John E. White, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Engineering and Technical Management/Services Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He provides overall technical management for the development and support of major weapons systems across the AFLCMC enterprise. He is responsible for the proper allocation and expenditure of fiscal ($20 billion) and personnel resources (3,750 personnel) and for the management of the Engineering and Technical workforce (over 8,000 personnel). He also provides engineering and technical management tools to programs charged with developing, fielding and supporting technologically advanced weapon systems. In addition, he serves as the Air Force Technical Airworthiness Authority.
Mr. White served almost 13 years on active duty with Army intelligence and the National Security Agency as a field operative in foreign weapons systems. He also worked in commercial industry as an engineering foreman and plant manager. In 1983, he joined SYSCON Corporation at Sacramento, Calif., where he was responsible for engineering and project management for the U.S. Navy's Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System program and F-111 Avionics Dynamic Test Station programs. Mr. White entered Air Force civil service in 1988 with the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program at the Sacramento Air Logistics Center, Calif. He later served at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, in the F-22 Program Office and as senior systems engineer for Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. Mr. White has also been Chief Engineer for the Aging Aircraft Program Office and Director of Engineering for the KC-767A Program Office.
In July 2003, Mr. White moved to Eglin AFB, Fla., where he served as Deputy Director for Science and Engineering at the Air Armament Center, followed by Deputy Director for the Weapons Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Director of Engineering, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Arlington, Va. This office is the Department of Defense's agency responsible for developing and acquiring the F-35A/B/C, the next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and many allied nations.
1977 Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, University of Maryland
1987 Master of Science degree in computer and software engineering, National University, San Diego, Calif.
1995 Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2002 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2006 Defense Leadership and Management Program
1. December 1988 - June 1990, Computer Resources Lead, Advanced Tactical Fighter Program, Aircraft Directorate, Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, Calif.
2. June 1990 - June 1997, F-22 Integrated Product Team Lead, F-22 Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. June 1997 - July 1999, F-22 Systems Engineering Lead, F-22 Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. July 1999 - September 2000, Senior Systems Engineer, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. September 2000 - October 2002, Deputy Director, Chief Engineer and Enterprise Planner, Aging Aircraft Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. October 2002 - July 2003, Deputy Director and Director of Engineering, KC-767A Program Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. July 2003 - June 2006, Deputy Director for Science and Engineering, Engineering and Acquisition Excellence Directorate, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
8. June 2006 - June 2007, Deputy Director, Weapons Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
9. June 2007 - June 2010, Director of Engineering, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Arlington, Va.
10. June 2010 - July 2012, Director, Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. July 2012 - present, Director, Engineering and Technical Management/Services, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1992 - 1997 Dean of Computer Sciences and Systems Engineering, National University, San Diego, Calif.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Chapter Chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(Current as of August 2012)