CWO Lee to attend Military College
By Cadet Sergeant Stanley Fu
Cadet Chief Warrant Officer(CWO) Andrew Lee, From 1725 Royal Canadian Army Cadets (located in Chilliwack BC) was accepted into The Royal Military College (RMC) earlier this year. He knew what he wanted to do at a young age. CWO Lee saw his first armored vehicle at the age of six, instantly, he understood that that is what he wanted: to join the Army.
CWO Lee reached the age of 12 and joined the Cadet Program and stayed in the program for 6 years. CWO Lee said: “Cadets helped me get accepted into RMC and camp gets you used to standards“. So unlike the other students at the college, CWO Lee was easily adjusted to the army training lifestyle and he devoted himself to helping others adjust to military life.
In his cadet career, CWO Lee participated in marksmanship, pipe band (snare drum), and flag party. Notably, he was a talented musician who competed in the Nova Scotia Tattoo and won runner up for the National Army Cadet Pipe Band Musician Award in 2020. Lee was a model cadet and leader. As a senior cadet, he always tried to lead by example and established inspirational connections with younger cadets.
For all the cadets who are thinking about joining the military CWO Lee has some tips: Be a good Follower and work together as a team with others, understanding how to be a good follower will turn you into a good leader. Keep grades up, train hard, work out, maintain fitness, and most importantly develop healthy habits as the military will force you into healthy habits. Be mature and professional and apply early. All these tips from CWO Lee will help a lot going into RMC.