Lieu­tenant-Colonel Fraser Auld

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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.

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