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Nathan White, President

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Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Category: Pilot
Location: Canberra, ACT

Squadron Leader Nathan White was appointed in the Royal Australian Air Force in January 2005. After completing his initial military and employment training at the Australian Defence Force Academy studying a Bachelor of Technology (Aviation) in Canberra, Nathan commenced his flying training at Basic Flying Training School and No. 2 Flying Training School. After graduating Pilots Course, Nathan was posted to No. 79 Squadron to fly the Hawk-127. Subsequent postings included Headquarters Air Mobility Group, No. 285 Squadron and the Air Mobility Control Centre at RAAF Base Richmond. In 2014, Nathan posted to RAAF Base Townsville to fly the Beechcraft Super King Air 350 at No. 38 Squadron. Whilst at 38 Squadron, Nathan was deployed on multiple operations including being Detachment Commander for Operation QLD ASSIST 17, Support to the 2016 Federal Election Campaign, and Operation HANNAH: Australian Government support to the Papua New Guinea General Election in 2017. In 2018, Nathan was selected to fly the CL604 Challenger as a VIP Captain, and was the CL604 Challenger Operations Flight Commander at No. 34 Squadron. Nathan is currently a career manager at the Directorate of Personnel - Air Force.

Nathan became open about his sexuality in 2007 whilst at Basic Flying Training School. He found that acceptance and inclusion among his peers became easier the more he was able to be himself.

Nathan has been an active member of DEFGLIS since 2010 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018. Nathan was elected as Vice-President in 2018 and became President in 2019.

About the Author
Author: Connor Haas
Connor is a Personnel Capability Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, and DEFGLIS Communications Director
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