Lieutenant-Colonel Trevor Campbell
Lt. Campbell grew up in Brackley, PEI. He enrolled in 60 Confederation Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sqn in Charlottetown PEI in 1981 and made his way through the program to become the Sqn WO1, while attending leadership summer training, glider and power scholarship programs. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as ROTP in 1988 and obtained his BSc (Chemistry) in 1990 from the University of Prince Edward Island. Earning his military pilot wings in 1992, LCol Campbell joined HS 423 Squadron in Shearwater, NS, where he served for five years as a pilot and Crew Commander, flying the CH-124 “Sea King” Helicopter off numerous HMC Ships on NATO, European and Caribbean operations.
He was posted to HT 406 Squadron as a Maritime Helicopter Instructor and Standards Pilot in 1997 for 6 years and then to 1 Canadian Air Division – Maritime Helicopter Standards Evaluation Team. He was promoted to Major in 2004 and posted to NDHQ Ottawa as the Air Advisor in the Directorate of Maritime Strategy. In 2006 he was selected as a CAF exchange officer at the United States Navy Program Executive in Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. Assigned as a project manager in PMA-299, he was the team lead for US Navy Ship Integration of the MH-60 helicopter. During this time he completed the US Air Force Command and Staff College through Maxwell Air Force Base, Air University.
On return to Canada in 2009, Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell was assigned to 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in Victoria, British Columbia, where he served in a variety of flying supervisory appointments including Deputy Commanding Officer. In 2011, he was promoted to his current rank and transferred back to NDHQ Ottawa within the RCAF Staff as a Strategic Planner in charge of future force development in the RCAF. In February of 2013 Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell was fortunate enough to be selected as the Commanding Officer of 402 “City of Winnipeg” Squadron and once again got back in the cockpit, flying the CT-142 Dash-8.
Putting the flying aside after approximately 4000 flight hrs, he has come full circle in Aug 2015 being posted back to Ottawa into the National Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger Support Group as Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) responsible for Training, Operations, Plans and Doctrine and also as the National Cadet Air Operations Officer. He and his wife Carolyn are happy to be back in Ottawa, while their daughters Rachel and Erica are attending University back at their Dad’s Alumni school, UPEI.