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Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Royal Military College (RMC) Saint-Jean is a Canadian military academy located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, inaugurated the Royal Military College Saint-Jean on May 24, 2008, and she presented the new college coat of arms to the commandant, Colonel Francois Pion.

In fall 2007, the federal government reopened the military college at Saint-Jean, which was closed in 1995. The reopening of RMC Saint-Jean uses a similar formula to the one used in 1952 when Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (CMR) was originally created. The Commandant of Royal Military College Saint-Jean (Colonel Pion) reports to the Commander, Canadian Defence Academy (CDA). RMC Saint-Jean also has its own board of governors. Cadets at RMC Saint-Jean will be issued scarlet uniforms. The first-year program at RMC Saint-Jean is expected to free up beds at Royal Military College of Canada allowing more Regular Officer Training Program (ROTP) cadets to attend RMC rather than civilian universities.

RMC Saint-Jean infrastructure is currently used by the Canadian Forces located at ASU Saint-Jean and by a non-profit corporation called Campus du Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec), which arranges for the upkeep of many of the educational facilities and leases them out to educational institutions such as the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) for their local program while also renting out others for short events such as large banquets or conventions.

Program

Corresponding to the first two years of collegial (CEGEP) studies in Quebec, preparatory year is a pre-university program of studies. Intended for students who have obtained their high-school certificates in Quebec or the equivalent elsewhere in Canada, the program prepares students to continue their studies at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.

Military education for Canadian officers is focused on the four components unique to the military colleges: military training, physical fitness, bilingualism and academic excellence

Students at RMC Saint-Jean will be able to receive training in a two-year general military College of General and Professional Education (CEGEP) diploma program to about 200 students per year:

  • 130–140 cadets in the Preparatory year
  • 60–70 in second year at RMC Saint-Jean

The RMC Saint-Jean attracts Quebecers who have already completed a year at some other CEGEP to switch into the first year at RMC Saint-Jean. RMC Saint-Jean offers courses in French to the French-speaking cadets and in English to the English-speaking cadets.

Although the College does not offer university-level courses as it did before 1995, credits can be applied to programs at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario or other universities. So that students can move seamlessly from one to the other, the academic programs at the two institutions will be harmonized. At the end of the first or preparatory year, students who opt for the “General” program (science, arts, business) will stay on at CMR for another year. Students studying engineering will go to Kingston, Ontario into first year at RMC.

At its campus in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu the RMC has been offering a preuniversity programme for 140 students per year. The preparatory year ("prep year") cadets acquire the necessary academic standard needed to attend RMC. The preparatory year is open to students from Canada who need to upgrade their studies before beginning university courses. The program is intended mainly for students from Quebec. The academic function of CMR was to educate its cadets up to the second year of a college degree. The remaining studies are to be completed at the RMC in Kingston.

Divided into two semesters the academic year is composed of 75 teaching days and a final examination period, followed by a supplemental examination period.

Academics

Faculty of Science Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Sociology
  • History
  • Political Science (Politics
  • Economics)
  • The preparatory year students register in either the social sciences or science program. The programs are offered in both official languages. The social sciences program features courses in sociology, history, political science, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and physics. The sciences program includes courses in: mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, and history. The core courses in both programs include: literature, philosophy, second language, and physical education.

    The mandate of the preparatory year is to develop in its students good work habits, academic diligence, critical facility, and team spirit.

    Student Life

    • In fall 2008, officer cadets will return to wearing a distinctive Dress of the Day (DOD) uniform which consists of a white shirt, black sweater or light jacket, as well as black trousers or skirt with a red stripe down the side. The headdress will be a black wedge with red piping.

    Centres

    Canadian Forces Management Development School (CFMDS)

    Founded in 1966, the mission of the CFMDS is to apply management and leadership training and consultation to the defence team. The CFMDS is housed at the RMC Saint-Jean.

