Captain M.D. Timms
Capt Mike Timms was born in Oshawa, ON, but grew up in Squamish, BC. Upon completion of high school, he trained as a commercial pilot before enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as an armour officer in March of 2007. Upon completion of his phase training in 2008, he was posted to the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians).
Upon arrival for his first Regimental tour, Capt Timms was employed as the Assistant Adjutant. In the Spring of 2009 he was appointed 2nd Troop Leader A Squadron, and deployed in this role to Afghanistan on Operation ATHENA as part of the 1 Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) Battle Group (BG) for Task Force (TF) 1-10. Following this deployment he was employed as Acting Second-in-Command A Squadron for six months before commencing French language training. After a year spent learning French, Capt Timms became the personal assistant to the Commander of 3rd Canadian Division (Cdn Div) from May 2012 to July 2013. He then served as the G37 Individual Training and Collective Training at 3rd Cdn Div HQ.
After completing the Army Operations Course, Capt Timms returned to the Regiment in June 2014 as Battle Captain B Squadron. After a year of high readiness training with the 1 Royal 22e Regiment BG for TF 1-15, Capt Timms served as the B Squadron Second-in-Command for a year of high readiness training with 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group’s TF NEMESIS. He was appointed the Regiment’s Adjutant in June 2016.
Capt Timms is an avid angler, and enjoys hockey and carpentry. He is married to Cassandra Timms, and they are expecting a baby boy in September 2016. They currently reside in Morinville, Alberta, with their two dogs, Henrik and Leo. He holds a diploma in Management from Red Deer College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Royal Military College of Canada.