12 Wing Commander

Colonel S.A. Connor, CD

Colonel S.A. Connor, CD

Colonel (Col) Sid Connor joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1991 and earned his wings as an Air Combat Systems Officer (ACSO) in 1993.

His operational flying was with 423 Maritime Helicopter (MH) Squadron, flying on the Sea King (CH-124). He deployed several times in HMCS’s Fraser, Preserver, Iroquois and Ville de Quebec. Col Connor has named operation experience as a CH-124 Air Combat Systems Officer (ACSO) during Operation (Op) SHARP GUARD (Former Republic of Yugoslavia) and Op FORWARD ACTION (Haiti). At 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron (MOTS) his duties included Maritime Helicopter (MH) Crew Commander, MH Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Helicopter Towed Array Support (HELTAS) TACCO and Sensor Operator (SENSO) instructor as well as ACSO Standards Officer.

Col Connor’s staff appointments include 12 Wing Staff Officer for the MH Program, Executive Assistant to the 1 Canadian Air Division A3, Operational Requirements and Training Manager for the Maritime Helicopter Project, Chief of Staff (COS) Coordinator at Canadian Joint Operations Command, Coordinator for the Director of Structure Integration and as staff in the Directorate of Strategic Coordination within the Chief of Force Development team.

Col Connor has command experience as Commanding Officer of the Helicopter Operational Test and Evaluation Facility (HOTEF), Commanding Officer of 12 Wing Operations, and as the Air Component Commander for Op NANOOK 2011 (Arctic). He was recently the Deputy Director Combat Operations Division as an embedded officer within the 609th Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC), AFCENT during Op INHERENT RESOLVE (Iraq / Syria).

Col Connor completed Joint Command Staff Programme (JCSP) at the Canadian Forces College and holds a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science and Master in Defence Studies both from Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC).