and while I will draw upon my personal experiences as a Strathcona officer, there are common themes that span all three great regiments. One common theme is the distinction between one’s Career Manager (CM) and one’s Commanding Officer (CO). The former resides in Ottawa and is assumed by a Major whose task is to inform and assist the CO in the management, posting, and education of the Corps so that the right people are placed in the right jobs, at the right time. With this view, the CM position is shared equivocally between the regiments and the Corps will assign a different officer to the position at the discretion of the Director of Armour, a Colonel position also shared equivocally between the regiments. While the CM can be an excellent source for information sharing, he/she will never replace the direct role that the CO has on an officer’s career progression.

The CO of a regiment is assumed by a Lieutenant-Colonel and it is ultimately he/she that decides one’s place within the unit or position at an ERE posting. The CM and the CO work in synch to maintain the health of the regiment, which in turn, has effects on the overall health of the Corps. Each of the regiments also has its own customs, Regimental-Colonels, Honouraries, and Colonels-of-the-Regiment that play a critical role in assisting the CO with the succession planning, morale, and welfare of regimental life; suffice to say that the Corps is a rather close-knit family and the health and well-being of one regiment has add-on effects on the others. So while it is desirable for one to seek affiliation with a particular armour regiment for its unique history and traditions, it is important to acknowledge the significance that all of them play towards the Corps as a whole.

When a young officer completes phase training and enters the regiment as a Tp Ldr, it is the CO who sets the tone and expectations of officership. The CO will employ his/her Second-in-Command (2IC) and Adjutant (Adjt) to indoctrinate the subalterns. As Lts Brittain and Burchell have informed, the NCOs within the troop play a critical role in moulding and refining the leadership attributes taught in RMCC and phase training; that is, they will help put into practice all the years of lectures and theories of leadership taught to the young officer in the learning institutions of the CAF. Leadership at the troop level is the first challenge an armour officer is expected to meet when one arrives at the regiment.

If one demonstrates that he/she can command and lead at the sub-sub-unit level, the developing officer is then sent away from the regiment to hone his/her abilities to apply their tactical and administrative knowledge at an ERE positing for typically 2-3 years. The aim is to give the officer an opportunity to learn about, and contribute to, the Army in a broader context. This is typically seen when post-Tp Ldrs are sent back to Gagetown to develop future armour officers, be posted to a Primary Reserve unit to mentor the militia, be posted to a higher level headquarters to learn staff duty skills, or get an overseas posting to gain operational experience.

One’s job performance during ERE and the completion of professional courses such as Army Operations Course and Second Language Training, as well as the rapport one has established with one’s chain-of-command (CoC) back at the regiment are all weighed by the CO to determine whether one should be posted back to the unit as a BC, and subsequently to Sqn 2IC, or not return to unit at all. The top three Captain positions at the regiment (also referred to as the Big 3) that will facilitate promotion to Major include Adjt, Operations Officer, and 2IC Headquarters Sqn. Mastering any one of these positions will demonstrate to the Corps that one has the potential to assume sub-unit command as an OC.

Maj Angell’s article will discuss in greater detail the particulars of sub-unit command. I will conclude by stating that the career an armour officer can have is as diverse as there are individuals in the Corps. One should merely seek to do one’s best for one’s CoC and one’s regiment, not do things with an expectation of a reward. In fact, always striving to do what is right in spite of what one might expect to receive is the trademark of a cavalry officer. It is not always easy to achieve, and at times, may seem like a hard pill to swallow, but when one demonstrates the motto of my Regiment, “Perseverance,” in one’s actions and one’s words, there is not a challenge too difficult or a task too daunting that the armour officer cannot overcome.

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Next Issue: RMCC to Battle Captain

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Jen Ochej Connects with 7278 Peter Fosbery

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7278 Peter Fosbery

“[In] your first year, when they put you through hell— and you go through something like that with a small group of guys, which back then was roughly 100 people, who have come from diverse areas of the country— it creates a lasting impression,”

In the mid-1960s a group of RMC cadets donned, atop their standard-issue uniforms, a set of exceptional hairpieces before taking the stage in front of their fellow students.

“We actually had to get permission from the Commandant to wear Beatles wigs,” recalls, with a laugh, 7278 Peter Fosbery of the rock-and-roll cover band of his youth, The Ascots. “Two of those ex-cadets I keep in touch with— one has his own design firm in Ottawa, and the other is retired on Salt Spring Island, in BC.”

