#22 RCSCC UNDAUNTED is fortunate to have some of the best Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) Officers within the Cadet Program, our Officers are:
Commanding Officer (CO)
LCdr Mark Michalak, CD
Lieutenant-Commander Mark Michalak was born and raised in Thunder Bay, ON where he attended St. Ignatius High School. As a youth he paraded with NLCC THUNDER and #42 RCSCC VINDICTIVE, where he aged out with the rank of CPO2 and the title of Chief of Band.
In 1998 he moved to London, ON to begin his university career at the University of Western Ontario. There he received his Honours Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees. In 2003 he moved to Calgary, AB to pursue his Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance, studying with Dr. Jeremy Brown.
From 2005 – 2009 he was the saxophone instructor at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. In 2012 he completed a music performance diploma with Jean-Michel Goury at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris, France.
LCdr Michalak has competed in several international music competitions such as the North American Saxophone Alliance quartet competition in South Carolina and the Paris, France Duo competition. He has also performed internationally in the US, France, Slovenia, and Thailand. He is a member of the Proteus Saxophone Quartet and is highly sought after as a performer, teacher, clinician, and conductor.
LCdr Michalak has been a member of the Canadian Forces Naval Reserve – Cadet Instructor Cadre since 1999, and instructs music to cadets during the summer months at Cadet Training Centres. He has been employed at HMCS QU'APPELLE SCSTC, HMCS QUADRA CTC, Cold Lake CTC, and most recently at Penhold ACSTC as the Deputy Commanding Officer. This summer LCdr Michalak will be returning to HMCS QUADRA CTC as the Music Training Officer.
Executive Officer (XO)
SLt Bill Durtler
Sub-Lieutenant Bill Durtler started volunteering with the Undaunted biathlon team in 2012. He was so impressed with the program, cadets, and staff that he signed up to become a CIC officer and was attested in April 2013. He remains involved with the Undaunted biathlon program and is now the Head Coach. Last year he was proud to help the Undaunted team reach the Provincial and then National Championships in Martock, NS, where they were able to achieve very respectable results and even came home with a silver medal!
SLt Durtler brings an extensive experience with outdoor activities to the corps. He is an experienced mountain biker, canoeist and mountaineer and has climbed on all continents except Antarctica, including three expeditions to the Himalayas. He also has extensive sailing experience, both in dinghies and on keel boats. When he has a few moments to spare he plays double bass in a jazz band.
In his professional life, SLt Durtler is an electronics engineer and an owner of Microlynx Systems Ltd., one of Western Canada’s leading electronics design services companies.
Training Officer (Trg O)
Lt(N) Matthew McMillan
Lieutenant(Navy) Matthew McMillan was born and raised here in Calgary, Alberta where he attended William Aberhart Sr High School. As a youth he paraded with NLCC Captain Jackson and later #22 RCSCC UNDAUNTED, where he finished off at the rank of CPO2. As a sea cadet he went on summer courses at HMCS QU'APPELLE SCSTC and HMCS ONTARIO CTC, as well as participated in multiple Prairie Region Cadet Honour Bands.
In 2007 he began his university career at the University of Calgary studying music. After a year of exploring optional classes Matt switched his major area of studies to political science. After being elected by the student population of the University Matt took an academic hiatus to advocate post secondary issues to all levels of government and served on a number of provincial and federal board. Matt eventually returned to his studies where he received a degree in Political Science minoring in Canadian History in 2014. Following convocation Lt McMillan conducted research and advocacy projects for non-profit organizations. In 2015 he moved into his new role as the Constituency Assistant / Office Manager for the provincial Calgary-Cross Constituency.
Lt(N) McMillan has been a member of the Canadian Forces Naval Reserve – Cadet Instructor Cadre since 2009 starting with #335 RCSCC CALGARY and transferring to UNDAUNTED in the spring of 2015. Outside of regular corps training he has worked on various regionally directed sail weekends, Honour Bands, and directs music training to cadets during the summer months at Cadet Training Centres. He has been employed at HMCS ONTARIO CTC, Penhold ACSTC, and most recently at HMCS QUADRA CTC, as the Director of Music.
Senior Instructor (SI)
SLt Jenna Hibbitt
Sub-Lieutenant Jenna Hibbitt was born and raised in Ottawa, ON and was a member of RCSCC FALKLAND from age 11 – 19. She was a Boatswain by trade and loved the opportunities to travel and work as part of the crew on several tall ships. Throughout her cadet career she had the opportunity to attend HMCS ONTARIO CTC, HMCS QUADRA CTC and HMCS ACADIA CTC, completing her trade and experiencing time on the ocean. After aging out as a CPO2 she decided to enroll as an officer while studying as it would be an excellent way to remain involved in the Sea Cadet program and give back to the organization that gave her so much during her youth.
