Former Cadets

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Honourable Gary Doer, Sea Cadets, Winnipeg

He was the president of Manitoba Government Employees Union for seven years before entering public life. He served in the Manitoba Legislature from 1986 to 2009 and held a number of Cabinet positions. He was the Leader of the Official Opposition from 1988 to 1999 and Premier from 1999 to 2009.

He was appointed to his current position as the Canadian Ambassador to the United States in October 2009

Honourable James Downey, 263 Squadron, RCACS, Melita, MB

He was an auctioneer and farmer before entering politics in  1977. 

He was an MLA for twenty-two years and held a number of senior Cabinet positions including Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Northern and Native Affairs, Minister of Energy and Mines and Deputy Premier. 

He is currently a business consultant.

Captain Brian Garagan, Halifax Rifles Cadet Corps, Halifax, NS

He enrolled in the RCAF and trained in telecommunications.  He was selected for university training and commissioned as an Administration Officer. 

After retiring from the Forces, he was employed with Canada Post as the Manager of Communications for Mid-western Canada.  He is a Past President of the Better Business Bureau, Manitoba & Northwest Ontario.

Garry Harland, Fort Garry Horse Cadet Corps, Winnipeg, MB

He attended summer training in Camp Dundurn, Saskatchewan where he studied radio communication.

His first career was in the General Insurance Industry where he held several executive positions. More recently, he was the Treasurer for the Manitoba Baptist Association Inc until his retirement earllier this year.

Gerry Korzeniowski, 60 RCSCS Swiftsure, Brandon, MB

He earned B.E.S., M.Arch., MAA, MRAIC degrees and is employed as an Architect.

Mayor Glen McKenzie, 519 Squadron, RCACS, Swan River, MB

He recently retired after teaching school for more than thirty years. 

He is the mayor of Swan River, Manitoba.

General Walter Natynczyk, 220 Red River, RCACS, Winnipeg, MB

He enrolled in the Regular Officer Training Program and earned a Business Administration degree.  He was commissioned into the Armoured Branch.

He was promoted to General and appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff. He held that position until 2012. Earlier this year the Prime Minister appointed him as President of the Canadian Space Agency.


Doctor James Popplow, 2659 Cadet Corps, (which is affiliated with the 56th Field Regiment) Brantford, ON 

He enrolled in the RCAF as an Air Navigator.  Later, he earned BSc, BEd and MD degrees from Queen's University and became an aviation medicine specialist. 

He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1995 and accepted the civilian position of senior medical advisor in environmental health for the Manitoba Provincial Public Health Branch until 2006, when he beame the acting aeromedical standards and clinical services flight surgeon for the new CF Aerospace Health Services Support Squadron at 1 Canadian Air Division in January 2007.

He was the Honorary Colonel of both 16 (Regina) and 17 (Winnipeg) Field Ambulance from 2006 to 2012.

He recently retired and is a volunteer director with the Hubbell Awards.

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, 77 Daerwood, RCSCS, Selkirk, MB

He attended law school at the University of Manitoba and practised primarily in the fields of Civil and Criminal Litigation and Aboriginal Law.  

He was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in 1988 and to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in January 2001. He was Manitoba's first Aboriginal Judge. 

He is the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Former Cadets from Other Provinces