Wing Commander Rob Dargan
Royal Air Force (RAF)
Wing Commander Rob Dargan joined the Royal Air Force in 1992 as an Air Traffic Controller and served as both a terminal and en-route controller and as an examination officer. He has also served as SATCO of the UK’s fast jet training base and as Officer Commanding of the Central Air Traffic Control School. Following an appointment as a career manager he became leader of the project team responsible for the MOD’s contract with NATS, providing technical solutions and infrastructure allowing military controllers to operate in a joint and integrated environment. After completion of the Advanced Staff Course, Dargan completed an operational tour as Chief of Operations at the NATO airfield in Kandahar, at the time, the busiest military airfield in the world. He is currently responsible for Strategy and Engagement within the MOD’s Defence Airspace and Air Traffic Management Organisation, liaising with other UK and EU bodies to ensure that the UK military continues to access appropriate airspace and are represented in emerging legislation.