Coming from a military family— his father an ex-cadet who served in WWII, his great-uncle a Field Artist in WWI, and his great-great uncle a recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1863— Fosbery began his university career at RMC with dreams of becoming a pilot. Fifty years later Fosbery is no longer a fresh-faced young cadet, but his time at RMC and the relationships he built there remain an incredibly influential part of his life as he runs a successful insurance brokerage in Toronto.

Like many ex-cadets, he credits his early training at the College with having played a huge part in his life.

“[In] your first year, when they put you through hell— and you go through something like that with a small group of guys, which back then was roughly 100 people, who have come from diverse areas of the country— it creates a lasting impression,” Fosbery explains. “The leadership and the training comes through. I mean, I don’t think I would have survived as an entrepreneur in the insurance business without the discipline of the training that we had at RMC. That’s the kind of thing that knots you together.”

So strong is that bond that Fosbery, who elected to leave RMC after his third year and complete his schooling at Queen’s University, remains incredibly well-connected to the military community and his fellow ex-cadets. Serving as President for the Toronto chapter of the Ex-Cadet Club, and also with the Over 50 group of Queen’s alumni, he notes the difference in the two populations after leaving the universities.

“In the groups that I know from RMC, I probably am very familiar with about 200 people, whereas at Queen’s University it might be a matter of 30, even though my class was probably 30 times bigger than my RMC classes,” Fosbery notes. “It underscores the feature of the College in maintaining longterm relationships, and that translates also into business relationships. Although I do have quite a network under Queen’s University, it’s just not the same tightness— you didn’t go through the same experience as you did at the military college.”

Today Fosbery, better known to many as ‘The Foz’, serves approximately 200 clients in the areas of wealth management and estate planning with his company of thirty years, Fosbery Insurance Agency. The work can be all-consuming, but the tone of his voice when speaking of his life’s work denotes pride in a job much needed and well done— and Fosbery still finds time to support the Parkinson’s Society of Canada, and to carry on with the musical passion of his days with the Ascots.

These days, Fosbery plays guitar and sings with a rock-and-roll cover band called The Faded Genes. (Previous e-Veritas article) Most recently, they played a sold-out fundraiser in Toronto raising over $2,300 for the Centre for Addiciton & Mental Health, and are often booked for birthday and retirement parties for the Baby Boomer generation. A quick perusal of the band’s website shows a group of men having the time of their lives playing the music they love!

Carrying on his lasting tie to the College, Fosbery will continue his work bringing ex-cadets in the Greater Toronto Area together.

“We get together about eight times a year, and we always end up going to reunion weekends in September,” Fosbery explains. “We try and keep in touch, and try to get these people to think about getting together more and more— so we’ll look for new ways to do that.”

Jen Ochej is a journalist and freelancer in the music industry, currently completing an internship at Eggplant Entertainment in Toronto as part of the Government of Nova Scotia’s Emerging Music Business Program. She is most often found wherever live music is being played and dreams of one day working as a Tour Manager. She has also contributed an article which was published in the RMC Club Veritas magazine.

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Sports & ALOY Update…

Posted by rmcclub on August 24th, 2014

RMC-CMR Logo CIS Logo
Men’s and Women’s Fencing OUA – Fencing
Hockey OUA-  Men’s Hockey CIS – Hockey
Rugby OUA – Men’s Rugby
Men’s Soccer OUA – Men’s Soccer CIS – Men’s Soccer
Women’s Soccer OUA - Women’s Soccer CIS - Women’s Soccer
Men’s Volleyball OUA – Men’s Volleyball CIS – Men’s Volleyball
Women’s Volleyball OUA – Women’s Volleyball CIS – Women’s Volleyball

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DAth Darren Cates Makes a Splash More Than Once…

DAth Overboard

By: Kristin Miller – Recreation and Intramural Coordinator

On Tuesday August 19th, RMCC PSP staff was given the opportunity to learn a thing or two about sailing from College Chief Warrant Officer Keith Davidson and the RMCYC/Boathouse staff.

The day began with a briefing of what to do, and what NOT to do; a part of the speech that RMC Director of Athletics, Darren Cates, must have missed. PSP staff took out the three new J24 boats recently purchased by the yacht club and was shown how to tack, handle the jib and move the Jenny. Early into our sail, the Jenny came across too quickly and knocked DAth out of the boat and smack into the water. The Skipper, Chief Davidson, ensured his crew member was ok before he burst into laughter making note of the irregularity of this type of occurrence. Luckily, Mr. Cates came out unscathed, short only a pair of Ray Bans.

