SD&G/CORNWALL – Looking to the future.
SD&G Highlanders Acting Commander Officer Maj. Jason Steeves highlighted the army reserve unit of roughly 100 so-called citizen soldiers for city council Monday night.
While reviewing the past actions of the unit, known as the Glens, Steeves wants to look ahead to how the unit can serve the Cornwall area.
The part-time infantry unit has had soldiers serving in South Sudan and Afghanistan to name a few regions.
“The Glens are strong soldiers with a fierce commitment to our community,” Steeves told council.
Commander Bradley Nuttley joined Steeves during the presentation, who is also the City of Cornwall head of Emergency Management.
“We are looking for opportunities to engage with the community,” Steeves added, also noting that the reserve is looking for more recruits.
Those include a levee in the new year.
Coun. Bernadette Clement asked how the infantry unit could help the city in emergency situations. Steeves said the unit could be a help in planning for emergencies due to their experience and training.
July 2018 will also mark the 150th anniversary for the SD&G Highlanders.