November 15-16, 2018 
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

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BGen M.A. Nixon

BGen M.A. Nixon

Commander, Joint Task Force (North)


About BGen Nixon

A native of New Brunswick, Brigadier-General Nixon completed Armour Officer training in 1984 and subsequently commanded at the troop and squadron levels in The Royal Canadian Dragoons. Operationally, Brigadier-General Nixon served in Somalia (93) on Operation DELIVERANCE, UNPROFOR in Bosnia and Croatia (94-95), as a squadron commander with SFOR in Bosnia (98-99) and as Chief of Operations for ISAF (05). He went on to be the Commandant of the Armour School from 2007-2009 in Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Brigadier-General Nixon is a graduate of the Royal Military College, the Canadian Forces Staff College (Course 26) and the US Army Advanced Operational Art Studies Fellowship. He holds an honours Bachelor and Master's degree in Military Arts and Sciences. As a Colonel he was employed as the Director of Land Requirements from May 2010 until taking command of the Combat Training Centre on 19 December 2012. Brigadier-General Nixon also held the secondary appointment of Director of Armour from November 2010 until November 2012.

He was promoted to his current rank on 18 June 2015 and took command of Joint Task Force North (JTFN) in Yellowknife, NT on 9 July 2015.


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