We then broke for a BBQ lunch to allow DAth to dry off, and later put our skills to the test in a final race. A very special thank you to CCWO Davidson, Scotty Marshall and the RMC Yacht Club for hosting such a wonderful day. Not only did we walk away with more sailing knowledge in our hands, but laughing material for months to come.

The sailing team is about to kick off their season as OCdt’s make their way back to campus this weekend. For more information regarding the Yacht Club, please contact Scotty Marshall at peter.marshall@rmc.ca.

Photo above left is Darren Cates participating in the ALS Challenge

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Recent Results:


Upcoming Games:

Rugby:

Mon. 1 Sep (Labour Day) 4PM  McMaster @ RMC Inner Field.

(M) Soccer:

Tues 26 Aug Concordia at RMC 4PM (exhibition)

Sun 31 Aug Queen’s at RMC 4:00 PM

(W) Soccer:

Thurs 28 Aug Concordia at RMC 1PM (exhibition)

Sun 31 Aug Queen’s at RMC 7PM

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The ALOY Drill Test

Article: 26405 Nicholas Samson Huxter

ALOY is three weeks into their four-week Orientation Period. They will be granted their cap badges this Friday the 29th of August at 2:00 in the New Gym in Yeo Hall. On Saturday, the ALOY candidates completed an integral part of their training by passing the drill test presided over by the ALOY Squadron NCO, Sgt.Thoman, and assessed by the ALOY CFL and DCFL, OCdt Huxter (26405) and NCdt Yates (26495), respectively.

The Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year Program is now in its 7th year at the Royal Military College. The goal of the program is to develop leadership abilities in aboriginal candidates from across the country so that they can return to their communities and use the skills they have acquired to better lead and contribute. The ALOY Program similar to RMCC is also based on a four pillar program, the only difference being that instead of having a pillar with a focus on Bilingualism, the ALOY program instead has a pillar devoted to aboriginal culture. Nonetheless, the other 3 pillars of leadership, athletics, and academics that the ALOY program shares with RMCC are of prime importance as well. ALOY candidates will complete a year of university studies at RMCC while participating in the Cadet Wing’s intramural and varsity sports programs. In addition, ALOY candidates engage in military training twice a week, with other training spread across the year. The program culminates in a weeklong, 100 kilometre canoe trip, down the Rideau Canal in May and June, which the ALOY candidates themselves lead in a test of leadership. The ALOY program, at its core, is a program to empower the candidates to be better capable of achieving their life goals to benefit themselves and their community as a whole.

 

 

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AFGHANISTAN A CANADIAN STORY 2001-2014 AS TOLD BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED

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AFGHANISTAN A CANADIAN STORY 2001-2014

AS TOLD BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED

 by

 6560 Colonel (Retd) Andrew Nellestyn and Lt (N) (Retd) Melanie Graham

Afghanistan A Canadian Story 2001-2014 is a Canadian Afghan mission legacy album in coffee table book format which offers readers a chronological compilation of the personal stories and photos of some 150 men and women who served in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.  The anecdotes include accounts from members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, Corrections Canada and the many civilians who participated in the mission in their capacity as Canada whole-of-government contributors.  The stories are accompanied by a brief history of Afghanistan and the roles of the Canadian mission, the various service elements and other departments of Canadian government.  Messages from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the CDS General Tom Lawson, the service commanders, the Royal Canadian Legion and others, as well as an introduction by Jack Granatstein, compliment the album.

The project, a wholly private volunteer effort, was the initiative of a number CAF Public Affairs Officers, some of whom served in Afghanistan, and wanted to provide the valiant men and women who participated in the Afghan mission a broader venue to share their personal reminiscences with their families, colleagues and Canadians at large.

The editorial team consists of Lt (N) (Retd) Melanie Graham, Capt Susan Magill, LCol Kimberly Unterganschnigg, WO Daniel Ferland and Col (Retd) Andrew Nellestyn.

Many individuals gave of their time to make the publication of the album a reality as did the sponsors of which the principal contributor was the Power Workers Union.

Proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to the Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre, the Boomers Legacy Foundation, the Military Families Fund, Operation Dignity St Anne de Bellevue Veterans Hospital Foundation and the Soldier On Fund.  The families of those who gave their lives during the mission will each be presented a commemorative copy.  The book will be launched in Ottawa in November 2014 as well as across the country.

The legacy album, to be released by November 2014 and priced at $50, can be purchased from Chapters Indigo.  Additional details about the project can be found at www.afghanistanacanadianstory.ca.

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Keeping Tabs…

Posted by rmcclub on August 24th, 2014

Senior Executive Director at Service Canada

Director Platform Architecture at Apple

Chief Executive Officer at Acrolab Ltd.

