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What’s Happening at RMC Kingston / Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Kingston
Professional Military Training (PMT) Hours Set Tone for College Year Every Wednesday morning, the entire cadet wing gets two periods free of classes in the morning in order to complete what is called PMT. As a First Year I do not have a lot of experience with PMT but the few times I did have it helped me work on my military pillar. The first two PMT’s that I attended were both parade practices for the badging parade at the end of FYOP. The first one was more of a general drill practice to work on basic movements such as the right dress and open order. The second one was a lot more specific as it was a practice of the sequence of the parade, including the march past and the advance in review order. These practices made us feel confident in our drill and we all felt very prepared for the badging parade, an important milestone in our career here at RMC. The most recent PMT that we had served as a substitute for the study hours that we missed out on the night before due to the FYOP mess dinner. This was very useful towards our academic pillar as it helped us catch up on our homework before the start of the day. All in all, the PMT helps us improve in all the pillars of the college by allocating a specific time in the day to do certain events. As a First Year, I am very excited to see what’s in store for the future PMT’s over the course of the next four years. – OCdt Cale The Professional Development session for the week of 15 SEP 19 to 21 SEP 19 was a brief by the Director of Cadets, Col C. Heilman, and CPO1 L. Laurendeau followed by Division Commander meetings. The brief by the Director of Cadets was to explain her expectations of us as Cadets and her goals for the College, as well as answer any clarifying questions that the Fourth Year class may have had. She explained how coordination works between sections of the training wing (which was probably the first time that most of the Fourth Year class was learned of that coordination). She also provided guidance on leadership as well as how to balance work and life. The Colonel, as well as the CPO1, suggested books that they thought beneficial for the Cadets and explained the important points of each so as to not just suggest a book and hope that a Cadet will read it. After the briefing, the Colonel took questions to clarify any confusion people might have had about the College. – OCdt Loucks *** RMC Honours and Awards Ceremony Recognizes Deserving Cadets / Cérémonie des distinctions et récompenses du CMRrend hommage aux élèves-officiers méritants Article by/par 29006 OCdt/Élof Émilie Prud’homme, CWIIO Photos by/du Cpl Brandon Liddy, RMC Public Affairs / Affaires publiques du CMR On Wednesday, Sept 25, RMC held its Prizes and Award Ceremony. The Ceremony is important for the College since it rewards all the deserving Cadets for their academic, military and physical fitness accomplishments. Twenty-five awards were distributed. Prizes and awards The Military Leadership Excellence Award is presented to the RMC Cadet attaining the highest standards of proficiency in each of the four pillars in the Third Year of the RMC programme. The award was presented to 27908 OCdt Pecora. – Le prix d’excellence Howard B. Ripstein en troisième année est décerné à un élève-officier de la marine, de l’Armée de terre, et de la Force aérienne qui a terminé sa troisième année d’études de premier cycle et a démontré de l’excellence dans les quatre piliers du programme du Collège militaire royal du Canada. Ce prix a été décerné à : Army – 27892 OCdt Cancino Navy – 28043 NCdt Halverson Air Force – 28236 OCdt OCdt Kim – The Military Leadership Excellence Award in Second Year is presented to the RMC Cadet attaining the highest standards of proficiency in each of the four pillars in the Second Year of the RMC programme. The award was presented to 28346 OCdt Melville. – Le prix d’excellence en leadership militaire en première année est décerné à l’élève-officier du CMR qui atteint les normes de compétence les plus élevées dans chacun des quatre piliers d’études au cours de la deuxième année du programme du CMR Ce prix e été décerné à 29045 Élof Hébert. – The Howard B. Ripstein Award of Excellence in First Year is awarded to a Cadet of each of the Navy, Army and Air Force elements who has completed the first year of undergraduate studies and summer training has demonstrated excellence in all four pillars of the Royal Military College of Canada programme. The award was presented to : Army – 29093 OCdt Dawson Navy – 29123 NCdt Yuzichuk Air Force – OCdt Alain – On 3 Feb 2019, OCdts Charland and Cournoyer witnessed a severe vehicle accident on Highway 40 in Quebec while returning to RMC. Demonstrating professionalism and composure after witnessing the accident, they rendered first aid to the three victims while maintaining contact with the 911 dispatcher. Their actions reflected very positively on the Canadian Armed Forces and RMC and are highly deserving of the recognition of the Commandant’s Coin. The coin