Speaker Bio:
Jocelyn Roy


English & French

Speaking Topics:

Afghanistan, Domestic Service, Royal 22nd Regiment, Leadership, Royal Military College of Canada

Major Jocelyn Roy was born in Hull, QC in 1987. Growing up in the Outaouais region, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2004 as a private at the Régiment de Hull. After a short two-year service within this primary reserve unit, he was accepted at the Royal Military College of Canada. He completes a bachelor’s degree in Military and strategic studies and he was promoted to the rank of second-lieutenant in 2010. Following the completion of the infantry officer training program in 2011, he was posted to the 3rd battalion Royal 22e Régiment in Valcartier, QC as a platoon commander. Not long after his arrival, he was deployed on OP LOTUS in order to support the Canadian population of the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu region during flooding.

In October 2012, he was deployed to OP ATTENTION in Kabul, Afghanistan at the Quick Reaction Force platoon commander. He was promoted to the rank of Captain during the deployment. When he came back to Canada, he was posted to the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta for three years. He was then posted back to Valcartier at the 2nd battalion Royal 22e Régiment as A company second-in-command, plans officer and operations officer. In the summer of 2018, he was offered the G3 Ops position at the 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade-Group headquarters, also in Valcartier, for two years. During those years, he was employed as the centre of operations’ director for the Joint Task Force-East Land Component Command headquarters for two national operations: OP LENTUS in 2019 and OP LASER in 2020. At the end of the last operation, he was promoted to his current rank.

Major Roy currently commands B Company at the 2nd battalion Royal 22e Régiment.

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