After completing a year as a Civilian Instructor she took her Basic Officer Training Course in 2007 at Albert Head in B.C. Then had the opportunity to be the Administration Officer at RCSCC ST. LAWRENCE while studying at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, ON. Holding various different positions, she trained cadets every summer at HMCS ONTARIO CTC. After graduating in Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications she moved to Jasper for a Marketing internship at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and taught snowboarding on weekends. Two years later she decided to move to Calgary to start her exciting career and found the best corps in Alberta (RCSCC UNDAUNTED!)
This year she is the Operations and Assistant Training Officer as well as the Divisional Officer for Annapolis. She looks forward to this training year and all of the exciting activities and opportunities that lie ahead! This is an excellent youth program and she loves being a part of it, teaching the cadets and watching them grow into responsible young adults. Her Grandfather is a World War two Naval veteran and holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander and this is also a way that she honors him by being a dedicated member of the Naval Reserves.
Operations Officer (Ops O)
SLt Shona Reilly
Shona Reilly was born in London England and then moved to Canada with her family. She joined #22 RCSCC UNDAUNTED at age 12 and stayed till she aged out as Coxswain at 19. She was in the band, drill team and went to summer camp all seven summer in a variety of positions. Shona graduated high school in 2010 as valedictorian of her class. She is now in her final year of Global Tourism Marketing and Management at Bow Valley College. Shona joined the CIC in 2012 and after numerous courses is now a Sub-Lieutenant , she works with #22 RCSCC UNDAUNTED as their Band Officer and Operations Officer.
Administration Officer (Admin O)
SLt Brent Bezugley
SLt Bezugley started his cadet career in 1977 when he joined Navy League Cadet Corps NLCC CAPTAIN JACKSON. He achieved the rank of PO1 in the position of Lead Drummer and Drum Major. In 1979 Mr. Bezugley went on to join Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps #22 RCSCC UNDAUNTED. After Two Week General Training at HMCS QUADRA CTC he completed his Submariner certification during the first Submariner course offered at HMCS ACADIA CTC in 1980; Marine Engineer at HMCS QUADRA CTC in 1981; YAG Cox’n & Engineer – Easter Cruise 1982; International Tall Ships Race 1982 aboard the 130’ Barquentine ‘Our Svanan’ with ports of call in Lisbon, Vigo and Southampton; Summer Youth Employment Program with the Naval Reserve at HMCS TECUMSEH in 1983; International Tall Ships Race 1984 aboard the 60’ British Cadet Training Vessel ‘Aztec Lady’ with ports of call in Southampton, St. Malo, Plymouth, Canary Islands, Bermuda, Halifax, Charlotte Town, Quebec City; and then returning back to HMCS QUADRA CTC as a staff cadet Parade Ground Instructor during the summer of 1984. At RCSCC UNDAUNTED, SLt Bezugley held various positions including lead drummer, drum major, Regulating Petty Officer and aged out as CPO1 Coxswain in 1985.
After aging out, SLt Bezugley spent one year as a Civilian Instructor and Range Safety Officer. On request, he joined the Calgary Highlanders (don’t fault him for that) as a drummer for the Pipes and Drums where he participated with the band in events for Queen Elizabeth II during Expo 86 and various international Pipe Band competitions.
In 1988, SLt Bezugley pursued a career in the restaurant business as a General Manager & Operating Partner for major Canadian chains in Alberta and BC. While in Vancouver, SLt Bezugley took advantage of the location to get back ‘on the water’ and complete his yachting certifications with CYA and ISPA and attained all levels leading to the Yacht Master Offshore Certification. He chartered boats for many years and has many coastal sailing miles under his keel. In addition to the offshore experience gained as a cadet, SLt Bezugley has completed two offshore passages from Hawaii to Victoria both as ‘First Mate’ and he and his son Max, assisted friends on a passage from Sidney, BC to San Francisco. The Bezugley family now enjoy time on their own sailing yacht which they keep in Sidney, BC.
In 1999, after many years of being a part time freefall and tandem skydiving instructor on his days off, SLt Bezugley began flight training to become a commercial pilot and achieved all Licences and Ratings to commence his career as a pilot. He changed his plans in order to stay in Calgary to get married and start a family. Deciding to turn a hobby of home renovations into a career, SLt Bezugley attained his Real Estate License and during the past 10 years he has been enjoying a career as a successful Realtor. In 2012 he also achieved his Associate Real Estate Broker License.
