Defence Minister Jason Kenney marks end of year at Royal Military College Saint-Jean

May 16, 2015

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

Department of National Defence

Defence Minister Jason Kenney attended the convocation ceremony at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, celebrating the achievements of over 100 officer cadets who were presented with a college certificate or diploma yesterday evening. The end-of-year parade, attended by professors, officer cadets, College personnel and family members, was presided over by Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault.

Quick Facts

  • Royal Military College Saint-Jean ensures officer cadets a smooth transition from high school to university by providing college-level and first-year university programs in Science and Social Science. Each program is offered in the official language of candidates’ choice.
  • After completing their college-level programs at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, officer cadets will pursue their university studies at the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ontario.
  • The mission of Royal Military College Saint-Jean is to educate duly selected Canadian Armed Forces members in order to instill them with the competencies required to maintain excellence in the profession of arms.


"I congratulate today’s Royal Military College Saint-Jean officer cadets on the completion of their academic year. This dynamic institution has provided the background for successful careers as commissioned officers in the Canadian Armed Forces through its curriculum, and its values. I wish you well in your future endeavours.";

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence

"Today’s parade celebrates the well-deserved achievements of the graduating class of officer cadets at Royal Military College Saint-Jean. This institution provides officer cadets with a strong background in leadership, academia, sports, and bilingualism; developing the next generation of leaders within the Canadian Armed Forces. I thank those who have helped make this year possible."

Colonel Jennie Carignan, Royal Military College Saint-Jean Commandant

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