CBRN Scientific Operations

Director and OD Consultant

Vice President, Business Development at Cranson Capital

Strategic Advisor at Clairvest Group Inc.

Army PD – Officer, Canadian Army Doctrine Training Centre HQ

Strategic Business Analyst at Department of National Defence

Semi-Retired. His responsibilities include the maintenance of his pine farm in Newberry, listen to the chirping of the bids and listen to his grass grow! In a nut shell, enjoy life!

Military Trials and Evaluations

Manager, Quality Improvement at Ministry of Health Singapore

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The Review: 1948 – 3 “Ws” & 1949 – The Reopening of RMC…

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The Marker & Memories…

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e-Veritas Sponsors Thank – You

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Recent 2014 e-Veritas sponsors:

A very special and big thank you to the following people who have stepped up with a 2014 sponsorship for e-Veritas. Very, very much appreciated!!

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23988 Gino Bruni;

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Note: All sponsorships of $100 or more will be published in e-Veritas.

Thank you for any support you are able to provide.

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières

Posted by rmcclub on August 24th, 2014

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Control System EngineerIngénieur de systèmes de contrôle

Glencore – Zinc électrolytique du Canada ltée, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Product return & losses AnalystAnalyste Retours et pertes de produits

Agropur, Markham

Maintenance Technical AgentAgent technique Entretien

Agropur, Notre-Dame du Bon Conseil

Senior Civil EngineerIngénieur civil senior

Aecon Groupe Ltée, Canada

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Deaths | Décès

Posted by rmcclub on August 24th, 2014

M0402 LCol Richard Kelderman

Richard Kelderman, 58, passed away peacefully in his home on July 20, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard was a 38 year active serving member of the Canadian Forces. He leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of 41 years Cheryl, his sons James (wife Rachelle), Gregory (wife Christina). He was #1 Opa to Antony, Lara, Scarlett, Reed, Hannah and Lily.

Richard was pre-deceased by his father Evert Kelderman. He was loving son of Ethel (second husband Jake Van Gogh) and big brother to Debra (husband Rick Huntingford). He will be missed by his parents-in-law Maynard Herron and Donna Herron as well as sisters-in-law, Janice(husband Bruce), Brenda (husband Steve), and Kim (husband Ivan).

Many other family members in Canada and Holland, and friends around the world also mourn his passing.

A special thank you to Sunnybrook Hospital, Richard’s neuroendocrine oncology team, military medical team, Richard’s palliative care team, Partners in Community Nursing and the Canadian Forces for their great care these past 3 years.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in honour of Richard to the Canadian Cancer Society or Crohns and Colitis Canada. Link can be found below.

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Call for Papers: 17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium / Appel à communications: 17e Symposium annuel des étudiants diplômés

Posted by rmcclub on August 24th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

CDA Institute 17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium:

“Canada’s Security and Defence Interests”

Thursday & Friday, 16-17 October 2014

Currie Hall

Royal Military College of Canada

Kingston, Ontario

The Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute) will hold its 17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on 16-17 October 2014 at the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ontario.

This impressive and well-attended Symposium is held in partnership with the Royal Military College of Canada and is sponsored by Bombardier, and supported by the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. The Symposium draws together Canadian and international graduate students, members of the Department of National Defence, members of the Regular and Reserve components of the Canadian Armed Forces including Officer Cadets, as well as scholars, defence industry stakeholders, government officials and leaders for two days of presentations, discussions, professional development and networking.

The overarching theme of the Symposium is “Canada’s Security and Defence Interests”, and suggested (but by no means exhaustive) Symposium presentation topics may include: the role of defence/military diplomacy in conflict prevention; war mitigation and conflict resolution; Canada’s past, current and future national security interests; Canada and alliances; insurgency and counter-insurgency; Canadian military campaigns and operations; peace support operations and conflict resolution; security and defence-related economics; intra-vs-inter-state conflict; aspects of security and defence privatization; cyber-terrorism/cyber-crime/cyber-espionage/cyber-war; terrorism and transnational crime.

We are particularly interested in proposals addressing security and defence-related economics and aspects of security and defence privatization. We are also interested in French-language presentations.

Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be presented to the top three presenters, who will also be offered an honorarium of $2,000 each to develop their presentations for publication as a CDA Institute publication. An additional prize of $750, the Colonel Peter Hunter Award, will be presented by the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI). The recipient of the Colonel Peter Hunter Award will also be offered the opportunity to develop the paper into an RCMI publication.

