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Col Jaime Cade, CD


Colonel Jamie Cade was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a member of 2891 C Pro C RC(Army)CC he attended Banff National Army Cadet Camp in 1978. He entered the Army in June 1979. A graduate of Royal Roads Military College with a Bachelor Degree in Military and Strategic Studies, he joined Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) in Calgary, May 1984.

His first Regimental tour (198487) was as a Troop Leader with Reconnaissance Squadron and Tank Troop Leader with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Germany. His second Regimental tour in Calgary saw service with Headquarters and C Squadrons, and as the Regimental Operations Officer. From 1995 to 1997 he was Officer Commanding Reconnaissance Squadron and A Squadron. In 1997, A Squadron deployed to Bosnia with the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as part of the first contingent of SFOR.

Colonel Cade's Extra Regimental Employments (ERE) have included tours at the Armour School in Gagetown, New Brunswick (198789), French language training in Valcartier, Quebec (1989-90), Land Force Western Area Headquarters in Edmonton (1993-95) and two tours in National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa. At NDHQ he served as the Bosnia Desk Officer (1997-99), Director Land Force Readiness 3 (G3 Operations and Plans for the Army [2000-2001]) and J3 International 1 as part of the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (2001-2002). In 2000, Jamie Cade graduated from the Australian Army Command and Staff College in Queenscliffe, Australia, receiving a Masters of Defence Studies from the University of Canberra.

The highlight of Colonel Cade's career was his appointment as Commanding Officer Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) from 2002 to 2004. During his tenure, the Regiment deployed two squadrons to Bosnia, a Squadron to Afghanistan and deployed to British Columbia to fight the forest fires of 2003. In June 2005, he is promoted Colonel and nominated Director Land Force Readiness. 

(source: DND)