Natalie Whyte
Olkolo Woman
Lance Corporal
Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Afghanistan War Veteran

Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp ICAT
Afghanistan Medal
Australian Defence Medal

“I was born in North Queensland 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 was 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 Air Force personnel. Since being in the service I have travelled to every state 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 Liaison for candidates at the Defence Force Recruiting Centre in Parramatta.”