SLt Bezugley is married to Nicole Bezugley. Nicole holds a Masters in Education and is an elementary school Principal. Nicole also completed the offshore sailing passage from Hawaii to Victoria with her husband. They have two sons Maxwell & Bennett. Max is currently a Navy League Cadet. Both Max and Ben stay busy with school, various sports and they just completed their first ‘Opti’ sailing course.
Supply Officer (Sup O)
SLt Don Figol
SLt Figol is Undaunted’s Supply Officer and is responsible for ensuring our cadets are properly outfitted with uniforms. Don’s day job is working as a lawyer with the Firm of Towers Watson. Don is married and has one son, who is currently a Master Seaman at Undaunted.
Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor (UCCMA Officer)
SLt Bill Durtler
Civilian Volunteers (CV)
Ms. Jordan Johnson
Ms. Jordan is the Phase 3 Instructor.
I am an ambitious and very dedicated 21-year-old. I am currently attending SAIT for Journalism, and am looking forward to another year in Calgary with my classes and with 22 Undaunted. I am very excited to be returning as a volunteer officer, last year I learned a lot from other officers and the cadets. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them; I also love learning new things from other people.
I love the outdoors and enjoy camping. I love to sail and really enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for the sport. I play many other sports and like being active; I encourage others to push themselves to the limits and beat their best. Being part of cadets is a great privilege for me and I really enjoy being a part of such a great thing.
Ms. Chantal Prosser
Ms. Prosser is Phase 4 Instructor, Assistant Gunnery Officer, and Assistant Biathlon Coach
Civilian Volunteer Chantal Prosser was born and raised in Moncton, NB and was a member of #292 RCSCC COVERDALE from age 12 – 19. Although she was a Gunner by trade, she was also a skilled and active participant in many other aspects of the Sea Cadet Program.
She became a member of the band, drill team, riffle drill team, marksmanship team, seamanship team, sailing team, and her favorite, the biathlon team. She was awarded with the Perfect Attendance Award every year except for her first. One year, she also received an award that was created specifically for her, from her unit, for her dedication.
Once she became a Divisional Petty Officer, she led her cadets to the Cock of the Walk Trophy for best division. She also achieved her Bronze Level in the Duke of Edinburgh program, received a medal for her years of service, the Lord Strathcona Medal of Excellence, and was the first cadet to ever win the Cadet Choice Award twice. In her final year she won a bronze medal with her composite team at the Cadet Biathlon Nationals that were held in Sault Ste – Marie, Ontario.
She also had the opportunity throughout her cadet career to attend HMCS ONTARIO CTC, HMCS QUADRA, HMCS QUEBEC CTC and HMCS ACADIA CTC, completing her trade and in both of Canada’s official languages. After aging out as RPO with the rank of CPO2 she decided to leave the program focus on her civilian biathlon career.
As a civilian, she obtained her NCCP coaching level 1 for Biathlon. She later attended the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, YK as a member of team New-Brunswick. From there, she was recruited to the Augustana University College’s Vikings Biathlon Team in Camrose, Alberta.
She has a Certificate in Office Administration and a Diploma in Entertainment Business Management.
This year she is the Phase IV Officer, Assistant Gunnery Officer and Assistant Biathlon Coach. She looks forward to her first full training year with Undaunted and is in the process of enrolling as a CIC Officer.
CI Keith Bowen
CI Bowen is Phase 2 Instructor and Divisional Officer (Saguenay division).
Civilian Instructor (CI) Bowen joined the Naval reserve in 1975 in Halifax at HMCS SCOTIAN and entered the Cook trade. For the next six years he served aboard HMC Ships GATINEAU, ANNAPOLIS, PROTECTEUR and HURON.
He transferred to the Regular Force in 1981 and was posted to HMCS HURON, in the Cook trade.
CI Bowen was posted to CFB Trenton in 1984 and spent 4 years as a Flight Steward and accumulated over 2300 flying hours. He was fortunate to serve the Queen Mother, The Duke and Duchess of York, Prime Minister Mulroney and Governor General Jeanne Sauvé.
CI Bowen was posted as 2i/c Cook to the HQ & Signals Sqn at CFB Calgary in 1988 and released in 1990.
He graduated from SAIT in 1992 with an Honours Diploma in Hotel Restaurant Management.
