International Centre inaugurated at Royal Military College Saint-Jean

April 11, 2017
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec)
National Defence
Canadian Armed Forces

Royal Military College Saint-Jean announced today the inauguration of the International Centre for the Study of the Profession of Arms (ICSPA) at the Grand Fort of the Dextraze building in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. The new research center will endeavour to become a forum for the exchange of knowledge on the Profession of Arms.

Quotes

"The proposed mission for the International Centre is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge related to the Profession of Arms for the benefit of the Canadian Armed Forces and its international partners."

- Colonel Simon Bernard, Commandant, Royal Military College Saint-Jean

" The personnel of the centre has already initiated relations with the Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan Military School and the U.S. Marine Corps school for Non-Commission Officers in Quantico. This significantly contributes to the advancement of knowledge within the Profession of Arms."

- Marc Imbeault, Acting Dean of Research, Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Quick Facts

  • The activities of the ICSPA are divided into four categories: scientific research, applied research, professional contributions and development of the student research abilities.
  • The priority research topics are: History of the Profession of Arms, Security Environment, Military Ethics, Culture and identity, Leadership, Professional Military Education, Civil-Military Relations, Media and Communication, and Systems Thinking.
  • The ICSPA seeks to be internationally recognized for its research on the Profession of Arms. It is in this perspective that the center will seek other international partnerships.
  • The ICSPA will also rely on a network of individual experts and partners, some of whom will provide scientific advice on research.

List of Fellow Researchers

  • Sami Aoun – Université de Sherbrooke
  • Bill Bentley – National Defence
  • Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan – Canadian Armed Forces
  • Charles-Philippe David – Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Karen Davis – National Defense
  • Allen English – Royal Military College of Canada
  • Stéphane Roussel – École nationale d’administration publique
  • Emily Spencer – National Defense
  • Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West – Canadian Armed Forces

Associated Links

Blue Knight Review special issue
http://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/cb-bk/cb-bk-eng.asp

Contacts

Media relations
Department of National Defence
Tel.: 613-996-2353
Toll free: 1-866-377-0811
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

Crest of ICSPA

Mr Imbeault, Mr Maisonneuve, Col Bernard, CWO West, CWO Morneau
Photo Credit: Corporal Myki Poirier-Joyal, 2nd Div CA

Group photo during the unveiling of the official logo. From left to right :
Mr. Marc Imbeault, Acting Dean of Research of Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Lieutenant-General (ritired) Michel Maisonneuve, Academic Director of Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Colonel Simon Bernard, Commandant of Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West, Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer Justin Morneau, Royal Military College Saint-Jean Chief Warrant Officer

Col Bernard
Photo Credit: Corporal Myki Poirier-Joyal, 2nd Div CA

Colonel Simon Bernard, Commandant of the Royal Military College of Saint John, in his address.

Adjuc West
Photo Credit: Corporal Myki Poirier-Joyal, 2nd Div CA

Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West, Chief Warrant Officer of the Canadian Armed Forces, during his presentation.

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