    Non-Commissioned Members Professional Development Centre (NCMPDC)

    The NCMPDC was created on 1 April 2003 and is located at Campus St-Jean. The courses that are offered at the centre are the Intermediate Leadership Qualification (ILQ), the Advanced Leadership Qualification (ALQ) and finally the CPO1/CWO Chief Qualification (CQ). All courses include both distance learning and a residential portion. The distance learning portion lasts 9 or 10 weeks depending on the course and allows the candidates to remain with their respective units. These courses also prepare the candidates for the residential portion which last three weeks and takes place on the RMC Saint-Jean site.

    The NCMPDC courses were created as a result of the NCM Corps 2020.

    More than a thousand members of the Canadian Forces transit through the NCMPDC each year in order to perfect their knowledge and skills following or before their promotion to the ranks of warrant officer (petty officer 1st class), master warrant officer (chief petty officer second class) or chief warrant officer (chief petty officer first class).

    Routine

    When they arrive at the Officer Cadets Division, the officer-cadets have already chosen their service. They are soon separated into three squadrons (Richelieu, Iberville or Tracey). The cadets wear the uniform of their service during the preparation year. They will not wear the Royal Military College of Canada uniform until their first year of university.

    The preuniversity programme features modern, diversified teaching methods: workshops, introduction to research methods, laboratories, group projects, oral and multimedia presentations. The staff provide academic support in the form of workshops, tutorials, and supplementary courses.

    The cadets live in the Cartier Building or the Champlain Building and eat in Dextrase Pavilion (completed in 1993). The cadets can leave the campus at any time when they do not have classes, study periods or training.

    During the week, the daily routine consists of inspection, running, breakfast, classes, sports, and studies. The officer-cadets attend academic classes and undergo military training. The military training is in the form of drill, cartography, compass use and three major field exercises each year. The cadets take roles as cadet squadron commander, second in command (2IC) and section commanders. Outside classes, bilingualism is promoted by French / English weeks.

    On the weekend, with the exception of military training, the students are largely free.

    History

    Year Significance
    1948

    • In the post-war re-organization of the Canadian Forces, the Canadian Military Colleges Circle (CMC) was formed with RMC, Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) and Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean(CMR) (now known as RMC Saint-Jean)

    1950 The Old Brigade, alumni celebrating 50 or more years since they entered one of the military colleges, are inducted.
    1952 CMR now (RMC Saint-Jean)was established in order to conduct tri-service cadet training within the Canadian Forces. It was a classical college, with the initial purpose of providing a more equitable representation of French Canadians in the three services of the Canadian Forces. During spring 1952, Louis Saint-Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada, made the decision to found a bilingual military college in Quebec, to open in September. In 1952 the Governor General of Canada officially opened Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (CMR).
    1968 Pavillon Lahaie was built, featuring laboratory, library and office space
    1971 CMR established a formal partnership with the University of Sherbrooke, after which CMR cadets were able to obtain a bachelor's degree without leaving Saint-Jean.
    1973

    • The CMR March (music), "La marche du Richelieu" composed by Madame Denise Chabot (wife of head of French department LCol C.A. Chabot) in 1954 became the official college march. "La Gaillarde" is the slow march

    1985 The Quebec government passed an act granting CMR its own university charter.
    1988 CMR was authorized to grant master's and doctorate degrees.
    1995

    • following the end of the Cold War and massive government cutbacks on defence spending, the Department of National Defence closed Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) and Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (CMR).
    • CMR now operates as part of ASU Saint-Jean as Campus Saint-Jean where preparatory year ("prep year") cadets acquire the necessary academic standard needed to attend RMC.
    • RRMC is no longer a military institution, and is now maintained by the Government of British Columbia as Royal Roads University.
    • The loss of CMR and RRMC along with their many traditions and history as military colleges still remains a bitter event for many cadets and alumni.

    2007

    • The reopening of CMR was discussed during the Debates of the Senate (Hansard) 1st Session, 39th Parliament, Volume 143, Issue 93 on Thursday, May 3, 2007.
    • The reopening of CMR was announced in July 2007 for the fall term 2007

    2008

    • Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, inaugurated the Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC St-Jean) on May 24, 2008, and she presented the new college coat of arms to the commandant, Colonel Francois Pion.

