Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Coordinates: 45°17′50.30″N 73°16′0.12″W / 45.297306°N 73.2667°W / 45.297306; -73.2667

Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Motto Verité, Devoir, Vaillance (French)
Motto in English "Truth, Duty, Valour"
Established 1952
Type public military college CEGEP
Chancellor S157 Hon. Peter MacKay (ex-officio as Minister of National Defence)
Principal Commandant 14154 Col Guy Maillet, CD (RMC 1983)
Admin. staff 20
Undergraduates up to 200
Location Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Campus 80 acres (32 ha), waterfront, situated on the west bank of the Richelieu River, Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec)
2 year program 'A diploma not like the others' 'Un diploma pas comme les autres'
Affiliations AUCC, IAU, AUFC, COU, CIS, CVU, PPC, UArctic, MAISA, Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Royal Military College (RMC) Saint-Jean is a Canadian military academy located on the site of Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec), originally built 1666, which is now part of the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 40 km south of Montreal, Quebec. It is the arm of the Canadian Military College system that ensures the smooth transition of selected Cadets from high school to university education by providing pre-university and college-level programs. The programs are harmonized with those at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). The four components of achievement are Academics, Leadership, Athletics and Bilingualism. RMC Saint Jean offers a low teacher-student ratio, a physical fitness programme, teaching, and leadership activities. The college has clubs, an intramural sports programme and recreational facilities.



  • Conduct of the Preparatory Year academic activities, under the functional authority of RMC, as well as military and fitness training and bilingualism.
  • Provision of oversight, under the functional authority of RMC, of the Continuing Studies and Officer Professional Military Education programs.[1]


Saint-Jean sur Richelieu

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. [2]

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

  • 130–140 cadets in the Preparatory year
  • 60–70 in the second year

The RMC Saint-Jean allows 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.[3]

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 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 the first year at RMC.[3]

At its campus in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu the Royal Military College of Canada offers a pre-university program admitting up to 140 students per year. The preparatory year ("prep year") cadets acquire the necessary academic standard needed to attend RMC. Although the program is intended mainly for students from Quebec, the preparatory year is open to students from Canada who need to upgrade their studies before beginning university courses. The academic function of CMR is 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.

In preparation for continued university studies at RMC, students select either the Social Sciences programme (for students pursuing degree in Arts) or the Science programme (for students pursuing a degree in Engineering or Science). Each programme is offered in both official languages. The two programmes share core courses: four in Literature; three in Philosophy; two in Second Language Studies; three in Physical Education. These core courses are supplemented with courses specific to each programme.


Faculty of Science [4] Faculty of Social Sciences [4]

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.[5]


Royal Military College Saint-Jean uniforms

Cadets wear a variety of uniforms depending on the occasion and their environment: ceremonial dress (semi ceremonial); full dress (formal occasions); ceremonial dress (semi ceremonial); outside sports dress; service dress Air Force; service dress Navy; service dress Navy without jacket; Service dress Air Force without jacket; service dress Army without jacket; and combat dress. [6]In winter 2009, Royal Military College officer cadets returned to wearing a distinctive Dress of the Day (DOD) uniform which consists of a white shirt, black sweater/light jacket, as well as black trousers/skirt with a red stripe down the side. The headdress is a black wedge with red piping.[7] Mess dress is worn in the Senior Staff Mess for formal occasions such as mess dinners.

Proficiency Badges

Royal Military College Saint-Jean badges 2011

The gold thread crossed pistols are awarded as a military badge for marksmanship when markman levels are achieved for the pistol; a crown is awarded in May to the top score in the College. The gold thread crossed rifles are awarded as a military badge for marksmanship when markman levels are achieved for the rifle; a crown is awarded in May to the top score in the College. The gold thread cross swords in a laurel wreath military proficiency badge is awarded if the following conditions have been met by the student: a mark of at least B in military assessment; positive leadership qualities in the summer training report; an academic average of at least 70%; a mark of at least B in physical training; a satisfactory mark in the bilingualism profile; A crown is awarded to the top Cadet having received this award, by year. All students are awarded at least a blue start for a start at bilingualism. As they achieve proficiency, they receive a silver or gold star. An academic distinction badge is awarded to a student with an academic average of at least 80% at the end of the year. Physical fitness badges are awarded upon reaching a certain number of points. As cadets learn and demonstrate leadership skills, they are appointed to different positions. The number of bars increases from 0 to 5 as students are promoted. There are 5 no-bar positions and 15 2 bar positions. [8]


Awards are granted to outstanding cadets:

Award Description Honours
John Matheson Memorial Sword Preparatory Year cadet who achieved the highest results in all four components of the College’s program, namely Academics, Leadership, Athletics and Bilingualism. H17417 John Matheson (Royal Military College of Canada 1936)
Ex-Cadets Trophy First Year cadet who achieved the highest results in all four components of the College’s program, namely Academics, Leadership, Athletics and Bilingualism. Royal Military Colleges ex-cadet club



Founded in 1966, the mission of the Canadian Forces Management Development School (CFMDS) is to apply management and leadership training and consultation to the defence team. The CFMDS is housed at the RMC Saint-Jean.[9]


The Non-Commissioned Members Professional Development Centre (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.[10]

The NCMPDC courses were created as a result of the NCM Corps 2020, which is the strategic guidance for the professional development of the Canadian Forces Non-Commissioned Members. [1]

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).

