Brigadier-General J.J. Major, MSM, CD
Commander 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (Central)
Brigadier-General Josh Major was born in North Bay, Ontario. He joined the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada as a Troop Leader in 1999. During his time with 12e RBC he commanded at the troop and squadron level, as well as occupying several staff positions including Regimental Operations Officer and Regimental Second-in-Command.
On January 23rd 2014, BGen Major became a proud member of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and was appointed Commanding Officer in June 2014.
BGen Major has deployed four times on operations including Op PALLADIUM in 2002, Op ATHENA in 2006 and 2009, and Op REASSURANCE in 2017.
His extra-regimental assignments include serving as an instructor and standards officer at the RCAC School, Army Training Authority Det Ottawa Section Head, and as Special Assistant to the Commanding General United States Army Europe. His most recent assignments were as the first Commander of Task Force Latvia and Chief of Staff Army Operations.
BGenMajor assumed command of 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (Central) on July 5, 2022.
BGen Major holds a B.A. from the Royal Military College of Canada, a Masters degree in International Relations from Webster University, and a Masters degree in Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a graduate of the U.S. School of Advanced Military Studies, as well as the CAF’s National Security Program.
He is supported by an extremely patient and tolerant wife. The couple has three children.
BGen Major enjoys all things fitness related and still attempts to play competitive hockey although age has begun to dull his already average skills.
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