Col Ted Middleton, CD

    • Col Ted Middleton, CD

    Colonel Ted Middleton, CD will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces on 29 October 2017, after more than 27 years of loyal and dedicated service to the CAF and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch (please see bio attached).  In order to honour Col Middleton's service and to wish him well in his retirement, a DwD function (jointly conducted with Col mark Gasparotto) will be held Saturday evening, 14 October 2017 at the Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa. To register for the DwD, please go to this link: :
    Please send congratulatory messages or anecdotes to Maj John Timmermans -< before 6 October 2017.

    Colonel Middleton enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1990 and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a baccalaureate degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering. Completion of his phase training in Chilliwack, B.C brought him to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) where as a subaltern officer he experienced the broad spectrum of regimental duty, deploying on two peace enforcement missions to Bosnia-Herzegovina (Operations ALLIANCE and PALLADIUM) and on the CAF’s domestic response mission to the Winnipeg flood (Operation

    Concluding his first Regimental tour as the unit Adjutant, Colonel Middleton joined the Army of Ontario’s divisional level headquarters in 1999 as the G3 Domestic Operations. Upon promotion to Major he held the positions of the division’s G3 Operations and G3 Training before returning to the Regiment to command 23 Field Squadron in 2002 and then deploying on his third operational tour to Bosnia-Herzegovina, this time with the Royal Canadian Dragoons Battle Group.

    Upon his posting to National Defence Headquarters in 2005, and subsequently with the stand-up of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command in 2006, Major Middleton was responsible for overseeing national command and support to the CAF missions in Africa, including The Sudan (both South Sudan and Darfur), Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

    In 2008 Lieutenant Colonel Middleton deployed to Afghanistan as the Regional Command South Liaison Officer to the Pakistani military for border security. From Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak he managed the complex and rapid deployment of U.S. forces along the border with Pakistan. His mission included the stand-up of a tripartite (NATO-Afghani-Pakistani) Joint Border Coordination Centre as well as the coordination of security along NATO’s major ground line of communication leading into southern Kandahar province.

    Lieutenant Colonel Middleton returned from Afghanistan to Ottawa’s Strategic Joint Staff as the Director of Expeditionary Plans (Afghanistan) until taking command of 2 CER in the spring of 2010. 

    His post command staff appointments include Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Army G35, and Career Manager for the Canadian Army’s combat arms occupations. Colonel Middleton concluded his Army career as the Chief of Operations, Plans and Training in the
    storied U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division where he planned and coordinated the preparation and deployment of ready forces to U.S. Combatant Commands on four continents. While with America’s First Team he was recognized as a Noble Patron of Amor and awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit.

    Colonel Middleton holds graduate degrees from the Canadian Forces College and the United States Army War College.

    After 27+ years of dedicated service to the nation, Ted and his wife Tracy McIntyre are excited to experience life as “civilians”. Together they are the proud parents of two strapping teenage boys (Jack and Maximus) and a spunky little girl (Charley), so true “retirement” remains years away.