SQUADRON LEADER LOUISE BURR
Squadron Leader Louise Burr joined the Royal Australian Army in 1998 as an Australian Defence Force Academy cadet. After two years, she transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineer (Honours) in 2001.
Louise has served in a range of Combat Support Airfield Engineering (AFENG) roles, Her other AFENG postings have included roles within Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems Project Office (CASG) and Airworthiness Coordination and Policy Agency.
Louise enjoyed a sabbatical in 2007-08 with the Canadian Armed Forces at Cold Lake Air Force Base in Northern Alberta.
During August – November 2018, SQNLDR Burr took Acting Wing Commander rank and commenced a Middle East deployment as Chief Engineer, Headquarters Joint Task Force on Operation ACCORDION.
SQNLDR Burr is now posted to Joint Strike Fighter Branch as the Facilities Project Manager, responsible for a $1.5 billion acquisition budget The project includes new facilities for Numbers 3, 75 and 77 Squadron, 2 Operational Conversion Unit, and runway extensions and Aircraft Arrestor Systems.
Louise is married to Grant Burr, a fellow RAAF officer, and they have three school-aged children. She has many interests such as travelling, baking, yoga, teaching the children to be good humans and managing renovations on their heritage home.