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The Royal Military College of Canada under military review

Growing concerns about reports regarding sexual misconduct, infrastructure problems, stress amongst college staff and Officer Cadets as well as an increase in the number of suicide has led the Vice-Chief of the Defense Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Norman, to deploy a Special Staff Assistance Visit (SSAV) to the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC).

This multi-disciplinary team of eight persons is responsible to assess all aspects of the learning environment, culture and program-construct of the RMCC and its superior headquarters, the Canadian Defence Academy. As one of the highest echelons’ tools used by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to obtain a full picture of the state of a unit, without prejudice, it can interview any individual and examine any document owned by the unit under review.

“By enrolling in the Royal Military College of Canada, Officer Cadets have chosen to pursue a calling, and have joined a highly respected and valued national institution. They have entrusted us with their futures, and we have a responsibility to provide them with the best possible training environment,” explained Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, to justify the visit of the SSAV.

The SSAV is already hard at work, holding town halls with Officer Cadets and the staff of the College. They will pursue such work in the coming weeks and publish a report with its findings by the end of the year.

The RMCC is responsible for preparing the future leaders of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Graduates have pursued successful careers are distinguished officers. The CAF wants to ensure the healthiest environment possible to its future leaders so to give them a solid ground, both academically and militarily.

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Genevieve Trudeau Senecal

Genevieve Trudeau Senecal is a military wife, mother of two beautiful little boys and active member of the military family community in Valcartier, Quebec. Genevieve has a Bachelor in Journalism from Concordia University (Montreal) and has studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. She has worked several years as a journalist in sports car racing (Montreal) and as a radio host & journalist (near Bagotville) before marrying into the military in 2013. She is now a stay-at-home-mom and volunteers many hours weekly at the Valcartier Family Centre. Geneviève Trudeau Senécal est une femme de militaire, maman de deux merveilleux petit garçons et membre active de la communauté militaire de la base militaire de Valcartier, Québec. Geneviève est détentrice d'un baccalauréat en journalisme de l'Université Concordia (Montréal) et a étudier à l'école des médias et du journalisme du Danemark (DSMJ). Elle a travaillé plusieurs années comme journaliste en sports automobiles (Montréal) ainsi que comme animatrice et journaliste radio (près de Bagotville) avant de se marier en 2013. Elle est maintenant maman à la maison et bénévole active du Centre de la famille de Valcartier.

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