The Royal Military College As An Instrument For Molding Military Offices

3381 words - 14 pages

The Royal Military College as an Instrument for Molding Military Offices

To view the Royal Military College (RMC) as an instrument for molding military officers for the nation would be an accurate means of outlining the institutions objective. In the Organizational Behavior Concepts, Controversies, Applications, textbook by Stephen Robbins and Nancy Langton, organizational culture is defined as: "a system of shared meaning and common perception held by members of an organization that distinguishes it from other organizations." (Robbins and Langton 316) Like all institutions RMC is full of variables and cleavages that link peoples together in a variety of manners. There is however more than simply a catchy motto "Truth, Duty, Valor" that binds the peoples of RMC. It is the contention of this paper that at RMC there exist a deep culture, profuse with many subcultures important to the implementing of change, promoting cohesion and development of the institution as a whole.

If organizational cultures are said to herald shared meaning and common perceptions held by its members, who distinguish the organization from other organizations; one need compare RMC to similar organizations and determine if RMC is indeed distinguishable. In stating this, it is implied that by using a comparable institution to contrast RMC one will be able to see if members of RMC share a clearly distinguishable persona.

RMC harbors "institutionalization" in so far as the textbook definition is concerned. Institutionalization is; "The process whereby an organization takes on a life of its own, apart from any of its members, and acquires immortality." RMC fits nicely into this definition, as RMC is immortal in the sense that it lives on even after the commandants, cadets and everyone in between have passed on. The institutions impact on society is also immortal. While in the early part of the last century some of the original goals of RMC included producing quality officers in Canada for the war effort at the same time developing Canadian autonomy from Great Britain; today's goals and objectives are indeed different. Yet the point remains that the college did not get shut down when the mandate changed. This fact reflects its immortality.

There are many other military academies in the world; an example of one closest to home is that of the United States Military Academy, WestPoint. RMC and WestPoint have nursed a competitive rivalry since the early years of RMC. While both institutions are in the business of producing commissioned officers for their respective nations, the two academies are very different in terms of character and personality. According to the field of organizational behavior, institutions are said to have personalities just as people do. This is where culture plays a role in each respective military academy and determining the atmosphere of the institution. At both RMC and WestPoint there are differing notions of acceptable...

Find Another Essay On The Royal Military College as an Instrument for Molding Military Offices

narrative about my military service down range - miramar college/ENGL043 - literacy narrative

423 words - 2 pages Jesse Vanderhoef Dr. Elaina Engl 043 18September2017 Day one: I boarded a flight to Afghanistan with an idea, a destination. Both now long forgotten and out of reach. I have been awake for twenty four hours as I landed, thinking I may spend the rest of my life here. I’m in a world as hot as an oven, the very air I was breathing into my body just felt dry and hot. I headed to my commanding officer and reported in. That very night my squad and I

The United States’ Military Role As An International Peacekeeper

775 words - 3 pages The United States' Military Role as an International Peacekeeper Often referred to as the world's only remaining superpower, the United States military experienced unprecedented budget cuts during the Clinton Administration.1 Additionally, there was an increased demand to deploy our troops internationally as peacekeepers. Because of these limitations, the United States needs to reevaluate its policy on military peacekeeping missions. The

How the military as an institution promoted prejudices against the black man

1020 words - 4 pages The Military as an Institution and the Prejudices it Held."From the Civil War, a war for the right to freedom for the Black man, to Vietnam; the military has held an institutionalized racist view toward the Black men who wished to fight for this country""Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters "U.S.", let him get an eagle upon his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pockets, and there is no power in earth

An Analysis of Hazing in the Military

1913 words - 8 pages and efficiency of the military as an organization. Most of the hazing problems occur because of a need to belong combined with the desire to uphold military traditions. Leadership needs to find a way to provide the sense of belonging and desire for tradition to service-members in healthy ways. By returning to the true meaning of many of the hazing rituals, leaders can foster the sense of heritage while simultaneously promoting an ethical and

