It was a beautiful, sunny day on Friday, 20 May 2016 as many senior engineers were on hand at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) Commissioning Parade to present the prestigious Major-General John Arthur Stewart Trophy
. This trophy is awarded to the top military engineer cadet in his or her graduating year whose occupation classification is Engineer (MOC 24 / MOSID 00181) or Construction Engineer (MOC 46 / MOSID 00189). It is sponsored by the Canadian Military Engineer Association (CMEA), and is based on high standards of proficiency in each of the four components of the Royal Military College of Canada; academic studies, athletic capability, military performance and bilingualism. This year the trophy was presented to 26420 OCdt William Antoine Carle.
Pictured left to right are Colonel John Lesperance, CD (Ret’d) (CMEA National President); Lieutenant-General Chris Whitecross, CMM, MSM, CD (Senior Serving Military Engineer and Commander, Military Personnel Command); Brigadier-General Steve Irwin, CD (Ret'd) (CME Colonel Commandant); OCdt William Antoine Carle; Lieutenant-Colonel Phil Baker, CD (CMEA Kingston Chapter President and Commanding Officer, 1 Engineer Support Unit); and CWO Ronald Swift, CD (CME Branch CWO).
Photo Credit: Major John Sheahan, CD (Ret’d)