McMichael, Reginald

Major Reginald McMichael joined the Canadian Forces in 2001, having made the decision to attend Royal Military College.  After initial training, he was deployed in Alberta as a member of the PPCLI, and he rose through the ranks as an officer.  From there, Major McMichael was sent on several overseas deployments, serving in Afghanistan at the height of Canada’s involvement in the Kandahar region.  He commanded an infantry company and dealt with the difficult situations that came his way.  Once back in Canada, he was assigned a political detail, serving in Ottawa as part of the Minister of Defence staff.

In May of 2017, Major McMichael visited Crestwood as part of a delegation from the Canadian Forces College, where he was studying at the time. He spoke with Careers 10 students about the reality of life in the Canadian military.