    Quotes

    # Name Quote
    H7860 Roméo Dallaire (CMR/RMC 1969), Canadian Senator

    • "The decision to close the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean was particularly ill-advised. I applaud Minister O'Connor's decision to reopen it, and I do wonder why you fired him. I hope that reopening the college is not another of the disingenuous things that seem to be coming out of that department.

    H7860 Roméo Dallaire (CMR/RMC 1969), Canadian Senator

    • "The possibility of starting a new program at the college—a military Cegep that would allow all officer cadets to spend two years in Saint-Jean before going to Kingston, instead of studying only in Kingston—is being considered. In the spirit of progress, would it be possible to support a principle as basic as the freedom of francophones in the Canadian Armed Forces by establishing a Cegep-style francophone bilingual military college."

    12046 Pierre Ducharme, President of RMC Club

    • "Le Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean served our country very well in the past and the Club wishes CMR a long and distinguish life."

    Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages

    • "The creation of the College militaire royal in 1952 was very important for the Canadian military, and Canadian society. For 43 years, this institution provided an excellent training and learning environment for Francophone recruits, as well as an exceptional immersion environment for Anglophones who wished to improve their skills in French. Its closing in 1995 caused long-term problems for the Canadian Forces. I am pleased to see that the first step has been taken in the re-establishment of this important institution, which has contributed a great deal to the history of Canadian linguistic duality."
    • "It is important that the men and women who choose to serve their country in the Canadian Forces and accept the inherent risks are able to do so in an environment that respects their preferred official language. It is important that Canadian military leadership be taught—and learned—in both official languages."
    • "The Saint-Jean Royal Military College was established because National Defence wanted to increase its recruitment of Francophone officers. It opened its doors in 1952 and, over the years, it grew from a college to a full university. As it was located in a French-speaking province, it offered the added benefits of enabling Anglophone officers to participate in the best immersion program in North America."

    Michael Fortier, MP for Montreal.

    • "Reopening of CMR ... is excellent news for the military, for the City of St-Jean, and of course for francophones not only in Quebec but outside Quebec"
    • The 1995 closure of CMR was "as though the NHL had removed the Montreal Canadiens franchise."
    • "Our youngsters in Quebec who want to study in a military college want to study in a francophone environment college close to them, and francophones outside Quebec interested in the armed forces want to study here in Quebec"

    Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

    • "I am thrilled to have been able to see this institution re-opened—it was a priority for our government and we delivered the goods. This independent and vibrant academic institution provides a vital educational asset to the region and it's re-opening exemplifies our government's commitment to getting things done right to provide the best education and training for our CF members." May 2008
    • "The college is an important institution for students in the region and in Quebec. We know that the Liberals closed this institution in 1995, and we also know that the Bloc did not have the ability to change what the Liberals had done. This government is once again showing that it will take action to meet the needs of Canada, Quebec and the Canadian Forces." Hansard 39th Parliament, 2nd Session Tuesday, June 3, 2008

    S157 BGen (Ret) Gordon O'Connor, Minister of National Defence

    • "I am here to correct a grave error committed by the previous government"... "We want to give it CMR back its history and glory. The reopening is important because our army is expanding. This is a jewel of our military history."
    • "It is with great pride that I am announcing the re-establishment of the College militaire royal de Saint-Jean"
    • "This vital educational institution will once again take its pride of place in the development of a bilingual officer corps. For too long we have felt its absence. CMR is back."
    • "It has to do with giving francophones their place within the military"

    Marcel Prud'homme, Canadian Senator requesting reopening CMR

    • "Honourable senators, the closing of Collège militaire royale de Saint-Jean is one error of the past that I find unforgivable. Given the very important role the new administration wants to give to the armed forces, could the government now consider reopening Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean as soon as possible?"

    G1415 Major General Walter Semianiw OMM CD (RMC 1980) Chief Military Personnel

    • the reopening of "Saint-Jean as an independent academic institution will provide a vital educational capability to the Canadian Forces."
    • "This will restore a Commandant, Board of Governors, and a Principal, as well as the military culture of discipline, uniforms and fitness training in order to meet the needs of an expanding and transforming Canadian Forces."

