Top shooter of RMC Combat Weapons Team wins at international competition

News release

April 11, 2022 – Kingston – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Officer Cadet Bennett Scott from Calgary, Alberta and university student at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), won first place of their team at the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship in Epping, N.H. on Saturday April 9, 2022.

Fifteen RMC cadets competed against others students from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Naval, and Coast Guard academies in this high-level shooting skills event.

For the first time in two years, the RMC Combat Weapons Team held selections to represent RMC during domestic and international competitions. Rising at 3 a.m., candidates participated in a grueling selection process late last year consisting of a ruck march, weapons handling, leadership reaction challenges, an interview, and range activities. Fifteen made the cut.

After taking a hiatus due to COVID-19, the team was looking forward to mentoring and training their new members and competing once again.

Over their four years of fully subsidized, high-quality military university education, RMC undergrad students invest hundreds of hours in military training, all aimed at honing the skills needed in their future careers as leaders in the Canadian Armed Forces.


“I could not be more proud of the superb performance of our team. RMC’s profession of arms-relevant and up-to-date core curriculum sets the RMC undergraduate degree apart from other Canadian universities and offers Canadians this unique training opportunity. Nested within the military pillar, this competition helps students develop skills that will prove instrumental to their success as officers in today’s complex and rapidly changing world.”

- Commodore Josée Kurtz, Commandant, RMC

“Our naval and officer cadets invest hundreds of hours in military training, all aimed at honing the skills needed in their coming careers as leaders, nurturing a sense of camaraderie and competition. The performance of our shooters at this championship attests to the quality of the military training provided at RMC.”  

- Colonel Paul Lockhart, Director of Cadets, RMC

“The team provides its members with an environment that fosters discipline, critical thinking, and problem-solving to form more confident and competent leaders, both in garrison and in combat. It prepares them by using operationally relevant training methods to develop proficiency with rifles, handguns, and shotguns. The cadets have put in a lot of effort in this, and I am very proud of them.”

- Warrant Officer Thomas Millar, Staff Lead, RMC Combat Weapons Team

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Capt. Jonathan Farlam
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Royal Military College of Canada
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