11338 BB (Bruce) Barteaux, Class of ’78 is scheduled to participate in the 70th anniversary of D-Day and this event will take place on 12/13 Jun. There will be a 100 mile (169 km) run through Normandy, France, starting at Utah and through Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword Beaches and pass through 14 sites of significant and historical importance.
These will also include the Canadian Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer.
The seven nations who participated in D-Day will be represented by two runners each, one military and one civilian and Bruce has the honour to represent the Canadian Armed Forces.
All the runners will complete the full ultra run, being joined in some sections by members of local running clubs and the final leg we will join some 3000 children in Caen.
Born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 21378 Major Casey MacLeod joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1994. He started his career by attending Collège militaire royal de St-Jean and the Royal Military College of Canada, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Space Science. He remained at RMC to complete a Master of Science in 2001.
After completing his Signal Officer training, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (CFJSR) during which time he served in various Troop Commander positions, as 1 Squadron Operations Officer, and second-in-command of Support Squadron. In March of 2004, he deployed to Haiti as the Theatre Activation Team Operations Officer as part of Op HALO and, in the fall of the same year, to Op ATHENA ROTO 2/3 as the National Command Element G6 Ops/National Command and Control Information Systems Troop Commander. During his posting at CFJSR he was also the OPI for Exercise MERCURY TREK 2003, a three-month long, cross-Canada cycling expedition in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.
In July of 2006, he was posted to ADM(IM) as the Capability Delivery Manager for the Joint Space Support Project and promoted to Major during this time. In November of 2011 he was posted to Directorate of Space Requirements (DSR) as the Deputy Project Director for the Protected Military Satellite Communications Project. His most recent assignment at DSR, prior to be selected as the Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit, was as the Project Director for the Tactical Narrowband SATCOM (UHF) Project.
On 18 July 2013, Major MacLeod took command of the Canadian Forces Crypto Support Unit.