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Megan White - Kilsyth

Army Warrant Officer Class Two Megan White is usually based at Army Personnel Administration Centre for the Northern Territory and Katherine in Darwin.

While deployment, WO2 White is part of Australia's Task Group Afghanistan at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, working in a tri-service administration team.

"I look after the day-to-day administration of all ADF personnel in Afghanistan, managing two clerks here in Kabul and one at Qargha," WO2 White said.

"I compile daily statistics of all ADF personnel whereabouts in Afghanistan, organise NATO Base passes for ADF arriving into Kabul and ensure entitled personnel are awarded the NATO medal for their operational service."

Growing up in Kilsyth in Melbourne, WO2 White went to Ringwood Technical School.

"I finished year 10 and then went to Boxhill TAFE to complete year 11," she said.

"I then commenced my electrician apprenticeship at large factory in Bayswater Victoria."

WO2 White's connection with the Army began in 1987, when she joined as a pay clerk in the Army reserve, having grown up with stories from her father, who was an Army "Nasho".

"Hearing about my Dad's time as a soldier appealed to me," she said.

"After my time in the Army reserve I joined the regular Army in 1992 as an electrician in Armys' engineer corps.

"Eight years later I became an administration clerk and deployed on operations for the first time to Dili in Timor Leste."

WO2 White has found the adjustment to her current deployed role more challenging than her previous deployment as a Private administration clerk.

"I found it a little difficult when I first got here as my last deployment in 2000 was working with Army units," she said.

"Working in a multi-national environment has its challenges; however it is a very enriching experience to work with people from different service backgrounds and cultures."

For WO2 White, the best part of working in Afghanistan is enabling other ADF personnel to perform their roles.

"By doing my job I'm ensuring everyone else here can do their job well, so they don't have to worry about looking after their own administration," she said.