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La vieille brigade est actuellement à la recherche d’un nouvel adjudant. Voir le lien ci-dessous pour plus de détails. / The Old Brigade is currently seeking a new Adjutant. See the link below for details.

In This Issue 7

Table of Contents

1. Ex-Cadets and More in the News & Tip of the Hat

2. Military Colleges Connection: Promotions and Senior Appointments 2019 General and Flag Officers List

3. Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Supported by Donors to the RMC Foundation since 2008

4. 2944 John Reid: A story of failure that resulted in good things

5. Golden Oldies

6. 21407 Jen Causey: How honest is the employment landscape?

7. 17160 Stephen Kalyta: Prevention-Intervention-Reaction… Consequence

8. Keeping Tabs

9. 6533 Gord Forbes: An Old Sailor and His Sea Stories

10. 13139 Mitch Macleod: Airborne LogO Looks Back

11. Les événements sur et autour de la péninsule / Happenings On and Around the Peninsula

12. Sports

13. Dr. B Asks, “What are you reading?”

14. Quality Leadership Lives On Years After the Fact

15. Deaths | Décès and Details on Ross McKenzie Celebration of Life

16. La vieille brigade recherche un nouvel adjutant / Old Brigade Seeks New Adjutant

17. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (sponsored)  Nos offres d’emploi       

18. Archives – Here

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A reminder that a farewell luncheon will be held for Bill & Rolande Oliver on Wednesday, 6 March 19 at the RMC Senior Staff Mess, 11:00 for 11:30. Everyone is invited. Please RSVP,  16442 Bill Griffis, Executive Director – RMC Club – bill.griffis@rmc.ca

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OURA President, Dr. Joseph M. Stokes presenting Award of Excellence to Mrs. Naomi Greer-Balance (photo by Aman Dhinsa)

Mrs. Naomi Greer-Ballance Associate Registrar – Undergraduate Studies at RMC wins the Award of Excellence at the Ontario University Registrar’s Association (OURA) Conference 2019 in Toronto, Ontario on 14 February 2019.

The citation reads as follows:

Mrs Naomi Greer-Ballance has over 21 years of service as a federal public servant; the vast majority of which was as the Associate Registrar – Undergraduate Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). Naomi’s leadership, enthusiasm, experience and knowledge have been vital in leading RMC’s undergraduate services staff year after year in the delivery of services from course and exam scheduling, room bookings, transcripts and official documentation production, course registrations, academic advising for students and for new Department Heads and Programme Chairs, accommodations for students with learning and medical disabilities, and convocation preparations and requirements. One word above all others sums up Naomi’s talents and efforts – dedication. Naomi’s dedication to her job and the students at RMC are routinely seen each day throughout the year, but are especially clear at the end of term when she can be seen working late nights and every weekend for the last four to six weeks of each term, including the vast majority of the Christmas holidays. Naomi is also known for her bubbly personality, which is on display whenever she is interacting and advising students or when cheering on the varsity hockey team. To say that Naomi’s dedication and efforts are appreciated is an understatement and she is very worthy of receiving OURA’s Award of Excellence.

OURA President, Dr. Joseph M. Stokes presenting Award of Excellence to Mrs. Naomi Greer-Balance (photo by Aman Dhinsa)

Ex-Cadets and More in the News & Tip of the Hat

Senator critiques defence procurement process 14240 Pat Finn Article First two used Australian fighter jets arrive in Canada on Sunday 14240 Pat Finn Article *** Norman’s defence accuses Trudeau PMO of attempting to direct prosecution Mark Norman Article RCMP charges another official in connection with alleged shipbuilding leak Mark Norman Article *** Transport minister focusing…

Military Colleges Connection: Promotions and Senior Appointments 2019 General and Flag Officers List

La version française suit We had the opportunity over the week to take a quick look at the promotions and senior appointments 2019 General and Flag officers list. We recognized quite a few familiar names with a military college connection; we have done our best to list as many as possible and to provide a…

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Supported by Donors to the RMC Foundation since 2008

With thanks to 27832 OCdt (IV) Pablo Cardona and Jennifer Jordan, RMC Foundation Fundraising Coordinator The 2019 GNCTR was hosted by the University of Alberta this year and featured over 21 Universities from both Canada and the US. RMC has been participating in this Engineering Competition since 2008 because of the support of donors through…

17160 Stephen Kalyta: Prevention-Intervention-Reaction… Consequence

“This relinquishment of personal freedom creates for many a slippery slope toward a police state” Article by 17160 Stephen Kalyta Perhaps it is wired into human DNA to recognize that personal punishment is a means of deterrence in civil society and the threat of consequences is measured against any perceived reward. For the balanced individual,…

Keeping Tabs

16107 Michael Loader – User Experience Leader 14380 Mario Tougas – Associé chez Fonds Manufacturier Québécois 14771 Donna Lamothe – Executive Director at RSVP Ministries 19572 Clint Austin – Principal Consultant (Pentelsa Consulting) at Canadian Crude and LNG Midstream Company 17063 Alain Bouchard – Vice President, Professional Services at Coveo 17121 Caroline Fortier – Director of Programs…

Les événements sur et autour de la péninsule / Happenings On and Around the Peninsula

*** Kingston Branch Celebrates Valentine’s Day Article and Photos by 25366 Anna-Michelle Shewfelt This past Thursday, February 14, members of the Kingston Branch of the RMC Club and their spouses gathered at the Senior Staff Mess for their annual Valentine’s Day Luncheon. Following drinks and the meal they were treated to a presentation by Brett…

Dr. B Asks, “What are you reading?”

“To understand the present, we have to know the past” Article by Dr. Erika Behrisch Elce 28116 OCdt (III) Robert Seed chatted with me about one of his impressive recent reads: Njal’s Saga, a tenth-century Icelandic chronicle about community justice and the vagaries of personal fortune. “Njal isn’t actually a conventional hero of the tale,” OCdt…

Quality Leadership Lives On Years After the Fact

Above: Jeep antennae pennant for the Battle Group Executive Officer/Adjutant of the 1st Battle Group, 30th Infantry 1961-62 Effects of a Leader–A Battle Group Executive Officer/Adjutant Remembered 12 Years Later Article by Tom Rozman Perhaps one of the more noteworthy aspects of remaining in the Army for an extended time is how lives, even generations,…

Deaths | Décès and Details on Ross McKenzie Celebration of Life

10436 Paul Lazenby (Class of ’75) March 21, 1952 – Feb 10, 2019 Grandfather to Alexandra, Danika, Robert, Ryker, Montgomery and many loaned grandchildren especially William. Father to Charles (Jennifer), Edward (Sarah) and Steven (Alicia). Partner and husband to Rhoda Taylor. Naval officer and subsequently papermaker for 32 years at Crofton Mill. Host to countless…