was given to 27972 OCdt Cournoyer and 27600 OCdt Charland in recognition of their help as first responders. – The Royal Military College of Canada Award for Academic Excellence in Third Year is awarded annually to the student who has obtained the highest academic standing in the Third Year. The award was presented to 28236 OCdt Kim. – La médaille commémorative J.W. Brown est décernée à l’élève-officier qui obtient la meilleure note en troisième année d’un programme des sciences humaines et sociales. Ce prix a été décerné à M2102 Élof Gagné. – The Squadron Leader McAlpine Cadet Trust Fund Award is awarded to an Air Force Cadet in the third year, with achievement in the bilingualism area. The award was presented to 28175 OCdt Owen. – The Royal Military College of Canada Award for Academic Excellence in Second Year is awarded annually to the student who has obtained the highest academic standing in the Second Year. The award was presented to 28297 OCdt Lu. – The Royal Military College of Canada Award for Academic Excellence in First Year is awarded annually to the student who has obtained the highest academic standing in the First Year. The award was presented to M2110 OCdt Leibel. – The Dr. P.F. Fisher Memorial Trophy and Scholarship is awarded to the Third Year Cadet considered most deserving by reason of academic standing and qualities of leadership and sportsmanship. The award was presented to 27891 OCdt Evans. – The Frank R. Kossa Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada United States Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the best Cadet of Third Year on the basis of personal qualities, academic performance and leadership potential. The award was presented to 28225 OCdt Banks. – Le prix d’exercice et d’éducation physique (PFUMR) est décerné tous les ans à l’élève-officier PFUMR d’une autre année qui s’est le plus distingué à l’exercice et en éducation physique. Le prix Fulton est décerné à M2104 Élof Banks. – The Class of 1942 Memorial Trophy is awarded to the best all-round ROTP/RETP cadet of the Second Year in academic standing, leadership and sportsmanship. The award was presented to 28544 OCdt Tan. – The Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division Scholarship is awarded to Cadets entering the Third Year of a four-year degree programme on the basis of high scholastic achievement and outstanding personal qualifications. The award was presented to 28346 OCdt Melville. – La bourse du Fonds fiduciaire des élèves-officiers du Commandant d’aviation McAlpine est décernée à un élève-officier de la Force aérienne de deuxième année qui s’est distingué dans le domaine militaire. Le prix Fulton est décerné à 28598 Élof Tremblay. – La bourse commémorative C. Raymond Grandy est décernée au meilleur élève-officier qui entre en deuxième année au CMR ; le candidat est choisi d’après les notes obtenues dans ses études, ses aptitudes de leadership et rendement d’ensemble en première année. Le prix Fulton est décerné à 29045 Élof Hébert. – The Queen’s University Challenge Shield is a awarded to the best all-round ROTP/RETP Cadet of the First Year in academic standing, leadership and sportsmanship. The award was presented to 29076 NCdt Evengelista. OCdt Rook is awarded the 1 Field Ambulance Commanding Officer’s Coin for outstanding work performed during her summer OJT in Edmonton. The Commanding Officer of 1 Fd Amb was unable to complete this presentation to OCdt Rook before her departure from the unit but asked that RMC make this presentation in recognition of her contribution to the unit. – The Strong Challenge Shield is awarded to the Cadet of the Third Year attaining the highest physical fitness score in the RMC Physical Fitness Test. The award was presented to 27958 OCdt Rusu with a score of 468 points. – Le prix Grant est décerné à l’élève-officier de deuxième année qui obtient la cote le plus élevée au test d’aptitude physique du CMR. Le prix Fulton est décerné à 27982 Élof Renaud avec un pointage de 454 points. – The Squadron Leader McAlpine Cadet Trust Fund Award is presented to an Air Force Cadet in the First Year, with achievement in the athletic area. The award was presented to 29141 OCdt Andrews. – Le prix Fulton est décerné à l’élève-officier de première année qui obtient la cote la plus élevée au test d’aptitude physique du CMR Le prix Fulton est décerné à Aspm Evangelista avec un pointage de 421 points. – The FORCE Rewards Program is designed to recognize Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel who achieve high levels of health-related fitness and operational readiness on their FORCE Fitness Profile, as part of their annual FORCE Evaluation. Based upon the results of over 109,000 FORCE Evaluations performed in 2016-2017, thresholds were created to ensure 50% of the CAF could achieve an Incentive level (Bronze and above) but only approximately 0.1% achieving Platinum. The following members of RMC demonstrated an extremely high level of fitness and dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle by achieving the Platinum level: 28050 OCdt Abbas, 27982 OCdt Renaud, 28371 OCdt Labrie, 27849 OCdt Sandhu