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Universities with a difference

Both Canadian Military Colleges (CMCs); Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) in Kingston, Ontario, are both Canadian military universities — they truly are Universities with a difference.

As an officer cadet or naval cadet at RMC Saint-Jean, you will embark on an invigorating journey to become a part of a proud heritage. Officer cadets and naval cadets are enabled to excel in a demanding environment that values excellence in academics, physical fitness, second language ability and leadership. The CMC environment cultivates self-discipline, self-motivation and mutual respect, and the Colleges Motto: Truth, Duty, Valour guides staff and students in everything they do.

The education and military experience will provide you with the professional and intellectual skills necessary to assume the responsibilities and meet the demands of leadership in today’s rapidly changing world. A career as an officer of the CAF will offer you experiences and challenges, serving Canada across the country and around the globe.

The Four Pillars Of Achievement

Studies are at the heart of officer training. They are, of course, aimed at the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills in a specific discipline, but in a deeper way, common to all officer cadets and naval cadets who pass through RMC Saint-Jean. They aim to develop critical thinking rooted in a vast general culture at the service of the profession of arms.


The Military pillar develops personal skills needed by officers to succeed in today’s complex and rapidly changing world. The Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ) will provide the fundamental skills of an effective leader and resource manager.


The CMC teach the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Striving to achieve a higher level of physical fitness improves the quality of life, enables more effective learning, and inspires others.


Bilingualism reflects Canada’s cultural heritage. As representatives of this heritage, officers are expected to be fluent in both of Canada’s official languages. Responsibilities as an officer of the CAF require to lead Canadian men and women who speak both official languages.

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