RETIREMENT – MAJOR C. MICKLETHWAITE, US DMSM, C.D., BSC, 00340 – CELE

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Retirement Date: 30/07/2023

 

  1. MAJOR (MAJ) C. MICKLETHWAITE WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON JULY 30TH, 2023 AFTER 16 + YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO CANADA.

 

  1. MAJ MICKLETHWAITE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) IN AUG 2006 UNDER THE REGULAR OFFICER TRAINING PLAN (ROTP) AND WAS POSTED TO MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND TO COMPLETE A DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. UPON COMMISSIONING IN MAY 2010, HE WAS POSTED TO NORTH BAY ONTARIO FOR OJT BEFORE BEING POSTED TO KINGSTON ONTARIO FOR THE BASIC CELE (AIR) OFFICER COURSE IN MARCH 2011. HIS FIRST OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENT WAS AS STANDARDS OFFICER FOR THE CANADIAN AIR DEFENSE SECTOR (CADS) TECHNICAL AND INFORMATION SERVICES SECTION (TISS) AT CANADIAN FORCES BASE (CFB) NORTH BAY. IN THIS ROLE HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR PROJECTS AND PROCUREMENT OF IT SYSTEMS, UPHOLDING TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR THE SECTION, AS WELL AS ACTING AS THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY OFFICER FOR THE WING. PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN IN MAY OF 2013, CAPT MICKLETHWAITE WAS ASSIGNED TO NORAD AND USNORTHCOM IN 2014 AS A CYBER DOMAIN CHIEF. IN THIS CAPACITY HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING THE N-NC SENIOR LEADERSHIP IN CHARACTERIZING AND ASSESSING CYBER EVENTS THAT OCCUR IN THE N-NC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (AOR).  AS WELL, HE ACTED AS AN EVALUATOR AND MENTOR FOR NEW MEMBERS OF THE N2C2 CYBER DOMAIN.  IN NOV OF 2015 CAPT MICKLETHWAITE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE CYBER PLANS BRANCH OF THE NORAD AND USNORTHCOM JOINT CYBER CENTER (JCC) AS A CYBER PROTECTION TEAM PLANNER. IN JULY 2017 CAPT MICKLETHWAITE WAS AWARDED THE JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION AND POSTED TO CFB WINNIPEG WHERE WAS EMPLOYED IN A5/A7 AS A CYBER PLANNER AND LEAD ACTION OFFICER FOR CYBER EVENTS. PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK IN JULY 2018, MAJ MICKLETHWAITE HAS BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENT IN PLANNING AIR FORCE, JOINT AND COMBINED POLICY DEVELOPMENT FOR CYBER OPERATIONS AND INTEGRATING CYBER INTO NORAD EXERCISES, CULMINATING IN THE FIRST COMBINED US/CAD CYBER OPERATION.FOR THESE EFFORTS HE WAS AWARDED THE US DEFENCE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (US DMSM). IN 2020 MAJ MICKLETHWAITE WAS POSTED TO CFIOG AS DEPUTY COMMANDER OF THE COMBINED CYBER UNIT.

 

  1. MAJOR MICKLETHWAITE WILL BE CONTINUING HIS CYBER JOURNEY IN A POLICY POSITION WITHIN THE FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE.

 

  1. A RETIREMENT FUNCTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT A TIME AND PLACE TBD.

PLEASE SEND YOUR QUESTIONS, CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, HUMOROUS ANECDOTES AND STORIES TO CAPT A. DASILVA [email protected]

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