60 Seconds with Maj Daniel Legault, Commandant of the Chief Warrant Officer Robert Osside Profession of Arms Institute

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(Lt) Hello, Major.

(DL) Hello, Lieutenant.

(Lt) Thank you for agreeing to take the 60-second challenge. Shall we get started?

(DL) My pleasure.

Hello. I’m Major Daniel Legault, Director of the Chief Warrant Officer Robert Osside Profession of Arms Institute. I’m ready to take the 60-second challenge. In 3, 2, 1…

  1. If you had a warning label, what would it say?

Never assume anything.

  1. Who has had the greatest influence on you in the course of your life or your career?

My mother and my father.

  1. What is your favourite activity when you’re not at work?

Doing home renovations.

  1. What was the best day of your life?

29 April 1981: the day I enrolled.

  1. What is the purpose of the Osside Institute?

To provide professional military education for non-commissioned members.

  1. Who can attend the Osside Institute?

Sergeants and higher.

  1. What qualities are needed for success at the Osside Institute?

Commitment and professionalism.

  1. Describe leadership in your own words.

Inspiring, respectful, professional.

  1. What’s one thing you can’t do without?

A good cup of coffee in the morning.

  1. What was your very first job?

Heavy machinery operator.

  1. Are you high-tech or low-tech?

In between.

Thank you.

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