Maj. Gen. Jerry E. White is mobilization assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
General White entered the Air Force in 1959 as a distinguished graduate of the University of Washington Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He served as a mission controller at the height of the space program. He taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy for six years, co-authoring a national textbook on astrodynamics.
In his civilian capacity, he is president and chief executive officer of an international Christian organization.
1959 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, University of Washington
1964 Master of Science degree in astronautics, Air Force Institute of Technology
1965 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1970 Doctor of Philosophy degree in astronautics, Purdue University
1982 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1984 Air War College, by correspondence
1. August 1959 - September 1959, student, officer preflight training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. October 1959 - July 1960, student, undergraduate pilot training, Spence AFB, Ga., and Webb AFB, Texas
3. July 1960 - June 1962, mission controller, Directorate of Range Operations, Air Force Missile Test Center, Patrick AFB, Fla.
4. June 1962 - August 1964, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
5. August 1964 - June 1966, instructor, Astronautics Department, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
6. June 1966 - June 1968, student, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
7. June 1968 - May 1972, associate professor of astronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
8. May 1972 - March 1973, scientific staff, 14th Aerospace Force, Aerospace Defense Command, Ent AFB, Colo.
9. March 1973 - separated from active duty and commissioned in the Air Force Reserve
10. October 1973 - March 1976, communications officer, Defense Preparedness Agency, Colorado Springs, Colo.
11. March 1976 - April 1980, astronautical engineer, 2nd Communications Squadron, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colo.
12. April 1980 - April 1987, electronic security command, included attached duty with the Air Force plant representative's office at Boeing Co., Seattle and Air Force Space Command, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colorado Springs, Colo.
13. April 1987 - June 1990, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Electronic Systems Division, Hanscom AFB, Miss.
14. July 1990 - July 1993, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. July 1993 - present, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 28, 1959
First Lieutenant Feb. 28, 1961
Captain Feb. 25, 1964
Major Sept. 12, 1969
Lieutenant Colonel March 2, 1980
Colonel May 1, 1984
Brigadier General June 2, 1988
Major General Aug. 12, 1992
(Current as of February 1996)