Natalie Whyte
Olkolo Woman
Lance Corporal, Royal Australian Army Ordinance Corp
Afghanistan War Veteran

Medals and Awards
Afghanistan Medal
Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp ICAT Australian
Defence Medal

“I was born in North QLD in Townsville in 1988 on a small town outside of Charters Towers. I am from the Olkolo people from the Cape York Region. I joined the Army when I was twenty years old in 2009. I have been posted to 10 Force Support Battalion for three years and then 1 Combat Service Support Battalion for two years in 2013. I spent 8 month overseas at Al Minhad Airbase in Dubai working with Navy and Airforce personnel. Since being in the service I have travelled to every sate in Australia except Tasmania. Best thing about being in the Army is meeting people from all walks of life and especially being able to interact with other soldiers from different nations. This is my seventh year in the Armed Forces and I am now currently working as an Aboriginal Liaisons for candidates at the Defence Force Recruiting Centre in Parramatta.”