Major P. Beitz

Officer Commanding HQ Squadron


Major Peter Beitz grew up in Waverley, NS, and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in June 2001.  Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the Royal Military College of Canada and was subsequently posted to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 2006.

During his first Regimental tour of duty, he served as a Tank Troop Leader with A Squadron and deployed in that capacity to Afghanistan in 2007 with the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.  Upon returning from Afghanistan, Peter was appointed the Strathcona Mounted Troop Leader and led the Mounted Troop through a successful Musical Ride Season in 2008.  In 2009, he was employed as B Squadron Battle Captain and commenced pre-deployment training with 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group.  He later deployed to Afghanistan with B Squadron and the Battle Group from September 2009 to April 2010.

After returning from Afghanistan in 2010, Peter was posted to 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Petawawa, ON, where he served as the Brigade Information Management Officer. From 2011 to 2013, he was employed as the Brigade G3 Operations and participated in that capacity throughout the SPARTAN BEAR, MAPLE RESOLVE, and JOINT EX series of exercises.

Major Peter Beitz returned to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 2013 and was employed as the Adjutant until 2014.  After serving as the 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group G1 from 2014 to 2015, he returned to the Regiment and led the Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron through a challenging and successful 1 CMBG Road to High Readiness training cycle throughout 2015 and 2016.  Major Peter Beitz assumed command of Headquarters Squadron on 23 June 2016.

Peter and his wonderful spouse, Michelle, are the proud parents of Cameron and Benjamin who always listen to their parents and are well-behaved at all times!