Major-General Derek Macaulay enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces under the Officer Candidate Training Program in 1989 and was commissioned as an armoured officer into Lord Strathcona’s Horse
(Royal Canadians) (LdSH(RC)).
Throughout his career, MGen (Major-General ) Macaulay has held many command and staff positions. Most notably, he had the privilege to command his Regiment (2008-2010), 3rd Canadian Division Support
Group (2013 to March 2015) and 5th Canadian Division (The Mighty Maroon Machine) from May 2017-June 2019.
MGen (Major-General ) Macaulay has several operational tours including the United Nations Protection Force in Visoko, Bosnia (1994), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Stabilization Force in Zgon, Bosnia (2000), International Stabilization Assistance Force (2004-05), and Operation Inherent Resolve (2015-16) as Chief of Staff of the United States of America led Coalition Joint Force Land Component Command (CJFLCC).
MGen (Major-General ) Macaulay’s staff assignments have included tours with The British Columbia Regiment in Vancouver, British Columbia (1995-1999), Land Force Western Area Headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta (2001-2003), the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Group (International) and Canadian Expeditionary Command Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario (2005-2007), Chief of Staff of Land Force Western Area (2010-2013), Chief of Staff Canadian Army Strategy (2016) and hiscurrent position as Deputy Commander Canadian Army.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba, a Masters of Defense Studies from the Royal Military College and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
MGen (Major-General ) Macaulay is married to Rhonda Macaulay (nee Froese) and they are blessed with a wonderful daughter, Meghan.
Major-General Macaulay was appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Army on July 5, 2019.