Lieutenant-Colonel J.W. Errington, MSM, CD
Lieutenant-Colonel Errington joined the Canadian Forces in 1990 and was subsequently commissioned into the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). LCol Errington’s career started in the Second Battalion in Winnipeg as a Pl Comd including an Op deployment to Croatia in 1993. Upon return, he was appointed Recce Platoon Commander, was promoted to the rank of Capt, and subsequently posted to the Canadian Airborne Regiment. In 1995, Capt Errington was posted to Edmonton as a Pl Comd in the PPCLI Parachute Company before it became part of 3 PPCLI in 1996. He occupied jobs within 3 PPCLI as Assistant Adjutant, Anti-Armour Pl Comd, Para Coy 2IC and Adjt. A domestic deployment to the Winnipeg floods and subsequent international deployment to Bosnia with the LdSH (RC) BG as Anti Armour platoon commander helped build Capt Errington’s experiential base on operations. Staff training in Kingston, a few months in LFWA and two years as G3 Ops gave Capt Errington a perspective across 1 CMBG.
Promoted to Major in 2003, he returned to 3 PPCLI for two excellent years as OC A Coy, one year at U of A to complete his bachelor’s degree, one year in Toronto on JCSP and to write his Masters in Defence Studies before being posted to Canadian Expeditionary Force Command in Ottawa. After one year as Deputy J35, Major Errington was selected as the Ops O/COS of Dwyer Hill Training Centre where he would spend two very hectic, yet professionally rewarding years before being promoted to his current rank in 2009. LCol Errington was then appointed as the Special Operations Task Force Commander in Afghanistan in 2010. He then attended a French Course in Ottawa.
LCol Errington is supported by his extremely understanding, hardworking and beautiful wife, Kerri, along with their four wonderful children: Alanna, Chantel, Erica and Joshua.