The NCMPDC is a unique professional education establishment within the CF. It is the only pan-CF school that is for NCM's taught by NCM's and as of September 2007 commanded by an NCM.

Since May 2009, NCMPDC is under the command of the Canadian Forces College (CFC) in Toronto, which offers a similar professional development curricumlum but for officer from the ranks of major to brigadier-general.

Regular Officer Training Plan

In addition to a university education, Officer Cadets receive military training, occupation training and second language training and a career after graduation. The full-time salary includes full dental care, as well as vacation with full pay. Upon successful completion of the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP), Officer Cadets are awarded a university degree and granted commissions as Officers in the Canadian Forces. Normally, graduates serve at least five years with the Canadian Forces. The application deadline to ROTP is in January for Basic Officer Training in July and admission the following September.

Typically, successful applicants enter the Canadian Military College (CMC) System as an Officer Cadet, where they receive an education that balances academics, leadership, bilingualism and athletics. If there are more qualified candidates than the CMC System can accommodate or the choice of programme is not offered, such as Nursing, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy, successful applicants would be eligible to apply to any Canadian university where books, lab fees and student fees are covered, and students receive a monthly salary.

Since an application to ROTP is also an application to the Canadian Military College System, all candidates are assessed against an aptitude test, a medical examination, and an interview. Military Potential is an assessment of Aptitudes, Personality Traits, and the choice of occupation. Academic Performance is an a candidate's top six most recent marks related to the requirements of the chosen programme. Officer Cadets are obliged to maintain satisfactory academic and military performance throughout the programme.

Squadrons of the Cadet Wing

The undergraduate student body, known as the Cadet Wing, is sub-divided into three smaller groupings called Squadrons, under the guidance and supervision of senior cadets.[11] The squadrons are currently named in honour of local communities. Squadrons are subdivided into flights and sections.

Squadron # Name
1 Iberville
2 Richelieu
3 Tracy

In the 1960s, the three squadrons were named Cartier, Maisonneuve and Champlain in honour of historical figures.


Chair, Royal Military College Saint-Jean logo

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 Tracy).

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 Dextraze 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.


In Fall 2007, the federal government reopened the military college at Saint-Jean. The military college was slated for closure in 1995. On July 9, 1994 the federal and provincial governments agreed to maintain it as a non degree-granting college. [12]

The reopening of RMC Saint-Jean in 2007 greatly differs from the original college which opened in 1952 and from the RMC of Canada located in Kingston. The new RMC Saint-Jean emcompasses the Canadian Forces Management and Development School, one of the oldest CF training establishments in the country. It is also the home to the Non-Commissioned Member Professional Development Centre, which develops the prospective future senior leaders of the Canadian Forces NCM Corps.

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.[2]

The Commandant of Royal Military College Saint-Jean reports to the Commander, Canadian Defence Academy (CDA). RMC Saint-Jean also has its own board of governors. Cadets at RMC Saint-Jean are issued scarlet uniforms. The first-year program at RMC Saint-Jean is freeing up beds at RMC allowing more Regular Officer Training Program (ROTP) cadets to attend RMC rather than civilian universities.[3]

Year Significance
  • 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 the Spring of 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.
  • 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.[13] "La Gaillarde" is the slow march.
  • 15th Anniversary celebrations 8 October 1977.
  • Plaque presented to Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean by the RMC Club 8 Oct 1977
1983-4 1nd Terry-Fox run in Saint-Jean 1983; 2 000 runners attended the 2nd race held Sun 9 Sept 1984
1984 Honour Guard of 114 cadets at the depart of Pope Jean-Paul II 20 September 1984
1984 Saturday May 12 1984 the band performed at the CMR graduation for the first time
1985 The Quebec government passed an act granting CMR its own university charter.
1988 CMR was authorized to grant master's and doctorate degrees.
  • 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.[14]
  • 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.
  • 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.[2]

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. 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. The Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings lists six recognized Federal Heritage Buildings on the Royal Military College Saint-Jean grounds:[15]