Abstracts of proposed presentations from Masters and Doctoral students in the realm of security and defence are being accepted in this second and final round, with a deadline for submission of 15 September 2014. Between 16 and 20 presenters (circa 5 to 7 panels) will be accepted. Applicants will be notified of the result of their submission within 7 days of the deadline they submit against. The final draft of presentation papers (maximum 4,000 words) must be submitted by no later than 29 September 2014.

A block booking of rooms has been made at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront hotel. These rooms are available for attendees and presenters at the rate of $100/night plus applicable taxes, under the booking code “CDA Institute”. Please call the hotel directly at 1-877-660-8550 to book.

Please send all presentation abstracts with your institutional affiliation and contact information (no more than one page) by email to policy@cdainstitute.ca

Please email us at policy@cdainstitute.ca or call 613-236-9903 if you have any questions.

 

Appel à communications

17e Symposium annuel des étudiants diplômés

de l’Institut de la CAD:

« Les intérêts canadiens sur les questions de sécurité et de défense »

Jeudi et vendredi, le 16 et 17 octobre 2014

Salle Currie

Collège militaire royal du Canada

Kingston, Ontario

Le 17e Symposium annuel de l’Institut de la CAD pour les étudiants diplômés aura lieu les 16 et 17 octobre 2014 au Collège militaire royal du Canada (CMRC), à Kingston en Ontario.

Ce très impressionnant et populaire évènement est organisé en collaboration avec le CMRC, est subventionné par la compagnie Bombardier de Montréal et reçoit l’appui du Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) de Calgary ainsi que du Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) de Toronto. Y participent et se côtoient des étudiants diplômés en provenance du Canada et de l’étranger, des fonctionnaires du Ministère de la défense nationale, des militaires de la force Régulière et de la Réserve des Forces armées canadiennes, élèves-officiers inclus, ainsi que des chercheurs, des parties prenantes de l’industrie, des fonctionnaires de divers ministères gouvernementaux et autres chefs de file, qui ensemble profitent des prestations, des discussions, d’un élément de développement professionnel et de réseautage.

Le thème central du Symposium, « Les intérêts canadiens sur les questions de la sécurité et la défense », offre aux intervenants un large choix de sujets dont voici quelques exemples parmi bien d’autres: Le rôle du militaire et du diplomate dans la prévention et le règlement des conflits; les intérêts canadiens du passé, d’aujourd’hui et de demain sur les questions de sécurité et de défense; le Canada et les alliances; l’insurrection et la contre-insurrection; les campagnes et les opérations militaires canadiennes; les opérations de paix et la résolution des conflits; l’économie de la sécurité et la défense; les conflits inter étatiques les conflits intra étatiques; la privatisation de responsabilités; le cyber terrorisme/cyber crime/cyber espionnage/la guerre cyber; le terrorisme et la criminalité transnationale.

Nous sommes particulièrement intéressés par des propositions sur l’économie de la sécurité et la défense, et la privatisation de responsabilités de la sécurité et la défense. Nous sommes également intéressés par des présentations en français.

Des prix de $1000, $500 et de $250 seront présentés aux trois meilleurs intervenants à qui une prime additionnelle de $2000 sera offerte pour la préparation d’un texte portant sur le sujet de leur intervention et qui sera publié dans une des revues de l’Institute de la CAD.  Un prix additionnel de $750, le Prix Colonel Peter Hunter, offert par le Royal Canadian Military Institute, permettra au récipiendaire de préparer un texte, portant sur le sujet de son intervention, qui sera publié dans une revue du RCMI.

Les résumés de prestations des candidats seront acceptés au plus tard le 15 septembre 2014.  Nous aviserons les candidats, dans un délai de sept (7) jours ou moins de la date limite choisie, du résultat de leur candidature. Entre 16 et 20 candidats seront choisis et prendront place sur un des cinq ou sept panels. Le texte final de leur intervention ne devra pas dépasser 4000 mots et devra nous être soumis au plus tard le 29 septembre 2014.

Un nombre de chambres a été réservé au Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront Hotel au prix de $100/la nuit, plus taxes, pour ceux qui participeront au Symposium. Téléphonez le 1-877-660-8550 et utilisez le code ‘CDA Institute’ afin de réserver une de ces chambres.

SVP faire parvenir par courriel votre résumé, votre affiliation (université, unité, etc.) et vos coordonnées au policy@cdainstitute.ca

N’hésitez à nous faire parvenir toutes questions par courriel au policy@cdainstitute.ca ou par téléphone au 613.236.9903

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