    Features and buildings

    Escadron Richelieu uses Cartier Block and Pavillon Lahaie. Pavillons Vanier, DeLéry, Dextraze, Massey and the Old Mess are shared. The campus provides state-of-the-art technological support: library, well-equipped laboratories, ample supplies of learning materials, and Internet access.

    Building Significance Built
    Administration Building #24 Registry of Historic Places of Canada 1937 to 1938
    Cartier Pavilion Honours Jacques Cartier, French navigator and explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France 1955
    DeLery Building academic classrooms named after Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry, a military engineer who built Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec) in 1748 1957
    Dextraze Pavilion Dining Room named after General J.A. Dextraze H18111 former Chief of the Defence Staff (Canada)
    La Galissonnière Pavilion named after Roland-Michel Barrin de La Galissonière, (commandant-general of New France) Registry of Historic Places of Canada 1955
    Lahaie Pavilion Library laboratories and additional offices named after Brigadier-General Marcelin L. Lahaie 1952-57 1968–1974
    Maisonneuve pavilion Dormitory named after Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal, Quebec
    Massey Building named after Vincent Massey former Governor General of Canada
    Montcalm Pavilion (CMR 4, Building No. 4 and Montcalm Barracks) Dormitory named after General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm Registry of Historical Places 1839
    Old Mess (all ranks), Building 5

    • Registry of Historical Places
    • recreational and social activity centre is one of a group of buildings located within the earthen rampart

    1839
    Parade square 300 feet by 400 feet Aug.–Sept. 1955
    Ramparts The ruins of Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec) 1748
    Second World War Memorial this granite slab monument is dedicated to the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of No. 48 Canadian Infantry (Basic) Training unit who died in WWII 1 Dec 1945
    Vanier Pavilion Sport Complex, also outdoor soccer, tennis and Canadian football fields named after Georges P. Vanier, former Governor General of Canada

    Memorials

    Other Description

    • 25th Anniversary Monument
  • donated by the Club des Anciens du CMR de St Jean in 1977 to honour 25th anniversary of college
  • World War II War Monument

    • The granite slab at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean,
    • World War II War Memorial remembers ex-cadets who died on military service
    • Includes the Bible's 2 Timothy 4:7 (King James Version): I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
    • Donated by the Club des Anciens du CMR de St Jean

    Plaques

    Plaque Description

  • Built in 1748 during the French régime. During the 1837 rebellion, French-Canadian patriots planned to attack Fort Saint-Jean, which was then occupied by British troops. The plan was not executed. "En 1839, des travaux sont entrepris au Fort Saint-Jean dans le but d'y édifier un important camp militaire qui pourrait contrer toute tentative de rébellion ultérieure."
  • Museum of Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean

    The museum is located in Fort Saint-Jean on the campus of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. The museum mandate is to collect, conserve, research and display material relating to the history of the CMR, its former cadets and its site, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The museum contains collections of military memorabilia and military artefacts. The site has been occupied since 1666 by different garrisons, a shipyard and a military college.

    The CMR Ex-Cadet Foundation manages the museum which recognizes more than 325 years (1666–1995) of military history at the fortifications located on the Richelieu River. The flora and centennial trees enhance the site.

    The museum was located in the old guardhouse from 1974–1998. The museum was closed from 1998–2003 but is now situated in the former Protestant chapel. The museum is opened Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00, from May 24 until September 1.

    The museum is a member of the Canadian Museums Association and the Organization of Military Museums of Canada Inc. The museum is an accredited museum within the Canadian Forces Museum System. The museum has formed a cooperating association of friends of the museum to assist with projects.

