Captain B.R. Simpson
Officer Commanding D Squadron
Captain Bryce Simpson enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006 as a non-commissioned member of Primary Reserve, before Component Transferring into the Regular Officer Training Program in 2009 as an Armoured Officer. Upon graduating from Nipissing University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History in 2012, he completed Phase training at the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School before being posted to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 2013.
During his first Regimental tour, Captain Simpson was employed as a troop leader in both Reconnaissance and Tank Squadrons. He then volunteered and was selected for the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) program which led to him being posted to 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Shilo, Manitoba. Following the successful completion of JTAC training, Captain Simpson was employed on numerous national and multinational exercises providing integration of Close Air Support and attack aviation to ground forces from Canada and allied armies.
In 2017, Captain Simpson was deployed to the Sinai on Op CALUMET, Canada’s contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) and concurrently, completed a Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University. In the summer of 2019, he returned to LdSH(RC) as Battle Captain, B Squadron before deploying to Latvia on Op REASSURANCE in 2020 as the Second-in-Command, Combat Service Support Company in the Strathcona-led battlegroup. Upon returning to Canada, he served as Second-in-Command, B Squadron and Regimental Operations Officer. Deploying to Kuwait on Operation IMPACT in 2022, he returned to the Regiment to assume command of D Squadron later that year.
Out of uniform, Captain Simpson enjoys reading to excess, experiencing Alberta’s culinary offerings, and exploring the incredible outdoors available in Western Canada.