CI Bowen re-enrolled in the Naval Reserve in Calgary at HMCS TECUMSEH in 1998 as a Master Seaman. He soon assumed the duties and responsibilities of Chief Cook and remained there until his retirement as a Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) in August 2014. He participated in numerous events in those past 16 years, including:
75th Anniversary of the Naval Reserve (1998), 2 i/c Food Services, G8 Summit Joint Task Force HQ (2002), seatime aboard HMCS WHITEHORSE and PCT Orca, volunteering in the Calgary Stampede with the Military Families Resource Centre and was a member of the local Naval Centennial Anniversary Committee (2010), where he was responsible for the “24th Street/Navy Way” Dual Street Naming/Commemorative Sign.
CI Bowen started volunteering with Sea Cadets in 2009 when his son enrolled in Sea Cadets and joined Undaunted in 2010. He is currently Saguenay Divisional Officer and the Phase 2 Training Officer.
During his military career, CI Bowen has been awarded the Special Service Medal (NATO Bar), Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, Canada Decoration with 2nd Bar (32 years of service) and the Sea Service Insignia.
Mr. Timothy Wun
Mr. Wun is Phase 1 Instructor, Corps’ Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Officer, and Assistant Drill Team Coach.
Timothy Wun was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada shortly after the handover of Hong Kong in 1997.
He began his cadet career in 2007 with 781 “Calgary” RCACS and aged out in 2014 at the age of 19 with the rank of Warrant Officer 2nd Class. During his time with 781, he served in a variety of positions including deputy squadron commander and drum major. He was placed in charge of reconstituting 781’s military band in 2013 and was later highly commended for his efforts. He attended summer training at Penhold Cadet Summer Training Centre for three years. In 2008 he attended the Basic Musicians course, in 2009 he attended the Introduction to Leadership course, and in 2012 was a staff cadet in the office of the Unit Public Affairs Representative where he was recognized as one of the top five staff cadets of the summer.
After graduating from Bishop Carroll High School in 2013, he enrolled into the University of Calgary to study history. He is currently a 3rd year student completing a Bachelor of Arts in History with a primary concentration in Canadian history and a secondary focus in contemporary Chinese history. He also holds a Senior High School Diploma from the Calgary Chinese Private School and speaks Cantonese fluently.
Mr. Wun likes to engage actively in the community and has volunteered for the LINKages society of Alberta and the Salvation Army. He was a member of the student council, debate team, and theatre cast during high school. During that time he also completed the Forum for Young Canadians program in 2011. He is currently working as a volunteer docent with the Military Museums of Calgary’s naval museum where he enjoys putting his history major to practical use by serving the community with it.
Throughout his academic and cadet career he has been presented a number of accolades including several scholarships for academic merit from the province and the University of Calgary, three outstanding citizenship awards from the Calgary Private Chinese School as well as a 3rd place Chinese Literary Excellence Award in 2011. From 781 RCACS he was awarded the Squadron’s Excellence in Effective Speaking Award, Howard Leadership Award, and The Most Dedicated Cadet Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013 respectively.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys skeet shooting, game bird hunting, reading history books, and is an enthusiast of historical films, theatre, and the performing arts.
Mr. Peter McLaughlan
Mr. McLaughlin is Assistant Supply Officer and Divisional Officer (Skeena division).
In 1974 I was encouraged by my mother to join the Navy League of Canada and so I joined NLCC CHALLENGER in the fall of that year. I did not believe I would like it as much as I did. I liked it so much I worked my way up the rank of LC because of my age I did not go higher than LC, after aging out of Navy League I went right into Sea Cadets Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps Illustrious where I worked hard and attained the rank of PO2 and the position of Gunnery instructor while in Sea Cadets I went to camp HMCS CORNWALLIS Basic Training in 1976 and in 1977 I took the Practical Leadership Course at HMCS CORNWALLIS and in 1978 I was posted on board HMCS PROTECTEUR.
After aging out of Sea Cadets in 1979 I went back to the Navy League as an officer and rose to the rank of Lt and was given my first Command Commanding Officer of NLCC CHALLENGER in 1984 & then my 2nd Command at NLCC ARK ROYAL.
In 1982 I was a CIL Instructor with RCSCC ILLUSTRIOUS.
I was the Executive Officer NLCC ARK ROYAL & ENTERPRISE.
In 2002 I left the Cadet Organization and returned in 2005 as CIL Instructor with RCSCC VANGUARD.
In 2014 after moving to Calgary I joined RCSCC UNDAUNTED.
I have received the silver Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh and became a Duke of Edinburgh Award Team Leader in 2009.
I have been trained in Fire Prevention techniques and I have my St. John Ambulance certified Level C CPR/AED.
I went to West Way High School Toronto, ON
Also studied Digital Electronic at Humber College Toronto, ON
The Educational Institute of American Hotel & Motel Association, (Lodging Security Officer) Toronto, ON.
Mr. Ian Goldie
Mr. Goldie is the Assistant Band Officer.
