The Howard University Model NATO conference is an international academic competition held in Washington, DC, USA and involves universities from Europe and North America. This highly prestigious event, referred to by the Principal as the academic equivalent of the Sandhurst Competition, pits RMC Cadets against over 25 other international universities in a challenging and academically rigorous competition.
This competition provides Cadets with the opportunity to interact with international students and faculty advisors and exposes Cadets to a leadership challenge insofar as they must utilize their interpersonal skills in a non-hierarchical environment. Cadets are able to judge the quality of the education and preparation that they receive at the Colleges by comparing themselves against the performance of students from other institutions.
In the past 8 years, RMC Cadets have won numerous individual leadership awards at this competition and the RMC Team has been awarded the Top Delegation prize six of the past seven years. There is no question that participation in this event positively contributes to RMC’s reputation for excellence and serves to reinforce the quality of the educational achievement of the Cadets.
This annual event costs over $18,000 per year to fund. Your continued generosity will allow for RMC Cadets to showcase their skills on an international stage.
This year, seven RMCC cadets participated in the 31st Annual International Model NATO Conference involving students from 27 different universities from Europe, Canada and the United States. The Model allows participants to gain a better understanding of the capabilities and constraints that shape the policies of NATO countries in determining matters of collective defence. During the entire conference, the RMCC cadets worked together as a unified team, even though they were assigned to separate committees, supporting each other whenever possible. This allowed the RMCC team to come out on top, winning the award for Best Delegation, along with many others listed below. The RMCC International Affairs Association would like to thank all donors who aided in the funding of this trip, as it was more than just a trip but also an exceptional learning and leadership experience. – OCdt 26958 Milo Beattie