Brigadier-General Kevin Horgan, CD

Colonel Kevin Horgan, CD

Brigadier-General Kevin Horgan joined the CF in 1987 and following phase training he was posted to 4 Wing Baden-Soellingen, Germany as the heavy equipment troop commander within the newly formed Airfield Engineering Squadron. His five years in Baden ended with him being the last CF member stationed there in January 1994. On returning to Canada, Brigadier-General Horgan was appointed the Deputy Commanding Officer of 4 Airfield Engineering Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake. While in this position he was deployed to Haiti on a seven-month UN mission as the OC of a composite Engr Sqn. In 1996 he was promoted to Major and posted to Winnipeg as SO AE Operations in Air Command HQ. During this time he was tasked as the Engineer J2/J3 in the CFJTF HQ for Op ASSISTANCE, the CF mission in response to the Red River Floods. In 1998 he was appointed the Wing Construction Engineering Officer at 14 Wing Greenwood.

In 2002, Brigadier-General Horgan was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and attended the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College. In July 2003 he was posted to 1 Canadian Air Division HQ as A4 Airfield Engineering Operations/Force Generation. In July 2006 he assumed command of 1 Engineer Support Unit in Moncton, overseeing the provision of specialized engineering support to CF operations in Afghanistan. In July 2008 he was deployed to Kandahar Airfield as the NATO Base Engineer and the Commanding Officer of the Canadian Element to COMKAF HQ. Following language training, he returned to 1 Canadian Air Division and assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Staff. In July 2011 he was promoted to Colonel and appointed A4 CE at 1 CAD. In Aug 2013 he was posted to Ottawa and assumed the position of Director Air Support at RCAF HQ. In June 2014 he was appointed the Branch Advisor for the Canadian Military Engineers. Kevin Horgan was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General on 22 November 2017 and appointed the Chief of Staff Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS). 

Brigadier-General Horgan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College and has completed the USAF Air War College DL program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Brunswick.