Lieutenant Commander Tracy-Anne Versteeg, CD
A native of Grimsby, Ontario, Lieutenant Commander Tracy Versteeg enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces on 21 June 1990. She attended the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario where she earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering in 1994. She completed her occupation training as a Marine Systems Engineer at the Canadian Forces Fleet School (Esquimalt) in British Columbia in 1996.
Lieutenant Commander Versteeg served in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Saskatchewan (1992), Annapolis (1994), Vancouver (1996) and Preserver (1997-2000 and 2005-2007) where she was the Marine Systems Engineering Officer.
Over her career, Lieutenant Commander Versteeg has served in a support capacity including: the Project Management Office for the Canadian Patrol Frigate (1997); the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School – Damage Control Division (2000-2003), Marine Systems Division (2007-2009); the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Hamilton (2003-2005); the Project Management Officer for the Joint Support Ship (2009-2010); Maritime Equipment Project Management (2009-2012); and most recently in the Directorate Naval Personnel and Training (2012-present).
Lieutenant Commander Versteeg participated in Operation Persistence, the search and recovery of Swiss Air Flight 111, in September 1998 and Operation Athena where she was the Deputy Base Support Group Commander for ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. She has also been the Commander for such as events as the Battle of the Atlantic parade, the installation of the current Governor General and Honour Guards for visiting foreign dignitaries.