Captain C.D. Peterson
2IC Headquarters Squadron
Captain Colin Peterson was born in Cold Lake, Alberta. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 2012, under the Direct Entry Officer program, after receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010. Before enrolling in the CAF, Captain Peterson worked in the financial sector, for almost twelve years. After completion of both the Armoured Reconnaissance, and Tank Troop Leader Courses at the Royal Canadian Armour Corps School, he was posted to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 2014.
Upon arrival at the Regiment, Captain Peterson was employed for his first two years as a Troop Leader in, B Squadron. After his time in B Squadron was complete, he was employed for a year as the Administration Officer for Headquarters Squadron starting in the summer of 2016. In the spring of 2017, Captain Peterson took over as the Regimental Accounts Officer and Family Support Troop (FST) Leader. He was employed in that position until January 2019. From January to August 2019, he deployed as the Projects Officer for the Canadian Training Assistance Team – Jordan (CTAT-J), as a part of Joint Task Force – IMPACT. While deployed with CTAT-J, he worked on equipment and infrastructure project delivery for the Jordanian Armed Forces. In the spring of 2020, Captain Peterson assumed the role of Battle Captain, A Squadron. He assumed his role as 2IC Headquarters Squadron in June of 2021.
Captain Peterson and his wife Kerry live in Morinville, Alberta. They have two children, Wyatt and Makenna. He enjoys hunting and fishing, and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.