BGen Ayotte’s international deployments have been to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. He has served on multiple domestic operations across the country in response to floods, ice storms, forest fires, hurricanes, and ground search and rescue. His extra regimental appointments include service with 1st Canadian Division Headquarters as the CO DART / J35, Canadian Army HQ as DAS 2, 4th Canadian Division Headquarter as the COS, and RMC as the Director of Cadets.
BGen Ayotte is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course in Canberra, Australia and the National Security Programme at Canadian Forces College in Toronto.
Brigadier-General Ayotte was appointed Chief of Staff Army Strategy on August 2020.