Major-General M.C. Wright, MMV, MSM, CD
Commander Canadian Forces Intelligence Command and Chief of Defence Intelligence
Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Major-General Wright enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990 and joined Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in 1994. He has served in all three Canadian Mechanized Brigade Groups and deployed on operations with all three Regular Force infantry regiments. He spent 11 years with 2 PPCLI in Winnipeg and Shilo, commanding at the platoon, company and battalion level. He also served three years with the Second Battalion of the Royal 22e Regiment. He commanded 2 CMBG from 2017-2018. He was appointed Commander CFINTCOM and Chief of Defence Intelligence in June 2021.
Operationally he has deployed to Bosnia, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, and served on domestic operations in support of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2011 Manitoba floods. He was awarded the Medal of Military Valour and the Meritorious Service Medal as a rifle company commander serving with the First Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group in Kandahar Province in 2006-07. From May 2020 to May 2021 he commanded Joint Task Force Impact and Task Force Central, the CAF missions to enhance stability in the Middle East.
Major-General Wright has served in staff positions as the Chief of Staff of CFINTCOM, J3 of the Canadian Joint Operations Command, Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff, Chief of Staff and G3 of 1 CMBG, as well as positions at the Canadian Army Headquarters and the Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters. He also served as the PPCLI Regimental Colonel from 2014 to 2016. Upon his promotion to Brigadier-General, he was posted to Canadian Forces Intelligence Command as the chief of staff.
Major-General Wright holds an Honours Degree in History and Political Science and a Masters of Defence Studies from RMC, is a graduate of the National Security Programme, and has completed the Joint Force Land Component Commander Course at the US Army War College and the Near East South Asia Senior Executive Seminar.
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