Monday, April 19, 2010

106th VCA Graduation on April 9th

The 106th Vermont Correctional Academy
Daniel Christman, Ryan Crounse, Gary Dantino, Matthew Desmarais, Jason Eastman, Albert Felker, Robert Gagnon, Jeremy Glodgett, Rafael Gonzalez, Chase Harper, Steven Hersom, London Johnson, Richanne Knight, Paul Lyons, Michael Morin, Raymond Niles, Tyler Renaudette, Bruce Seavey, Christopher Tetreault, Daniel Whittemore

The first clip is the Opening Ceremony that is performed by the Department of Corrections Honor Guard. Mark Shelton, Training Coordinator, sang the National Anthem.

The next clip is of William Cathcart, Acting Academy Administrator, giving the Opening Remarks with Training Coordinator, Ross Farnsworth, presenting the Academy Achievement Awards.  This presentation is followed by Officer Candidate Matthew Desmarais speaking for his class.

This clip contains the Commissioner’s Address give by Andrew Pallito and the Secretary’s Address given by Robert Hofmann.

This clip shows the certificate presentations and the Officer's Oath administered by William Lawhorn, Director of Security Operations & Audits.

During the ceremony we honored our deployed staff and their families.  Below is the list of Vermont Department of Corrections employees that are currently deployed:

Stephanie Allen, Robert Arnell III, Anthony Barry, Justin Bell, Jonathan Bruce, David Buley, Morrell Bunbury, Robert Bunch, Omar Calhum-Flowers, Roy Catella, Nelson Charron, Paul Cross, Patrick Dixon, Nicholas Fortier, Albert Frye, John Hernandez, Kevin Jewer, Robert Kenney, Tyrel Kerr, Caleb Lefebvre, Jonathan Leibold, Kyle Moore, Wayne Pittman, Michael Prue, Barbara Quilliam, William Singleton, Jason Smith, Robert Soucy, Andrew Wong, Stanley Wood.

Shown in the picture blelow is the Comissioner of Corrections, Andy Pallito; the family of Robert Arnell III; the family of Jason Smith; the family of Stephanie Allen; Major General Dubie and Secretary of the Agency of Human Services, Rob Hoffman.

The next two clips contain the Keynote Speaker,Major General Michael Dubie of the Vermont National Guard.

The final clip is of the 106th VCA graduating class passing on the Guidon and the class recessional led by the Vermont Department of Corrections Honor Guard.

 Because these two facilities ask for site specific pictures, I only have two.

Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility
From the left, Michael Morin, Chase Harper, and Superintendent Phillip Fernandez.

Southern State Correctional Facility

From the left, Gordon Moore (105th VCA), CO II Kyle Beckwith, Richanne Knight, Matthew Desmasais, Ryan Crounse, Bruce Seavey, and Superintendent Anita Carbonell.

We, at the Vermont Department of Corrections' Training Center, would like to send out our thanks to the many instuctors and worksites that helped make this academy program successful.

About Me

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Waterbury, Vermont, United States
I have served as a Vermont Correctional Academy coordinator for training development since 2001. I am responsible for training-the-trainer core competency training, Facility Training Officer programs and also serve as liaison to our security and supervision unit for training dealing with hostage negotiation, emergency preparedness, and the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). I graduate from the Vermont Correctional Academy in 1993, and previously served as a Correctional Officer I, Correctional Officer II, and the local training coordinator at the former Woodstock Regional Correctional Facility. I also part of the Emergency Preparedness team. I am involved in a range of educational development and training functions for the Department of Corrections and provides Academy instruction on emergency preparedness, self-harm, suicide prevention and use of force.