Financial members of the Williams Foundation are invited to attend a special luncheon with guest speaker AIRCDRE Steve "Zed" Roberton AM. AIRCDRE Roberton will provide an overview of the first four months of RAAF Air Power in Operation Okra.
The luncheon is free. Strictly limited spots are available and will be offered on a first-in first-served basis.
Air Commodore Steven P. Roberton
Commander of Air Combat Group (ACG)
Air Commodore Steven P. Roberton is Commander of Air Combat Group (ACG), responsible for force generation and command of Australia's air combat operations.
ACG comprises the three wings encompassing Hawk Lead-In Fighter training and maintenance training; F/A-18A/B 'Classic Hornet' training and operations; and F/A-18F 'Super Hornet' operations; and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Combat Controllers.
Air Commodore Roberton is a Category A Fighter Pilot with over 3000 total hours, mostly in F/A-18A, B, C, D, E and F fighters. He entered the Royal Australian Air Force in 1989 as a direct entry pilot trainee having completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics at the University of Queensland. He graduated from Number 153 Pilots Course in 1990 and F/A-18 conversion in 1993 He flew fighter tours at Number 3 Squadron RAAF Williamtown; an exchange flying F/A-18s with the United States Marine Corps at Beaufort, South Carolina; and at Number 3 Squadron as the A Flight Commander until 2000.
Roberton completed a joint staff tour in Capability Development Group in Canberra and Australian Command and Staff College. He commanded Number 75 Squadron at RAAF Tindal from November 2003 before returning to Canberra to stand up the Air Combat Transition Office and lead the transition to F/A-18F Super Hornet. He commanded Number 82 Wing at RAAF Amberley and then completed the UK's Higher Command and Staff College in 2012 before returning on promotion as Director General Aerospace Development. He was the initial Commander of the Australian Air Task Group 630 in the Middle East in September 2014 prior to returning to RAAF Williamtown to command Air Combat Group from January 2015.
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