Captain B.R. Simpson
Captain Bryce Simpson enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Signaller in the Primary Reserve in 2006, 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 first in a reconnaissance troop and later in a tank troop in A Squadron. 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, MB. Following the successful completion of the JTAC course and JTAC Combat Readiness upgrade program, Captain Simpson was employed on numerous national and multinational exercises providing integration of Close Air Support and attack aviation to ground forces from Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia and working closely with JTACs from across NATO.
In 2017, Capt Simpson was deployed to the Sinai on Op CALUMET, Canada’s contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) as the Staff Officer to the Task Force Commander / MFO Chief of Liaison. Concurrently, he completed a Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University in 2018. 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 before assuming his current position as the Operations Officer in summer 2021.
Out of uniform, Capt Simpson enjoys exploring the incredible outdoors available in Western Canada, reading to excess, enjoying the fine liquid products of Scotland, and spending far too much time talking about his extraordinary dog Forrest.