Annual exchange pairs USMA-RMC cadets
Photos by Class of 2014 Cadet Jason Hu
WEST POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 29, 2014) — The Royal Military College of Canada and the U.S. Military Academy continued a tradition that began in 1923 with an exchange of cadets on both sides of the border.
The annual exchange promotes a weekend of camaraderie, esprit de corps and cultural awareness at both institutions.
The RMC cadets attended classes, toured the campus and installation and partook in activities such as a hands-on demonstration of the Indoor Obstacle Course Test and attendance at an Army Men’s Basketball game.
At the Canadian academy in Kingston, Ontario, West Point cadets participated in tours, Winter Games events and members of the Debate, Fencing, Judo and Hockey teams tested their skills in international competitions.
The RMC team of Officer Cadet Nicholas Huxter and Naval Cadet Edward Woolley won the showcase debate against USMA Class of 2015 Cadet Meghan Wentz and Class of 2016 Cadet Meyer Ungerman.
USMA Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Timothy Trainor brought the resolution to the floor: “Show me the leaders: Be it resolved that the U.S., the U.K. and Canada should take combined military action to stop the civil war in Syria.
The debate trophy, which was won by a West Point team last year, lists the names of victors extending back to 1952.
The West Point fencers bested the RMC opponents, and West Point also won the water polo, chess and paintball contests. The Army Hockey team defeated RMC, 5-2, for a third consecutive exhibition win at Rogers K-Rock Centre Jan. 25.
Class of 2016 Cadet Meyer Ungerman presents an argument at the podium while his opponents Officer Cadet Nicholas Huxter and Naval Cadet Edward Woolley listen while preparing the rebuttal. Not pictured, Class of 2015 Cadet Meghan Wentz was the second member of the USMA team.
The Army Hockey team defeated RMC, 5-2, at Rogers K-Rock Centre Jan. 25 to record its third consecutive win in this friendly, longstanding rivalry.
2014 RMC-USMA Flickr Photo Set