Royal Roads marks 75th anniversary

Richard Watts
Modern scholars and military cadets will gather on Saturday to mark 75 years of learning at Royal Roads University.

The Times Colonist  spoke with President and Vice-Chancellor Allan Cahoon and Dave Bindernagel, the last commandant of Royal Roads Military College, about the upcoming Sunset Ceremony and the 75th celebrations.

An excerpt from the article:

(Bindernagel) finished his officer’s education with a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics before spending his working life in the navy. Bindernagel gives full credit to the team-building and leadership training he received at Royal Roads, along with his academic courses.

“It’s the knowledge that you can handle things no matter what,” he said. “It’s just a matter of making sure you maintain conviction and focus and can rely on others.”

Allan Cahoon, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, said the same approach continues today.

“We are what we have come from,” said Cahoon. “I am very much a firm believer in that.

“Our focus that we had as a military college was to prepare leaders and people for leading change,” said Cahoon. “Both of which I would say we are doing today."

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