MCpl/Cplc C.K. MacNiven, CD

    • MCpl/Cplc C.K. MacNiven, CD

    After more than 24 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers Branch, MCpl Kyle MacNiven, CD, will retire on 15 March 2022. A luncheon will be held at The Muster Point in Cold Lake, Alberta, on 10 March 2022 at 1200 hrs. Anecdotes and retirement wishes can be sent to MCpl S.C.T. Osmond at

    MCpl Kyle (Chad) MacNiven joined the Canadian Armed Forces on 24 April 1997 in Esquimalt, BC, as an Infantryman. Upon completion of the BMQ and
    Infantryman QL3 course in Meaford, ON, in February 1999, e was posted to the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) at CFB Gagetown. He was promoted to the rank of Cpl in 2001.

    Cpl MacNiven’s first tour was to Afghanistan in 2003 on a close protection detail. His second tour, to Haiti in 2004, was as a rifleman. Kyle completed the  Infantryman PLQ in 2005 before departing on his third tour, to Afghanistan from 2005 to 2006, as a rifleman. He was promoted to the rank of MCpl and posted to 5 CDS in August 2006. In 2007, he was posted to CFLRS St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, as an instructor. He completed the Infantryman QL6A (Small Arms) course in May 2009. Kyle was promoted to the rank of Sgt while in Afghanistan on his fourth tour from 2010 to 2011, where he was deployed as
    a Section Commander for the OMLT/POMLT. 

    In May 2012, Sgt MacNiven transferred trades to become a Construction Technician with an accompanying demotion to Cpl. He was then posted to CFB Gagetown to await the Construction Tech QL3 course at CFSME, which he completed in May 2013. Following the QL3 course, he was posted to CFB Cold Lake. Cpl MacNiven completed the Construction Technician QL5 in November 2016 and in 2017, took a position in the planning section of RPOU(W). In 2020, he moved to his current position in Contracts, being promoted to the rank of MCpl that August. 

    Kyle currently resides in Cold Lake with his wife of 20 years, Amanda, and their three children; Jack, Jude, and Catherine. He plans to continue residing in the local area following retirement.