Maj G.X. McClintock, CD

    • Maj  G.X. McClintock, CD

    After more than 22 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineer Branch, Maj Giles McClintock, CD, will retire on 14 December 2023. A DWD will be held at 13:00 hrs, 24 January 2024, at the National Capital Region Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario. Forward attendance, congratulatory messages, and anecdotes to Maj S.M. Thompson at, prior to 12 January 2024. To contribute towards the DWD gifts and expenses, please contact Maj S.M. Thompson at Any remaining contributions will be donated to a charitable organization of Maj McClintock’s choice.

    After 22 years of service as an Army Engineer Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Major Giles McClintock will now begin a second career with Assistance Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (ADM(IE)) as a construction project manager for large projects on Army bases in Quebec and New Brunswick.

    A graduate of Western University in London, Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in engineering science, which included a one-year exchange at École national supérieure des industries chimiques (ENSIC) in Nancy France, Maj McClintock then joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through the Direct Entry Officer program in 2001. He is incredibly grateful for the numerous opportunities given in uniform over the past 22 years, particularly with 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, Strategic Joint Staff, and Chief Professional Conduct and Culture (CPCC). Maj McClintock deployed on five missions overseas: to Arifjan, Kuwait, and a second time to Baghdad, Iraq on Op INHERENT RESOLVE as part of the international coalition in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS); twice on Op ATHENA in Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) led war against the Taliban; and also to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Op HESTIA in humanitarian response to the earthquakes in January 2010.

    Maj McClintock worked at the tactical and operational levels, including with the Iraqi Army Engineer and Logistics force development for specific requirements directly linked to retaking the city of Mosul from ISIS, acted as Chief Counter Improvised Explosive Device for Op INHERENT RESOLVE for four months after the Unit Commanding Officer and Deputy Commanding Officer both unexpectedly redeployed, planned and ran major multinational joint exercises, and participated in infrastructure projects in Canada and abroad. He also worked at the strategic level, primarily on projects aimed to strengthen our alliances with the Five Eyes community, NATO, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and United Nations Command-Korea. Since August 2021, Maj McClintock prolonged his career by 2 years to work at the newly formed L1, CPCC, contributing to efforts on improving the National Defence conflict and complaints prevention and resolution system, CAF hiring practices and workforce retention, and other projects that aim to improve workplace climate and CAF culture. Notably, he also survived 6 iterations of Ex Maple Guardian/Resolve in Wainwright, Alberta as primary training audience for various road to high readiness cycles!

    Giles, his wife Sophie, and their three children, Elias, Simone and Abigail will continue to reside in Sillery, in the heart of Quebec City, for the foreseeable future.