Administration building, Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Saint Maurice Stained glass window, Officer Cadet’s Mess, Royal Military College St-Jean
Building (built) Recognition
Administration Building 24 (1937-8)
  • recognized Federal Heritage Building 1989 [15]
  • Registry of Historic Places of Canada[16]
Cartier Pavilion (1955)
DeLery Building (1957)
Dextraze Pavilion
Gallisonnière Block / Supply Building 6 (1955)
Lahaie Pavilion (1968–74)
  • Library laboratories and additional offices named after Brigadier-General Marcelin L. Lahaie
Maisonneuve pavilion
  • Dormitory named after Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal, Quebec
Massey Building
Montcalm Pavilion / Officer Cadet Dormitory, (CMR 4, Building No. 4 and Montcalm Barracks)Building 4 (1839)
Museum, Former Guard House, Building 26 (1885)
  • Recognized Federal Heritage Building 1989 [15]
  • Registry of Historical Places [19]
Officer's Mess Building 5 (1839)
  • Recognized Federal Heritage Building 1987 [15]
  • Registry of Historical Places [20]
  • recreational and social activity centre is one of a group of buildings located within the earthen rampart
  • The mess features a stained glass window of Saint Maurice, the patron saint of soldiers, swordsmiths, and armies.
Parade square (Aug.–Sept. 1955)
  • 300 feet by 400 feet
Ramparts |The ruins of Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec) (1748 and 1775–1776)
  • Registry of Historical Places [21]
Sergeants’ Mess, Building 3 (1839)
  • Registry of Historical Places [22]
  • Federal Heritage Building 1987 [15]
Vanier Pavilion


Fort Saint-Jean circa 1775 siege of the fort
Artillery @ Royal Military College 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.[23]

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.

H18424 Lt Cdr (Ret`d) David Daniel Ruddy founded the CMR Museum in 1965 in order to exhibit artefacts from Fort Saint-Jean and souvenirs from Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. He was the CMR Museum Director from 1965 to 1988. The museum was opened in the old guardhouse at the northern entrance to the College from 1974–1998. The three small cells were used to display the historic periods (1666-1951) and the large cell the drunk tank was for the display of memorabilia from CMR, which had opened in 1952. The CMR museum was opened on special occasions until it was recognized as an official museum of the Canadian Forces in May 1973. [24]

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.[23]

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.[25] The museum has formed a cooperating association of friends of the museum to assist with projects.[26]


Memorial Stained Glass window, Class of 1958, Royal Military College of Canada features an image of key Royal Military College Saint-Jean buildings
Other Description
25th Anniversary Monument
  • donated by the Club des Anciens du CMR de St Jean in 1977 to honour 25th anniversary of college
Second World War Memorial (1 Dec 1945) 24063-009
  • A granite slab erected on 1st December 1945 is dedicated to the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of No. 48 Canadian Infantry (Basic) Training unit who died during the Second World War. [27]
  • 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
  • A plaque on a granite slab is dedicated to former Sergeant-Majors of the Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean. [28]
  • stone shaft was erected on 26 September 1964 to commemorate the founding of the Royal 22e Régiment (French-Canadian). [29]


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."
  • 24063-008 Fort Saint-Jean [31]
  • A bronze plaque on a slab commemorating Fort Saint-Jean was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 1926 and replaced in 1980.


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 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.[32]
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 e.g. "The Great Plane Robbery" 1957;[33] A cadet drove the CMR Rempart zamboni on Gouin Boulevard in July 1984.
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.


With college numbers and rank held as commandant

Name Year Significance
H11171 Colonel Marcelin L. Lahaie, DSO, CD 1952–1957 The Lahaie Pavilion, built in 1972, named in his honour.
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 Brigadier General Armand Ross's DSO was for his actions at Zutphen, Netherlands [34]
Colonel Roland Antoine Reid, C.M., C.V.O., MC, CD, ADC 1966–1968 Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Roland Reid was Founding president of Canadian Battlefields Foundation [35]
H12882 Colonel Jacques Chouinard, CD, ADC (Honorary 1973) 1968–1970
H14129 Colonel Gérard Charles Édouard Thériault CD, ADC (Honorary 1975) 1970–1971 As General, he served as Chief of the Defence Staff from 1983-1986. He was President of AEG Canada Inc. 1986-1995.
3814 & H12478 Brigadier-General Jean-Paul A. (Jack) Cadieux, CD, ADC (RMC 1957) [36] 1971–1973
Colonel J. Arthur R. Vandal, CD, ADC [37] 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
H7860 Brigadier-General (ret`d) Senator Roméo Dallaire (CMR RMC 1969) 1989–1991 Senator, Educator, Author
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) 2007–2010
14154 Col Guy Maillet, CD (CMR/RMC 1983) 2010-

Notable people


Plaque Presented to Royal Military College Saint-Jean by ex cadet club 8 Oct 1977

Shown with college numbers.

