Maj Nathalie Auger
DPS3 Team Lead – Military Family Initiatives, DGMP Strat, Military Personnel Command, Canadian Armed Forces/Government of Canada
Born at CFB Lahr, Germany, Major Nathalie Auger grew up in a military family that was posted to Germany, Quebec City, Halifax and Ottawa. Interested in a military career, she joined the Reserve Force in October 1996 and was employed part time throughout her last year of high school and first two years of university as a Medical Technician with 28 Med Coy (now 28 Field Ambulance) in Ottawa. She joined the Regular Forces in June 1999, after which she graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Nursing in 2001.
After the completion of her degree, Major Auger was posted to 3 HSOTU Det Halifax (now Canadian Forces Health Services Center (Atlantic)), where she completed the Perioperative Nursing Certification course in December 2002. She was then posted to the Canadian Forces Trauma Training Center (West), in Vancouver in 2007 and later to Canadian Forces Health Services Center (Ottawa), Ottawa in 2010. Since then, Major Auger has been posted to five different units within the National Capital Region, engaged in the development of a High Readiness Detachment for nurses of the 1 Canadian Field Hospital, management of the Maintenance of Clinical Competency Program for Canadian Forces Health Services Group clinicians, and the Health Services Support planner (CJOC) for military operations in the region of Africa, Europe, and Indo-Asia Pacific. Currently, Major Auger is the Team Leader for Military Family Initiatives under Chief Military Command’s Director General of Military Personnel – Strategy.
She has deployed to Afghanistan on three separate occasions: once to Kabul and twice to Kandahar. In 2005, Maj Auger had the privilege to be nominated and selected as the Nurse Sentry for the Remembrance Day ceremony held in the National Capital.
Major Auger has two wonderful children and seven “bonus” children with her current spouse, whom is also a CAF member within the Canadian Forces Health Services Group.