Major-General S.M. Cadden, CD

Major-General S.M. Cadden, CD

Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre Headquarters

Major-General Stephen Cadden joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1984, and attended the Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC) Saint-Jean, graduating in 1989. He served with the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) in Lahr, Germany, serving as both a tank and reconnaissance troop leader, and with The Royal Canadian Dragoons as a squadron commander, Commanding Officer, and Regimental Colonel. He has been employed internationally in Germany and Jamaica, and deployed operationally to Afghanistan (ISAF liaison to CJTF 76) and Haiti (Chief of Staff, MINUSTAH military component). Domestically, he has participated in Canadian Armed Forces relief efforts during the 1998 Ice Storm, the 2010 G8/G20 Summits, and a number of domestic operations in Ontario.

Major-General Cadden is qualified to command Leopard C1 and C2 main battle tanks, as well as Lynx, M113, LAV and Coyote reconnaissance vehicle. His extra-Regimental employment includes tours as the Canadian Forces Base Petawawa Base Personnel Administration Officer, squadron commander at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Kingston, Chief of Staff of 4th Canadian Division, Commander Canadian Forces Base Kingston, and twice as Canadian Army HQ Staff (Director Land Strategic Plans 4 and COS Army Strategy). He has served as the Director of the Royal Canadian Armour Corps, and currently holds the position of Senior Army Armour Officer, and as Senior Serving Dragoon. Major-General Cadden was Commander 4th Canadian Division in Toronto from 2016-2018, where he oversaw 4 Div units and formations through both enhanced training and deployment cycles of the Managed Readiness Plan, military support to the 2017 INVICTUS GAMES, and a number of domestic operations.

Major-General Cadden has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Military and Strategic Studies, a Masters of Defence Studies and a Masters of Arts degree in Military Security and Defence Policy. In 2009, he completed the National Security Programme at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.  

Major-General Cadden assumed command of Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre Headquarters on 6 July 2018.

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