is a third-generation military officer, and has served in
the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Taiwan,
Kuwait, Iraq, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He descends
from William Mackintosh of Clan Mackintosh, who fought under
James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, in the Scottish Civil
War. William was captured by Lord Oliver Cromwell’s forces
at Worcester in 1651 and indentured to New England. The
colours of the armorial bearing reflect the family’s
The rampant griffin alludes to the Clan Mackintosh coat of
arms (part lion), and the family’s American heritage (part
eagle). The wings also signify swiftness and protection,
which reflect the military profession and he and his
children’s competitiveness as track and field athletes. The
sabre and serpent are a play on the armiger’s military
branches of cavalry and medical service.
The armiger is descended through his grandmother, from Sir
Philip Courtenay of Molland, Sheriff of Devon. The three
roundels are a nod to his Courtenay ancestry as well as
representing three generations of military service back to
his grandfather. Sir Philip Courtenay’s grandmother was
Eleanor of Castile, daughter of King Ferdinand III of
Castile and Leon, thus the rampant griffin (lion component)
further serves to pay homage to the armiger’s Spanish
The armiger earned both a master of arts and a master of
science, and is a black belt in Seven Star Mantis and Wah
Lum Tam Tui Kung Fu. His love for research and learning is
denoted by the rayonee division of the shield.
The crest signifies devotion to God and family. The
fleur-de-lis, a reference to the armiger’s service with the
2nd Cavalry Regiment (Dragoons), and his French ancestry.
The red wolf has a special significance to the armiger's
family, as his son is the developer and owner of Red Wolf
He is a Knight/Chevalier of the Sovereign Military Order of
the Temple of Jerusalem, by Royal patronage of H.R.H.
Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Budingen.