Lieutenant Colonel Frank D. Lamie, CD, was born in Toronto, Ontario, and was raised in the Greater Toronto Area. After completing high school studies at St. Michael’s College School, he obtained a B.A. (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws from Western University. After completing his law degree, he articled in Toronto at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and was called to the Bar of Ontario by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2007 and the Bar of Alberta by the Law Society of Alberta in 2016.
In 2002, during university, he joined the 4th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (4RCR) as an Officer Cadet, underwent Infantry Officer training at Combat Training Centre Gagetown, and was subsequently commissioned as an Infantry Officer. While with 4RCR, he served in the capacities of Platoon Commander, Company Second-in-Command, and Course Officer on various training courses. Following promotion to Captain, Frank served numerous terms as a Company Second in Command and Battalion Operations Officer.
In 2011, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan where he served as an operational planner. His service was recognized with formal commendations by both the US Army and Canadian Expeditionary Force Commanders.
In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Major and served as Officer Commanding, 60th Company – a parachute-capable Infantry company.
In 2015, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq where he served as the Deputy Chief of Operations (CHOPS) / Night CHOPs of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq (CJFLCC-I), serving in this capacity with both the 82nd Airborne Division and 1st Infantry Division. For his service in Iraq, the Commanding General CJTF-OIR (Iraq & Syria) and the Commanding General CJFLCC-I (Iraq) awarded him the US Bronze Star Medal.
On 23 September 2017 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and appointed as Commanding Officer of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.
He is a graduate of a number of tactical and staff courses at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the Tactics School, the Infantry School, the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre, the Peace Support Training Centre, and the Canadian Forces College, including the Joint Command and Staff Programme.
In his civilian life, Lieutenant Colonel Lamie is a Partner at Gowling WLG, an international law firm where he practices restructuring, corporate, and commercial law in the Firm’s Toronto Office and also serves defence clients as part of Gowling WLGs’ Defence, Security, and Aerospace Group. He serves on the Board of Governors of the McKenzie Institute and the Advisory Committee of the Best Defence Conference.
Lieutenant Colonel Lamie also serves his community through charitable and volunteer endeavours. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Children’s Breakfast Club, a non-profit charitable organization that serves breakfast each week to over 4,000 children at over 20 schools across the Greater Toronto Area. Annually, he embraces the honour and privilege of leading the Honour Guard at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Remembrance Day Ceremony which commemorates Canada’s Fallen and those lawyers and law students who made the ultimate sacrifice. He served as The Advocates’ Society’s representative on the Court Security Committee for certain downtown Toronto Courthouses. He serves on the Resources Committee for the St. John’s Ambulance Council of Ontario. Dedicated to mentorship and development of the youth of our community, he founded the Appellate Advocacy Competition for St. Michael’s College School’s law program. In 2012, he was recognized with the Order of St. Michael.
Lieutenant Colonel Lamie is married to his gracious wife and they are blessed with two wonderful children. His hobbies – when time permits – include running, weight lifting, hockey, and supporting his kids’ latest adventures.