Senior Officer Biography
BRIGADIER-GENERAL MILNE J.G. , MSM, CD,
DIRECTOR GENERAL RESERVE AND CADETS
After six years as a Sea Cadet in London, Ontario, Brigadier-General Jay Milne enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1980 to attend the Royal Military College of Canada.
He served in the 1st Canadian Signal Regiment and then as the Regimental Signal Officer for the Royal Canadian Dragoons. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1 Line Troop and upon promotion to Major, was posted to Directorate of Land Requirements in National Defence Headquarters.
With a transfer to the Army Reserve in 1992 and re-qualifying as an Armoured Officer, he served in the King's Own Calgary Regiment as a Squadron Commander, Regimental Second-in-Command and Commanding Officer. In October 2002, he was promoted to Colonel and appointed Commander 41 Canadian Brigade Group.
Brigadier-General Milne then worked in the Land Staff in the Land Force Reserve Restructure Project and then transferred to Land Force Central Area Headquarters as the Assistant Chief of Staff after which he deployed as the Senior Mentor to the Afghan Army in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In June 2009, Brigadier-General Milne was promoted to his present rank and appointed Deputy Commander Joint Task Force Central/Land Force Central Area and subsequently appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System in July 2010. In March 2011, he was appointed Director General Reserves and Cadets at National Defence Headquarters.
Brigadier-General Milne holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics and has completed the Land Forces Command and Staff Course, the US Marine Corps Command & Staff College Non-Resident Program, and the National Securities Study Seminar.
Since leaving the Regular Force in 1992, Brigadier-General Milne has worked in the private sector in Systems Engineering, Program Management and Executive Management positions.