5586 Ian and Rosemary Mottershead Provide an Italian Battlefield Tour Experience for RMC Naval and Officer Cadets

Thanks to the extraordinary and sustained contributions from 5586 Ian and Rosemary Mottershead, a growing number of RMC Naval and Officer Cadets will now have the opportunity to learn about the important efforts of the Canadian, and other nations’ navies, armies and airforces, which kept key German forces in the Mediterranean and away from action on the Eastern and Western fronts of the war.

Prime Minister thanks Chief of the Defence Staff for his service to Canadians/Le premier ministre remercie le chef d’état-major de la Défense pour les services qu’il a rendus aux Canadiens

General Eyre has dedicated his life to serving Canada and Canadians. After attending military college in Ontario and British Columbia, he spent the majority of his career in command or deputy command positions. Along with four postings in the United States, he served in Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia, and twice in Afghanistan, where he oversaw training for the Afghan National Security Forces. In 2018, he became the first non-U.S. Deputy Commander of United Nations Command Korea and the most senior Canadian officer ever permanently stationed in the Indo-Pacific region.

Looking back at our most popular news stories of 2023

January 2023 Officer Cadet 29165 Layden Bergerman-Twan has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for Canada. Each year there are a total of 11 scholarships that are awarded to students. Three scholarships available for the Prairie Region, two each for Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes and one each for British Columbia and Newfoundland. https://everitas.rmcalumni.ca/officer-cadet-wins-prestigious-rhodes-scholarship/ February…

Sixth Update on Royal Military Colleges Alumni Association activities in response to the Arbour Report

On Monday, November 20th 2023, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Bill Blair, released the second status report of the External Monitor, Jocelyne Therrien, on the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)/Department of National Defence (DND) implementation of the Independent External Comprehensive Review (IECR, otherwise known as the Arbour Report).  Mme Therrien’s second report included the following update on the status of the recommendations relating to the Canadian Military Colleges:

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the RMC Alumni Association – Friday 27 October 2023

Dear fellow alumni and voting members, We are pleased to invite you to the annual meeting of the voting members of the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc. (the “RMCAA”) to be held at Kingston, on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 13:00 hours (Kingston, Ontario time). Following the meeting, there will be a…

Canadian Military Journal – A Different Kind of Alumni Association for the Royal Military Colleges of Canada

George Lundy, Chair RMC Alumni Association. Graduated from RMC in 1990. He served in the RCN until 2002. He leads Anvil Smith Cooper’s (ASC Engineered Solutions) Canadian business unit. Jill Carleton. Past Chair RMC Alumni Association. Graduated from RMC in 1987. She served as a Naval Logistics Officer until 2005, and subsequently worked as an Executive at the Canadian Forces Housing Agency. She has served on the Board of Governors of Excellence Canada as well as on the board of both the RMC Club and the RMC Foundation. She was the first Chair of the RMC Alumni Association.

Search for missing Royal Canadian Air Force members involved in helicopter crash near Petawawa concludes

The Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Community Mourns the Loss of Two Royal Canadian Air Force Members On June 20, a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-147F Chinook crashed in the Ottawa River near Garrison Petawawa. Two RCAF members, Captain David Domagala and Captain Marc Larouche, died in the crash. Our sincere condolences go…

Graduation note from the Chairman, Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association

As you enter the next chapter in your lives, may your challenges be great, your resolve uncompromised and the achievement of your goals replaced by the next challenge.

Third Update on Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association activities in response to the Arbour Report

Minister Anand recently replied to our Chair’s letter and recognized the Association’s support of positive change at the military colleges.  The Minister explained that (at the time of writing) details of the review have not yet been determined (i.e., mandate, leadership, composition).  That said the Minister noted that the alumni, alongside all other stakeholders, will be fully consulted over the course of any review.  The Minister also expressed appreciation for the Association’s support for CAF reconstitution and culture change.

Welcoming the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc.’s new Board Members

These highly accomplished individuals and proud alums will join our talented and dedicated Board of Directors in advancing the key objectives of our Association: to enhance, preserve and promote the experience, history, traditions and culture of the Canadian Military Colleges and all associated stakeholders.

Zoom Link Details for RMC Alumni Association Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 25 October 2022, 10:00 am

Dear fellow alumni and voting members, We are delighted to invite you to the annual meeting of the voting members of the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Alumni Association Inc. (the “RMCAA”) to be held at the offices of Stikeman Elliott LLP, 199 Bay St., Toronto, ON, M5L 1B9, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at…

Updated Schedule for Alumni Activities – Reunion Weekend Postponement

As a result of adjustments to the schedule of Reunion Weekend activities during the Period of Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, alumni are advised of the following changes to Reunion Weekend activities. These changes have been made in consultation with RMC to achieve a balance of muted activity level on college grounds during the Period of Mourning. 

We recognize many alumni have made travel plans that cannot be changed at this point. While on campus activities have been delayed by one week, all off campus activities are still moving forward as originally planned.

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