MGen A.R Jayne, COS(IM)

    • MGen A.R Jayne

    After more than 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers Branch, MGen Andrew Jayne, MSM, CD, will retire on 08 July 2022. A  Depart with Dignity will be held at the Army Officers’ Mess at 149 Somerset St W on 30 June 2022. RSVPs, anecdotes, and retirement wishes may be sent to Maj S.R. Akolkar at Suraj.Akolkar@forces.gc.ca


    Major-General Jayne grew up in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and joined the Canadian Forces in 1987 under the Regular Officer Training Plan. He graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. After completing his training as a Military Engineer Officer in Chilliwack, British Columbia, he went on to complete Regimental duties with 4 Engineer Support Regiment, 22 Engineer Regiment in the UK, and 1 Combat Engineer Regiment. During this time he served in various command and staff positions and completed one operational tour in Croatia and two tours in Bosnia.

    Over the years he served in staff and training positions with 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering and within the Chief of Force Development. In 2006, he attended the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, Ontario, graduating with a Masters in Defence Studies. In 2008, Major-General Jayne deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief Engineer of Regional Command South and then became the 21st Commandant of the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in 2009. Following his time in command, he went to Ottawa to work on the Army Staff in various positions.

    Promoted to Colonel in December 2012, he took over the position of Director Land Requirements. He completed the National Securities Program at the Canadian Forces College in 2015 and then returned to the position of Director Land Requirements before being appointed Base Commander of CFB Kingston in October 2016. He was promoted to Brigadier-General in November 2017 and deployed as the Commander, Joint Task Force Iraq on 16 December 2017. He returned to Canada and assumed the duties of Director General Cyberspace within ADM (IM). On 08 May 2020, Major-General Jayne was promoted to his current rank and shortly thereafter assumed the role of Chief of Staff of ADM (IM). Along with this post came the additional titles and responsibility as the Cyber Force Commander and the Canadian Armed Forces J6.

    Major-General Jayne would like to thank the many people with whom he has worked. The past 35 years have gone by so quickly due to all the wonderful people, good friends, and great experiences that have made it a great adventure.

    Major-General Jayne and his wife have two children. He enjoys enduro motorcycle riding, staying active, and helping his children get started on their dreams.