Brigadier-General Cayle Oberwarth (Canada) is the Deputy Commanding General for Operations of First Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
BGen Oberwarth enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in June of 1994. Upon graduation from The Royal Military College, with a degree in Military and Strategic Studies, he was commissioned as an officer in The Royal Canadian Regiment.
BGen Oberwarth has served with the Second and Third Battalions of The Royal Canadian Regiment and has seen deployments to the former Yugoslavia as a Rifle Platoon Commander, East Africa as a Recce Platoon Commander, and twice to Afghanistan, where he served first as a Company 2IC in Kabul, and later as a Combat Team Commander in the Panjwaii District of Kandahar. His most recent deployment was as the Chief of Staff Operations and Plans for the United Nation’s peace support mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).
BGen Oberwarth’s extra Regimental duty has seen him posted to the Canadian Parachute Center where he served as 2IC Training Company and the Patrol Pathfinder Subject Matter Expert. His unit command was at the Infantry School where he served as Commandant and Deputy Director of the Infantry Corps.
His key staff experiences include service as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Staff at the Strategic Joint Staff, the Canadian Army G33, Business Planner with the Directorate of Army Staff, and as the Executive Assistant to the Commander of the Canadian Army.
BGen Oberwarth is a graduate of the Joint Command and Staff Programme and the National Security Programme. He holds a Masters of Defence Studies. From July 2019 to May 2021, BGen Oberwarth commanded the Combat Training Centre in New Brunswick, Canada.
He is married to Laura Oberwarth and they are proud parents of two children, Zachary and Ada.