To signify the handover between Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault (left) and Warrant Office Luc Lessard, a pace stick was exchanged between them and Commanding Officer Captain Destiny Genoe. (Photo by Patricia Lebouef, Petawawa Post)
Cadet Tristan Kirk and Corporal Craig Murrin demonstrate their marksmanship skills. (Photo by Patricia Lebouef, Petawawa Post)
The cadets showed off what they learned during their time with the corps including First Aid. From left are Corporal Evan Duperron, Lance Corporal Quincy Brazeau (on the ground), Corporal Kyle Dempsey and Cadet Jorja Sheppard. (Photo by Patricia Lebouef, Petawawa Post)
Reviewing Officer 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services (4 CDSB Ops Svcs) Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Richard Raymond and his Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) Chief Warrant Officer Lindsay Parsons inspect the cadets. (Photo by Patricia Lebouef, Petawawa Post)
RRetired Captain Ursula Matchett pins medals on the cadets who spent four years or more in the 2642 - 3RCR Army Cadet Corps. (Photo by Patricia Lebouef, Petawawa Post)
2642-3 RCR Army Cadet Corps Review and Change of Appointment
By Patricia Leboeuf
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017
The 2642 - 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps said farewell to Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault, who handed over the RSM Pace stick to Warrant Officer Luc Lessard June 4.
The Change of Appointment occurred at the end of the Cadets’ 58th Annual Ceremonial Review. They marched in Y-101 with as much finesse as the uniform deserved, performing drills and setting up static displays to show off everything these young men and women have learned in the past year.
Reviewing Officer 4th Canadian Division Support Group Deputy Commander Lieutenant Colonel Richard Raymond inspected the cadets, finding them well qualified in soldiering.
LCol Raymond started his own prestigious military career as a cadet and offered his perspective.
“Being a cadet isn’t like being a Boy Scout,” he added. “It isn’t like being on a hockey team. It takes far more commitment. It takes discipline.”
The things these cadets have learned during the past year will serve them greatly in the future as they go out into the world as leaders, he pointed out.
All the hard work they invested into preparing for the review was obvious as they proved themselves to be able and professional before their friends and family.
“I couldn’t be more proud of each and every one out on the parade square,” said Commanding Officer Captain Destiny Genoe.
She noted the corps has been growing, and credited the cadets themselves as well as the volunteers and sponsors for making it all possible.
To mark some of the year’s achievements, deserving cadets were also presented with awards: the Green Star was given to Lance Corporal Levesque. The Top Red Star was given to Corporal Beaulac. The Top Silver Star was awarded to Master Corporal Nordin while the top Gold Star was given to Sergeant Rose. The Top NCO below the rank of Sergeant was presented to Master Corporal Nordin. Corporal Gillis took home the top junior NCO below the rank of Master Corporal Award. The Top Senior NCO award was given to Warrant Officer Lessard. The Top Junior Cadet was presented to Lance Corporal Pelletier. Sergeant Heyens was awarded the Most Improved Senior Cadet while Master Corporal Forsdyke was given the Most Improved Junior Cadet Award. The Most Improved Recruit is Cadet Procure. Sergeant Rose won the Best Attendance Award. Lance Corporal Levesque had the Best Boots. The Top Shot Junior is Corporal Gillis. The Award for Corps Citizenship and the Town Citizenship Award was given to Lance Corporal Alegria. The Best Dressed Cadet was Corporal Cornish and Lance Corporal Sheppard. The Esprit de Corps Award was given to Master Corporal George while the RSM Award was presented to Cadet Procure.