Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay, OMM, MSM, CD

Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay

Commander 5th Canadian Division

Brigadier-General Derek Macaulay enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces under the Officer Candidate Training Program in 1989 and was commissioned as an armoured officer into Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) (LdSH(RC)).

Throughout his career, Brigadier-General Macaulay has held many command and staff positions most notably; he had the privilege to command his Regiment (2008-2010) and 3rd Canadian Division Support Group (2013 to March 2015).

Brigadier-General Macaulay has several operational tours including the United Nations Protection Force in Visoko, Bosnia (1994), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Stabilization Force in Zgon, Bosnia (2000), International Stabilization Assistance Force (2004-05), and Operation Inherent Resolve (2015-16) as Chief of Staff of the United States of America led Coalition Joint Force Land Component Command (CJFLCC), for which he was awarded the United States Armed Forces Legion of Merit.

Brigadier-General Macaulay’s staff assignments have included tours with The British Columbia Regiment in Vancouver, British Columbia (1995-1999), Land Force Western Area Headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta (2001-2003), the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Group (International) and Canadian Expeditionary Command Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario (2005-2007), and Chief of Staff of Land Force Western Area (2010-2013). Brigadier-General Macaulay assumed his latest assignment as Chief of Staff Canadian Army Strategy in June 2016, who also recently took command of 5th Canadian Division (The Mighty Maroon Machine) on 1 May 2017.

Brigadier-General Macaulay is married to Rhonda Macaulay (nee Froess) and they are blessed with a wonderful daughter, Meghan.

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