The Military Draft: An Unwise Solution

1352 words - 5 pages -class. One must also consider the issue of women or homosexuals in the military and their respective equality in society. Can equality really ever be realized if there are exceptions to the rule? If a truly fair and civil draft were to take place, it would have to include women and homosexuals at the drafting age as well. Many for resuming the traditional male draft argue that there are some jobs that women are simply not fit to perform in the

Private Military Fighting For the US

2173 words - 9 pages companies or PMCs have been taking part in wars for the United States for a long time now. Deborah Kidwell is the Assistant Professor of Military History and has done a lot of research on PMCs. She says in her book “Public War, Private Fight? The United States and Private Military Companies” that PMCs were used as far back as the American Revolution. During the revolution companies were hired for means like transportation, engineering, labor

Career as a military officer

4545 words - 18 pages fees. College graduates can earn a commission in the armed forces by going to OCS (officer candidate school) or OTS (Officer Training School). Those who earn their commissions this way must go on active duty. People with experience or training in certain health professions may fulfil requirements for a direct appointment as an officer. Those in health professions may also receive financial aid and internship opportunities from the military in

The military institution classified as a fortress - Essay

603 words - 3 pages such as child abuse, drug abuse, domestic violence difficult to spot and prevent. This is so because soldiers feel a sense of obligation to not ‘rat out’ each other. The mentality that the military is a family and family protect and keep each other out of trouble often cloud the judgment of Servicemembers. For example, a spouse reports a soldier’s abusive tendencies only for the soldier’s commanding officer to indirectly caution the spouse to

gays in the military

1192 words - 5 pages implemented as a military law. Throughout the UCMJ there are multiple of articles that shows a person what is right an wrong to do. If a person is found guilty of sodomy it can result in “five years in prison for each act, punitive discharge, reduction in pay and fines and forfeitures” (UCMJ Article 125, 2). According to Sexual Misconduct (UCMJ Article 120 a person could also get in trouble if there is “sexual contact without legal justifications or

Women in the Military

956 words - 4 pages of military service for which they are fully prepared and qualified; their career success and their ability to successfully carry out an assigned mission.” She was literally saying that everybody, man or woman, knows the risk of joining the military. If you join the military there’s a chance that you may or may not come home when you deploy. Since the ban have been lifted, women are in a greater chance to die than they was before; more as

Gays in the Military

1998 words - 8 pages homosexuals dates back to the Revolutionary War when General GeorgeWashington approved the discharge and court martial of an officer for attempted sodomy. Every year more than 800 service members are separated from the military based on sexual orientation. The Department of Defense current policy is both discriminatory and ineffective. Homosexuals should have the right to serve their country as long as their job performance is not affected by

Similar Essays

Joining The British Royal Military Essay

1377 words - 6 pages Last month on the 21st of October my brother and I joined the British Royal military guard of George VI to suppress the Nazi Regime and to seek political and social justice. I was a young man of only seventeen and my approach to politics and religion at that time were scarcely practiced. In truth the spirit that inspired me had nothing to do with any noble factors whatsoever. There were no careful articulated reasoning that drove me to this

Is Military Force Becoming Less Useful As An Instrument Of Policy?

1341 words - 5 pages Military force has, throughout history always been a vital component that States have used as an instrument to help shape policy. It was genuinely accepted that a country's size, power and influence within the realm of international politics was largely dependant upon the military force with which a country could muster.There are two schools of thought on the use of force; the Complex Interdependence theory, which argues that military force is

Behavioral Health Problems Of Children Of Military Offices

1095 words - 4 pages commitment to school and behavior problems in school, which suggests that children are not as resistant parents and deployment, they thought they were. Help with social work Each military base and the community offers a kind of family support center that offers activities for families with a parent deployed. Services include education of strength, family support and counseling. Social workers are an integral part of the family support team

Mexico City Policy Paper Georgia Military College

2038 words - 9 pages response to President Trump’s executive order to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, the Dutch government started creating an international fund, called She Decides, to help women pay for birth control, abortion, and family planning education. Led by the nation’s minister, Lilianna Ploumen, and with the support of other countries, businesses, and social organizations, such as nine European countries, Australia, Canada, and the Gates Foundation (NPR