Cadet pro­moted

The Glengarry News - - Classified­s -

Wed­nes­day, April 3, 2019 was a night Gabriel Brunet will not soon for­get. That evening, he was pro­moted to the rank of War­rant Of­fi­cer Sec­ond Class. WO2 Brunet is a mem­ber of the 253 Claude Nun­ney VC Royal Cana­dian Air Cadet Squadron in South Glen­garry.

A pro­mo­tion to a rank of War­rant Of­fi­cer comes after a Merit Re­view Board in­ter­views a cadet, re­views his or her file and de­ter­mines if the can­di­date is el­i­gi­ble and suit­able for a se­nior cadet pro­mo­tion. Can­di­dates must have com­pleted their level 5 train­ing, have been suc­cess­ful in their pre­vi­ous ranks, demon­strated strong qual­i­ties of lead­er­ship and be will­ing to lead by ex­am­ple.

The pro­mo­tion was made after the board’s rec­om­men­da­tion to Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer, Ma­jor Sandy McDon­ald. With the pro­mo­tion comes ad­di­tional re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as ranks in the cadet pro­gram are mod­elled after the Non-Com­mis­sioned Mem­ber ranks of the Cana­dian Armed Forces.

Within the CAF, pro­mo­tions are made to de­serv­ing and el­i­gi­ble mem­bers who are ca­pa­ble of tak­ing on ad­di­tional re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and lead­er­ship task­ings.

WO2 Brunet, a res­i­dent of Lan­caster, has been this year’s biathlon team cap­tain, mo­ti­vat­ing new cadets to try a sport they have never even heard of.

He is ac­tive in the squadron’s Ex­er­tion team and a mem­ber of the newly formed Glen­garry Cadet Drill Team.

He is also an in­struc­tor at the squadron, teach­ing ju­nior cadets top­ics such as avi­a­tion, healthy and ac­tive liv­ing, cit­i­zen­ship and sur­vival skills.

He is also an in­di­vid­ual who keeps com­mu­nity at heart, vol­un­teer­ing for every and any op­por­tu­nity that arises in­clud­ing road clean up, Santa Claus pa­rades, car­ol­ing, the Kilt Skate and Wreaths Across Canada.

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MOV­ING UP: War­rant Of­fi­cer Sec­ond Class Gabriel Brunet was pro­moted at 253 Claude Nun­ney VC Royal Cana­dian Air Cadet Squadron in Lan­caster by Ma­jor Sandy McDon­ald, Area El­e­men­tal Ad­vi­sor-Air for the Ot­tawa and St. Lawrence Area.

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