    Traditions

    Tradition Significance
    blanket toss blanket toss of senior class members after the last waltz at the Grad Ball
    'change of command ceremony' The former commandant offers farewell and best wishes to the college and to the new Commandant. The new commandant accepts a first salute as the cadet wing marches past.
    College Coin Every new officer cadet is issued a challenge coin upon completion of First Year Orientation Period. The coin is engraved with the name of the college in French and English surrounding the college badge on the obverse. The cadet's college number and the motto is in both languages.
    college toast (honor) CMR toast to absent comrades meaning those who have fallen in action or who had died
    Feux de joie an honour guard perform a rifle salute with field artillery, or more commonly, rifles using blank ammunition.
    Freedom of the fort Officer cadets are equal independently of their year. They are also allowed to remove their headgear.
    Jacket exchange CMR Director of Cadets exchanges tunics with I Year Officer Cadet at CMR Christmas Dinner.
    Just passing by When a graduate of the CMR pilots an aircraft in the vicinity of Saint-Jean, Quebec, he or she conducts an impromptu airshow over the college.
    Obstacle course race gruelling course for recruits set up by the cadets' immediate predecessors, memorialized by a sculpture
    Old 18 First year cadets are required to memorize the names of the first class in the order of their college numbers.
    Old Brigade Alumni who entered military college 50 or more years before wear unique berets and ties, have the Right of the Line on reunion weekend memorial parades, and present the college cap badge to the first-year cadets on the First Year Badging Parade. Each class traditionally marks its 50-year anniversary and entry into the Old Brigade with a gift.
    Shouldering professors at closing exercises, cadets carried professors around the room
    Skylarks annual class practical joke or prank
    Sweetheart broach officer cadets gave their dates an enamel brooch in lieu of a corsage for formal dances at Christmas and graduation. The museum retains several examples.

    Commandants

    With college numbers and rank held as commandant

    Name Year
    H11171 Colonel Marcelin L. Lahaie, DSO, CD 1952–1957
    Group Captain Jean G. Archambault, AFC, CD 1957–1960
    Captain J.A.T. Marcel Jetté, CD 1960–1963
    H12481 Colonel J. Armand Ross, DSO, CD (Honorary 1975) 1963–1966
    Colonel Roland A. Reid, MC, CD, ADC 1966–1968
    H12882 Colonel Jacques Chouinard, CD, ADC (Honorary 1973) 1968–1970
    H14129 Colonel Gérard C.E. (Gerry) Thériault, CD, ADC (Honorary 1975) 1970–1971
    3814 & H12478 Brigadier-General Jean-Paul A. (Jack) Cadieux, CD, ADC (RMC 1957) 1971–1973
    Colonel J. Arthur R. Vandal, CD, ADC 1973–1975
    4377 Lieutenant General Richard J. Evraire, CD (CMR/RMC 1959) 1975–1978
    3759 Colonel Charles-Eugène Savard, OMM, CD, ADC (CMR 1957) 1978–1981
    5359 Colonel (Ret'd) J. Yvon Durocher, CD, ADC (CMR/RMC 1962) 1981–1983
    5643 Colonel (Ret'd) Rudolphe J. Parent, OMM, CD, ADC (CMR/RMC 1963) 1983–1986
    6116 Colonel (Ret'd) J.L.H. Claude Archambault, OMM, CD, ADC (CMR/RMC 1964) 1986–1989
    6496 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Charles J.C.A. Émond CD (CMR/RMC 1965) 1991-1994
    8738 Colonel (Ret'd) J.Marcel Parisien (CMR RMC 1971) 1995
    12603 Colonel J.U. François Pion OMM, CD (RMC 1980) 2007–present

    Notable alumni

    Shown with college numbers.