Ian Goldie was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta where he attended Juno Beach Academy of Canadian Studies and graduated in 2008.
In January 2001, Ian joined NLCC CAPTAIN JACKSON and made it up to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class and the Divisional Petty Officer of Calgary Division. Being with Captain Jackson, Ian was able to participate in numerous training activities and have the opportunity to take a trip to the east coast to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Ian was also a member of a pipe band called Clan Maxwell where he played the snare drum. Ian and the band participated in many parades around the province of Alberta and events such as Robby Burns day, Remembrance Day, and the Calgary Stampede Parade. In 2004, Ian had the opportunity to go to Scotland with the Pipes and Drum’s band to be a part of, at the time, the largest massed Pipes and Drums band in the word.
In 2004, Ian joined RCSCC UNDAUNTED where he joined the band. At the rank of Leading Cadet, Ian was appointed as the Drum Major of the band. Each summer, Ian attended HMCS ONTARIO CTC in Kingston, Ontario where he was a Music Course cadet. Ian also went to HMCS ONTARIO CTC for his two years of being a Staff Cadet in years 2008-2009 where he held the position of the Drum Major and the Senior TGIII Divisional Petty Officer.
Ian had the privilege of being a part of the first ever RCSCC UNDAUNTED Pipes and Drums ensemble made up of 2 pipers, 2 snare drummers and a bass drummer.
Ian aged out of RCSCC UNDAUNTED with the rank of CPO1 and the appointment of Coxswain.
Ian is currently working for the City of Calgary and is aspiring to be working for the Calgary Police Service.
On his spare time, Ian loves traveling, hiking the Rocky Mountains and keeping physically fit.
Mr. Joseph Kay
Mr. Kay is Assistant Gunnery Officer.
Joseph joined Navy League Cadets with NLCC CAPTAIN JACKSON in 2005, and at age 12 made the decision to become a Sea Cadet at RCSCC UNDAUNTED in 2007.
Since joining RCSCC UNDAUNTED, Joseph completed the TG III Gunnery (Drill Instructor/Leadership) course, has been a staff cadet at multiple cadet summer training centres, serving as divisional staff in Cold Lake as well as leading the Physical Education and Recreation Department at HMCS QUADRA CTC in Comox, BC. He has been on multiple deployments within the Sea Cadet program including the HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC in 2012, multiple ORCA Training Ship deployments, and the chance to attend the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Vimy, France in 2011.
He has also been in nearly every cadet position in RCSCC UNDAUNTED, including extracurricular activities such as biathlon, marksmanship, Drill team Commander, and eventually serving as Coxswain of the corps in 2013-2014.
Since graduating High School from Ernest Manning High in 2013, Joseph has completed a Two-year diploma in Justice Studies from Bow Valley College and has aspirations of joining the RCMP. In addition to the Cadet program, Joseph volunteers with the About Face program, a program for at-risk youth which is considered the last intervention before youth are criminally charged with an offense.
Joseph enjoys the outdoors, being active, and working with cars. He is also a very confident leader and loves to get quieter, more reserved cadets to open up and discover their own leadership abilities. He also loves instructing; you will mainly see Mr. Joseph Kay on the drill deck teaching drill, however he often works in the classroom with the cadets as well.
Mr. Patrick Demets
Mr. Demets provides IT and Technical Support.
Phase Training Officers
Phase 1 Instructor: Mr. Tim Wun
Phase 2 Instructor: CI Keith Bowen
Phase 3 Instructor: Ms. Jordan Johnson
Phase 4 Instructor: Ms. Chantal Prosser
Phase 5 Instructor: Lt(N) Matt McMillan
Haida (Guard) Division: SLt Brent Bezugley
Crusader (Band) Division: SLt Shona Reilly
Rainbow Division: SLt Don Figol
Niobe Division: Mr. Tim Wun
Saguenay Division: Mr. Keith Bowen
Skeena Division: Mr. Peter McLaughlan
SLt Shona Reilly
CV Ian Goldie
SLt Brent Bezugley
Guns O: SLt Bezugley
A/Guns O: CV Chantal Prosser
A/Guns O: CV Joseph Kay
Head Coach: SLt Bill Durtler
Asst. Coach: CV Chantal Prosser
Head Coach: SLt Brent Bezugley
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Mr. Tim Wun
Range Safety Officers (RSO)
LCdr Mark Michalak
SLt Bill Durtler
SLt Jenna Hibbitt
SLt Brent Bezugley
Drill Team Officer
CV Timothy Wun
SLt Shona Reilly
Calgary Branch Liaison
Mr. Neville Johnson