Major Kerri Winkelaar

Major Kerri Winkelaar

Nanaimo cadet earns top position

NANAIMO – Michael Scott-Jolly promoted to company sergeant major.

Army cadet Michael Scott-Jolly of Nanaimo was appointed company sergeant major of Charlie company with the rank of cadet master warrant officer, becoming one of just eight senior cadet appointments at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre.

Scott-Jolly was appointed to his position based on his previous successes at summer training and his results during an intense four-day training and evaluation period for all training centre staff cadets.

“At my home corps I am currently the RSM as a chief warrant officer. Throughout the years I’ve gone to Vernon for general training, Rocky Mountain for basic pipes and drums, back to Vernon for intermediate pipes and drums, back to Rocky Mountain for leadership and challenge. I was chosen for the army cadet exchange to Australia. Last year I was a staff cadet at Rocky Mountain, and now I’m back in Vernon staffing as a CSM for my last summer.”

Scott-Jolly is a member of 2422 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Canadian Scottish Regiment). He is looking forward to the opportunity to influence a future generation of cadets in a positive way.

An outdoor enthusiast, Scott-Jolly enjoys camping, hiking and running.

Cadets in Charlie company are attending their first summer at a cadet training centre and will stay in Vernon for two weeks. They will learn to adapt to living at a training centre, participate in team building activities, sports, air rifle marksmanship, summer biathlon, orienteering, be introduced to the music opportunities in the cadet program, and learn more about the Canadian Armed Forces.

Between July 4 and Aug. 14, more than 1,700 cadets from Western Canada will train in Vernon. More than 3,400 sea, army, and air cadets are participating in summer training activities across B.C this summer.

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