A Royal Air Force Airman from RAF Henlow will be the organisations representative at the Olympic closing ceremony.
Max Tate, 42, who lives in Bedford with his wife Sharon and two daughters, said: "The Olympics are the pinnacle of sporting achievement, the culmination of a lifetime of dedication and commitment, concentrated into a single moment.
"As a nation we share that moment, we hold our breath, we drive for the line, and we are engulfed in the elation of victory.
"I consider myself honoured on a daily basis to wear a uniform that embodies the strength and integrity of this nation.
"My family and I are therefore immensely proud that I am to represent the Royal Air Force at the Olympic closure ceremony, it will be the crowning achievement of my service career to witness the majesty of the event in company with representatives from the other Armed Forces."
He has served across the world since joining the RAF, most recently in Afghanistan, mentoring the Afghan Police Force.