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Issue 31 – Table of Contents:

Ex Cadets and more in the news;

Greg Mitchell: Reunion Weekends / Fins de semaine de retrouvailles;

8816 Marius Grinius – Going forward: R2P remains useful but far from perfect;

From John to Tanya Grodzinski: A Personal Note about Transitioning from Male to Female;

Golden Oldies;

Un Chêne de Vimy planté au CMR Saint-Jean / Vimy Oak planted at RMC Saint-Jean;

Keeping Tabs;

Hat trick for playwright 7000 David Haas (Class of 1966)
at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival;

22444 Erik Doucet, Class of ’02: Attended & Lived RMC;

Life After FYOP: What to Expect as a First Year;

Non Commissioned Members: Big part of the college team;
 
The Briefing;

Message Board / Affiche de Messages;

Catching up with the news; and

Deaths | Décès

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES – Nos offres d’emploi

ENCORE:

Reunion Weekend: The 3rd Annual Golf Classic / Le 3ième Golf classique annuel

Reunion Weekend Details

Time to pay back asserts trio of ’82 rugby players

12164 John Dixon (Class of ’79) cycling for Wounded Warriors

RETIREMENT – 13846 KEVIN BRYSKI – RETRAITE

Book the Date! 16009 Steve Molaski’s Depart with Dignity Ceremony – 29 Sept

Birchall Leadership Award Dinner – 28 Oct

Royal Roads Mast: Join the Guard of Honour

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ALOY Enters Year X

Article and ALOY photo by: 28230 OCdt Victoria Pierrot, ALOY Graduate 2016

Victoria Pierrot

The Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) began its tenth year running this past Monday, August 14th. The program welcomed 24 new Officer Cadets to the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). The program started on a cultural note with the tipi being set up beside the building which house the program, Fort Brant.

The young men and women are embarking on a tenth-month stay here at the college beginning with three weeks of orientation period. Over the course of the program they will be exposed to RMC academics, physical training, military training, and Indigenous cultures.

This landmark year for the program welcomes WO Robert Ives as the new ALOY WO. This is WO Ives’ first year working hands on with the program but he has been acquainted with it during his time here at RMC.

Returning to work with the program is Sgt Grant Thoman who is beginning his fourth year with ALOY. They are joined by six Officer Cadets who took up the bar positions to work in the program as Com Secs, DCFL and CFL. Two of these staff members are also ALOY graduates.

This program has seen much success and growth over its ten years running. Many of its alumni have chosen to pursue a military career in either the reserve or regular forces. Some have completed their post-secondary education here at RMC. Furthermore, this program has offered Indigenous peoples the opportunity to improve upon themselves, explore post-secondary education and military life, and offer the opportunity of a lifetime.

8816 Marius Grinius – Going forward: R2P remains useful but far from perfect

“The importance of R2P in the context of possible future peacekeeping operations which may include Canadian troops, likely led by young leaders from RMC should be of interest to those officers in the field from lieutenant to the rank of colonel.” “…The nature of PKO has significantly changed from the days of Lester B Pearson…

From John to Tanya Grodzinski: A Personal Note about Transitioning from Male to Female

From John to Tanya Grodzinski: A Personal Note about Transitioning from Male to Female In May 2017, an announcement from Dr. Jim Kenny, the Head Department of History at Royal Military College of Canada, filtered through to most of the personnel working at the College. Here is an excerpt of that announcement, followed by the…

Un Chêne de Vimy planté au CMR Saint-Jean / Vimy Oak planted at RMC Saint-Jean

Un Chêne de Vimy planté au CMR Saint-Jean Le 16 août dernier , un chêne de Vimy  fut mise en terre d’un en présence du commandant du CMR Saint-Jean, le Colonel Gervais Carpentier 18087, de M. Edmond Ferenczi 7207, de M. Kenneth Yates 00023, de Mme Carolyn Hug 16286, Présidente du Chapitre du Fort Saint-Jean…

Keeping Tabs…

Keeping Tabs Darren Rioux – Maintenance Officer at Canadian Forces Jamie Hanna – Experienced GM and Marketing Professional Vanessa Larosée – Officier Logistique chez Ministere Défense Chris Kilford – International Affairs Commentator Calley Gray – Marines Systems Engineering Officer at DND Derek Gowanlock – Research Flight Test Engineer at the National Research Council Canada Gino…

Hat trick for playwright 7000 David Haas (Class of 1966) at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

7000 David Haas: Crazy Train 7000 David Haas, Class of 1966, is making his third appearance as a playwright at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. This year’s presentation is Crazy Train, a ninety-minute drama about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – whether from military service, or other emotionally harrowing work – as a potential cause…

Non Commissioned Members: Big part of the college team

Non Commissioned Members: Big part of the college team By: WJO Good senior NCMs mentor inexperienced squadron commanders and other junior officers. They provide a voice of skilled reason and offer sound advice based on their years of accumulated professional knowledge. Smart officers, on the other hand, learn quickly to appreciate the experience and wisdom…

The Briefing

The Briefing Article by Tom Rozman – with Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Robert W. Rozman An officer had just reported to his new assignment as the assistant intelligence officer on the U. S. Army Armor Center staff.  The Armor Center was a major Army combat maneuver branch center for troop training and combat and training developments. …