Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Royal Military College Saint-Jean Arms.jpg
Motto French: Verité, Devoir, Vaillance
Motto in English
Truth, Duty, Valour
Type Military college
Established 1952
Chancellor Harjit Sajjan (ex officio as Defence Minister)
Principal 18087 Commandant Colonel Gervais Charpentier (RMC 1992)
Administrative staff
Undergraduates up to 200
Location Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
45°17′49″N 73°15′09″W / 45°17′49″N 73°15′09″W / 45.29694; -73.25250
Campus 80 acres (32 ha), waterfront, situated on the west bank of the Richelieu River, Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec)
2 year program 'A diploma not like the others' 'Un diploma pas comme les autres'
Affiliations AUCC, IAU, AUFC, COU, CIS, CVU, PPC, UArctic, MAISA, Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

The Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMCSJ; French: Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean), commonly referred to as RMC Saint-Jean, is a Canadian military college. It is located on the site of Fort Saint-Jean, originally built in 1666, which is now part of the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 40 km south of Montreal. RMC Saint-Jean is the arm of the Canadian Military College system that primarily ensures the smooth transition of selected cadets from Quebec high schools to university education by providing pre-university (Quebec's separate college-level) programs. The programs are harmonized with those at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). The four components of achievement are Academics, Leadership, Athletics and Bilingualism. RMC Saint-Jean offers a low teacher-student ratio, a physical fitness programme, teaching, and leadership activities. The college has clubs, an intramural sports programme and recreational facilities.


  • Conduct of the Preparatory Year academic activities, under the functional authority of RMC, as well as military and fitness training and bilingualism.
  • Provision of oversight, under the functional authority of RMC, of the Continuing Studies and Officer Professional Military Education programs. [1]
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