Lieutenant-Colonel Fraser Auld
joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990 as a Private in the Militia with the Lorne Scots in Brampton, Ontario. In 1992, he transferred to the Royal Military College in Kingston and completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical). In 1998, he re-enrolled in the Canadian Army as an Armour Officer under the Direct Entry Officer program. Lieutenant-Colonel Auld has served in a range of positions with the Dragoons, including Reconnaissance Troop Leader, Adjutant, Officer Commanding a Reconnaissance Squadron, Officer Commanding the Headquarters Squadron, and as the 56th Commanding Officer of The Regiment. His extra-Regimental postings have included tank and reconnaissance tactics instructor at the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School, Plans Officer for Task Force Kandahar, Base Operations Officer in Petawawa, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commanding General of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan, and Director of Army Staff 2 at Canadian Army Headquarters. Lieutenant-Colonel Auld has previously deployed on four operational tours: in 2001 as a Reconnaissance Troop Leader in BosniaHerzegovina; in 2005 as the Second-in-Command of the Reconnaissance Squadron assigned to NATO's Kabul Multi-National Brigade; in 2008-09 as the Tactical Plans Officer with Task Force Kandahar; and, in 2012-13 with the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan. Since 2018 — Commander of Joint Task Force Ukraine.