    Student # Name College Year Significance
    6873 Major-General Clive J. Addy, CMM, CD (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1966 founding Chair of National Security Group
    6097 Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) Paul G Addy CMM, CD CMR RMC 1964 senior officer
    5315 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Robert Alden CMR RMC 1963 senior officer
    6116 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Claude Archambault CMR RMC 1964 senior officer
    18056 Mr Dominic JL Arpin CMR 1987 TV host, journalist, movie columnist
    15215 Harold Arsenault CD CMR 1984 Businessman, Director, Amadeus IT Group Amadeus International Inc.
    5992 Doctor Allan James Barrett CD CMR/RMC 1964 Vice-principal of RMC and Canadian Defence Academy director of learning management
    15227 Captain Christian C. Beauchesne (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1986 Businessman, VP Halogen Software
    6090 The Right Reverend George L.R. Bruce, CD CMR/RMC 1964 Diocesan Bishop of Ontario 2002-present, nominated for Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2007
    19616 Miguel Caron CMR/RMC 1995 Businessman, President and CEO, Lyrtech
    18096 Alain JGA Charron CMR/RMC 1992 Businessman, A.C.E. Building Inspection Services, Inc.,
    3997 Major-General (Ret'd) Robert Chisholm CMR 1958 senior officer
    4410 Major-General (Re't) Andrew Christie CMR 1959 senior officer
    15204 Diane Claveau CMR 1985 First women to graduate after 4 years of instruction at the CMR. She holds a B.A.
    5639 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Keith Corbould CMR RMC 1963 senior officer
    15751 Captain Bruno Couillard (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1987 Businessman, President & Chief Technology Officer, BC5 Technologies Inc., co-founder Chrsalis-ITS Inc.
    11182 Major-General Jean-Michel Comtois OMM, CD (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1976 Businessman, VP, CMC Electronics
    3737 senior officer(Ret'd) Colin Curleigh CMR 1956 senior officer
    H7860 Lieutenant-General Senator Roméo Dallaire O.C., CMM (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1969 former commander of United Nations peacekeeping mission to Rwanda
    H7543 Senator Joseph A. Day CMR/RMC 1968 retired from Royal Canadian Air Force; lawyer, Liberal Senator for New Brunswick 2001.10.04 -
    6415 Major-General (Re'd) Tom Defaye CMR 1965 senior officer
    5359 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Yvon Durocher CMR RMC 1962 senior officer
    11639 Captain Paul J. Detering (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1978 Businessman, Founder and CEO Tioga Energy
    H18111 General Jacques Dextraze, CC, CMM, CBE, DSO (2), CD CMR 1987 Chief of the Defence Staff from 1972–1977.
    6480 Thomas S. Drolet CMR/RMC 1965 Businessman, Board Member, Western GeoPower Corp
    7619 Captain Mark JM Duncan (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1968 VP, CEO, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
    4992 Pierre Y. Ducros C.M. CMR/RMC 1960 Businessman, inducted into Canadian Information Productivity Awards Hall of Fame; pioneer in informatics and telecommunications services; former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Université du Québec à Montréal, and as a member of the Conseil consultatif international des Hautes Études Commerciales.
    8662 Dr. Allan English CMR/RMC 1971 author; professor
    4377 Lieutenant-General Richard Evraire CMM, CD (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1959 Chair, Canadian Defence Association
    6131 Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Robert Fischer CMR RMC 1964 senior officer
    8276 Doctor MJ Garneau C.C., CD, Ph.D., F.C.A.S.I. CMR/RMC 1970 Canadian astronaut aboard space shuttles Challenger and Endeavour, logged nearly 700 hours in space; NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1997,
    5105 Doctor JL Granatstein O.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C. CMR/RMC 1961 Canadian historian
    7855 Mr Paul JP Hession CMR/RMC 1969 Executive Partnerships, Canada Health Infoway Inc
    5381 Ray Hession CMR/RMC 1962 Chair, Service Canada Advisory Council
    13443 Shamus M. Hurley CMR 1982 President and CEO, Kinetico Incorporated
    18157 Kurt Hoppe CMR 1990 Businessman, Director, Digeo Inc
    12372 Commander Peter Johnston CD (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1980 Businessman, partner, Lansdowne Technologies Inc.
    5982 Robert D Jull CMR/RMC 1964 Businessman, executive and entrepreneur, Icron Technologies Corporation
