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Errol McCormack

Allegiance  Australia
Awards  Order of Australia
Name  Errol McCormack
Rank  Air Marshal
Years of service  1962–2001

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Born  30 August 1941 (age 74) Bundaberg, Queensland (1941-08-30)
Commands held  Chief of Air Force (1998–01) Deputy Chief of Air Force (1997–98) Integrated Air Defence System (1995–97) No. 82 Wing (1986–88) No. 1 Squadron (1977–79)
Battles/wars  Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation Vietnam War
Service/branch  Royal Australian Air Force
Battles and wars  Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation, Vietnam War

Air Marshal Errol John McCormack AO (born 30 August 1941) is a retired senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), who served as Chief of Air Force from May 1998 to June 2001.


Early life

McCormack was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, on 30 August 1941 to Horace McCormack and his wife Ida (née Wooldridge). He was educated at Bundaberg State High School.

Service career

McCormack was commissioned in 1963 and served in Malaysia and Singapore during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation, and subsequently took part in the Vietnam War. He served as commanding officer of No. 1 Squadron RAAF in the 1980s. He was made commanding officer of No. 82 Wing RAAF in 1987, Director General Force Development Air at Headquarters, Australian Defence Force in Canberra in 1989 and Air Attaché in Washington D. C. in 1993. In 1995 he became Commander for the Integrated Air Defence System at Butterworth in Malaysia.

He was appointed Deputy Chief of Air Force in 1997 and Chief of Air Force in May 1998 before he retired in 2001. In retirement he became Chairman of Chemring Australia Pty Ltd.

He became an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998.


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