Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Mike Auger was appointed as a part-time Member of the Board on September 15, 2006.
Mr. Auger was reappointed as a part-time member to the Board for an additional term of three years effective September 15, 2009.
Enrolled in the Canadian Forces (CF) in 1970, Mr. Auger graduated from Queen's University in 1973 with an Honours Degree in Geography. Commissioned as an artillery officer, he was posted to the Second Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA) in Petawawa, Ontario. Following his promotion to Captain in 1976 and security duties at the Montreal Olympics, he was assigned to the First Regiment RCHA in Lahr, West Germany. Subsequent tours saw postings to Gagetown, New Brunswick, in 1979, as well as Fort Sill, Oklahoma (USA) in 1981 and Petawawa in 1983.
Promoted to Major in 1985, he became Battery Commander of 'D' Battery 2RCHA. In 1988, he served with the 1st Canadian Division Headquarters in Kingston, Ontario, and in 1990, returned to the 2RCHA as Deputy Commanding Officer. In 1991, he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and became head of the Military Occupation Structure Review until 1998 when he became Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources - Military. Thereafter, he was section head responsible for military education and training policy in Ottawa until his retirement from the CF in 2005 after nearly thirty-five years of service.
Mr. Auger's military education includes the CF Staff School, the Artillery Staff Duties Course, the Artillery Instructor-in-Gunnery Course and all Officer Professional Development Courses.
Mr. Auger is a sometime mentor to junior officers attending the CF Land Staff College and provides exercise simulation during exercises, including pre-deployment training for the Afghanistan mission.