Roméo Dallaire
Steven MacLean
Kevin O'Leary

Student # Name College Year Significance
7861 Lieutenant-General Senator Roméo Dallaire O.C., CMR RMC Former Commander of UN Mission to Rwanda, author of Shake Hands with the Devil
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
9573 Steven MacLean CMR 1973 Canadian astronaut
4393 Doctor Desmond Morton CMR RMC 1959 Canadian historian
12320 General Walter Natynczyk OMM, M.S.C., CD CMR RRMC 1979 Chief of the Defence Staff; Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom
Kevin O'Leary CMR 1974 entrepreneur
8356 Guy Saint-Pierre CMR 1970 Businessman, politician


Roch Carrier in 2006
  • Roch Carrier, author of Le Chandail de hockey or The Hockey Sweater, and later National Librarian of Canada.
  • Jacques Castonguay
  • Janine Krieber, wife of former Liberal Party leader Stéphane Dion.[38]

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.


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  • 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 2-921114-78-X, 9782921114783 [40]
  • H15198 Jacques Castonguay "The unknown Fort, Editions du Levrier" 1966 [41]
  • H15198 Jacques Castonguay "Les defies du Fort Saint-Jean, Editions du Richelieu" 1975 [42]
  • Peter J.S. Dunnett, "Royal Roads Military College 1940–1990, A Pictorial Retrospective” (Royal Roads Military College, Victoria, British Columbia, 1990)
  • 4377 Colonel Richard J. Evraire, CD (CMR/RMC 1959) "Chambre 204" (Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu: Editions Mille Roches, 1982)
  • Jean-Yves Gravel. "La fondation du Collège militaire royale de Saint Jean." Revue d'histoire de l'amérique française 27, no. 2 (sept. 1973).
  • H16511 Dr. Richard A. Preston "To Serve Canada: A History of the Royal Military College since the Second World War", Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 1991.
  • H16511 Dr. Richard A. Preston, "Canada's Royal Military College: A History of the Royal Military College" Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1969.
  • 4669 Toivo Roht (CMR RMC 1960) "Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Royal Roads Military College and Royal Military College of Canada 1955–2006" 2007
  • H1877 R. Guy C. Smith (editor) "As You Were! Ex-Cadets Remember" In 2 Volumes. Volume I: 1876–1918. Volume II: 1919–1984. Royal Military College of Canada Kingston, Ontario. The Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada 1984

See also



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  3. ^ a b c "Reopening of CMR….RMC Club President… Pierre Ducharme". 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  4. ^ a b Science
  5. ^ Redirect
  6. ^ Royal Military College of Canada uniforms
  7. ^ "e-Veritas " Blog Archive " Top Headlines". Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  8. ^ Royal Military College Saint Jean proficiency badges
  9. ^ "Royal Military College Saint-Jean—RMC Saint-Jean—Canadian Forces Management Development School (CFMDS)". 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  10. ^ "Non Commissioned Member Professional Development Center (NCMPDC)". 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  11. ^ History of RMC Squadron Names
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  13. ^ "La marche du Richelieu".
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  16. ^ "Administration building". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  17. ^ "La Galissonnière Pavilion". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  18. ^ "Royal Military College Saint-Jean, Officer Cadet Dormitory". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  19. ^ "RMC Saint-Jean Museum". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  20. ^ "RMC Saint-Jean old Mess". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  21. ^ "Fort Saint-Jean National Historic Site of Canada". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  22. ^ "RMC Saint-Jean Sergeants’ Mess". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  23. ^ a b "CMR". 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  24. ^ "CMR Museum". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  25. ^ Museum of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean[dead link]
  26. ^ Canadian Forces Museums
  27. ^ "No. 48 Canadian Infantry (Basic) Training unit". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  28. ^ "Sergeant-Major plaque". Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  29. ^ 22e Battalion stone shaft
  30. ^ Fort Saint-Jean
  31. ^ Fort Saint-Jean
  32. ^ Biographies Old 18
  33. ^ Roberg, Pete (Spring 2005), "The Great Plane Robbery", Ensign 15 (2), ISSN 1188-5467, archived from the original on 2010-07-02, 
  34. ^ BGen Armand Ross
  35. ^ BGen Roland Reid Order of Canada
  36. ^ BGen Jean-Paul A. Cadieux
  37. ^ Colonel J. Arthur R. Vandal
  38. ^
  39. ^ Pourquoi a-t-on fermé le Collège militaire de Saint-Jean?
  40. ^ Le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
  41. ^ The unknown Fort
  42. ^ Les defies du Fort Saint-Jean

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