    11635 Dr. Jean de Lafontaine CMR/RMC 1978 founding President of NGC Aerospace Ltd.; educator
    17718 Mr Emmanuel Langlois CMR 1990 Businessman, Executive VP Sologlobe
    11597 Captain Richard JPR Laurence CMR/RMC 1977 founder/President of Trillys Systems Inc.
    6454 Lieutenant-General (ret'd) William C. Leech, CMM, CD (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1965 VP, Mincom Defence
    15833 Mr Claude François Lemasson CMR/RMC 1987 Businessman, GM, Goldcorp Inc.
    7502 Lieutenant(N) Joseph Lyrette (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1968 Businessman, CEO ADGA Group Consultants Inc.
    5404 Major-General (Ret'd) John Arch MacInnis CMR RMC 1962 senior officer
    9573 Steven MacLean (astronaut) CMR 1973 Canadian astronaut
    3776 Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Hugh MacNeil CMR RMC 1957 senior officer
    13481 Tom Manley CMR 1978 Businessman, politician
    10450 Lieutenant-Commander Jean Marcotte 1975 cycling across Canada in support of the Military Family Fund, 2007
    6018 Right Admiral (Ret'd) Peter Martin CMR RMC 1964 senior officer
    4750 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Stewart E McGowan CMR RMC 1960 senior officer
    9999 Mr Patrick PG Michaud CMR/RMC 1974 Businessman, Vice-President, Score Media Inc.
    4393 Doctor Desmond Morton (historian) CMR/RMC 1959 Canadian historian
    12320 Major-General Walter Natynczyk OMM, M.S.C., CD RRMC/CMR 1979 Vice Chief of the Defence Staff; Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom
    5643 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Rudolphe R.J. Parent CMR RMC 1963 senior officer
    12110 Mr Christian M. Paupe CMR 1979 Businessman, Executive VP, CFO Yellow Pages Income Fund & Trader Corporation.
    13016 Major Luc JSL Perron (Ret'd) CMR/RMC 1982 Businessman, VP, Optosecurity
    10468 Major-General Jerry S.T. Pitzul, CMR 1975 Judge-Advocate-General from 1998 to 2006.
    10026 Denis Pouliot CMR/RMC 1974 Businessman, Director, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
    4669 Mr Toivo Roht CMR/RMC 1960 author of "Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Royal Roads Military College and Royal Military College 1955–2006"
    8752 Jacques Roy CMR 1971 Director, HEC-Montréal
    8356 Guy Saint-Pierre CMR 1970 Businessman, politician
    3634 Brigadier-General (Re't) Doug D Smith CMR 1956 senior officer
    6014 Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) Frederick Sutherland CMR RMC 1965 senior officer
    11199 Jacques St-Laurent CD CMR/RMC 1976 Businessman, VP, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
    20688 Ms. Shanie Ste-Marie CMR/RMC 1997 Businesswoman, owner, Traduction SSM Translation Services
    11721 Lawrence Stevenson CMR/RMC 1978 Businessman, CEO Callisto Capital
    12464 Tom Sweeney CD CMR/RMC 1980 Businessman, co-founder, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
    5457 Major General (Ret'd) Marc M. Terreau CMR 1962 senior officer
    19282 Didier Toussaint CMR 1993 Businessman, co-founder, partner, Top Aces Consulting
    16817 Louis Veilleux CMR 1984 Businessman, co-founder, President and CEO, Sologlobe
    11731 Mr Dennis D Weiss CMR/RMC 1978 Businessman, VP EWA-Canada
    6343 Mr Ian Wilson CMR 1963 Librarian and Archivist of Canada
    3982 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Douglas Yuill CMR 1958 senior officer
    H12878 Colonel (Ret'd) J.A. Berthiaume, OBE, KStJ, CD CMR 1952 CMR administration officier 1952-1953, commandant of the 1 R22eR 1957-1960

    Notable faculty

    In fiction and popular culture

    The College's central place in Canadian military circles has made it the setting for novels, plays, films and other cultural works.

    • 4377 Lt. Gen. Richard J. Evraire, CD (CMR/RMC 1959) wrote the play Chambre 204 (Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu: Editions Mille Roches, 1982) inspired by his time at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. http://www.gg.ca/media/doc.asp?lang=e&DocID=5382

    Books

    • H15198 Dr. Jacques Castonguay “Pourquoi a-t-on fermé le Collège militaire de Saint-Jean?” Montreal, Art Global, 2005
    • H15198 Dr. Jacques Castonguay "Le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean" Meridien 1989
    • H15198 Dr. Jacques Castonguay "Le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean: une université à caractère différent" Septentrion, 1992 ISBN 292111478X, 9782921114783
    • H15198 Jacques Castonguay "The unknown Fort, Editions du Levrier" 1966
    • H15198 Jacques Castonguay "Les defies du Fort Saint-Jean, Editions du Richelieu" 1975
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