Alec G. Herdy graduated from high school in Scarborough, Ontario in 1976. He served as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3PPCLI) at Wainwright, Alberta and Esquimalt, BC in 1980-1983. He studied at the University of Victoria, 1997-2003, completing a B.A. in History and Geography and secondary education studies. He coordinated an educational program on landmine awareness for the Canadian Red Cross in Victoria, ca. 2001-ca. 2002. He was involved with the education program of The Military Museums in Calgary in 2007, and was a volunteer writer and editor for the PPCLI Association Calgary Branch Newsletter and the PPCLI annual The Patrician, 2008-2013. He volunteered with the PPCLI Regimental Archives, 2009-2013, managing a program that provided compilations on past regimental members for family historians.