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BRIGADIER GENERAL DALE R. WHITE

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Brig. Gen. Dale R. White is the Program Executive Officer for fighters and advanced aircraft, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for the development, production, fielding, sustainment, and modernization of the Air Force fighter portfolio, which includes the A-10, A-29, F-15, F-16, F-22, and special programs; as well as the development of the Next Generation Air Dominance program and other advanced aircraft capability development activities, to include the Skyborg Vanguard program. Brig. Gen. White is also responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the F-35 Joint Program Office.

Brig. Gen. White is a 1997 distinguished graduate of ROTC Detachment 845 at Texas Christian University. His career has included a wide variety of scientific, acquisition, and operational planning assignments involving space, cyber, and aircraft systems; including assignments at the Space and Missile Systems Center; Air Force Research Laboratory; Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency, AFLCMC, Big Safari Systems Group, and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. He has also served in staff assignments at AFMC and in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, where he served as the Executive Officer to the Commander, AFMC and as the Executive Officer to the Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

Prior to assuming his position, Brig. Gen. White served as the PEO for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces, AFLCMC, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In this capacity, he was responsible for the acquisition execution of a $22 billion execution year portfolio developing, producing, testing, modifying, fielding, and supporting Air Force ISR and SOF platforms and related subsystems.

EDUCATION
1997 Bachelor of Business Administration, Management, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
1997 Distinguished Graduate, ROTC Detachment 845, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
2000 Master of Business Administration, Management, The Robert O. Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2002 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 Advanced Program Managers Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2011 Distinguished Graduate, United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
2013 Executive Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2015 Distinguished Graduate, Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces/ICAF), National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Senior Acquisition Course, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar, The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1997–October 1999, Space Flight Mission Designer, Space Test Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Test & Evaluation Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
2. October 1999–July 2000, Space Flight Mission Manager, Space Test Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Test & Evaluation Directorate, Kirtland AFB, N.M
3. July 2000–July 2001, Deputy Program Manager, Maui High Performance Computing Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, Maui, Hawaii
4. August 2001–June 2003, Program Manager, Maui High Performance Computing Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, Maui, Hawaii
5. June 2003–June 2005, Chief, Advanced Programs Strategy and Development, Air Intelligence Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
6. July 2005–April 2006, Deputy Chief, Advanced Programs Branch, Air Intelligence Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas 7. April 2006–May 2007, Acquisition Assignments Officer, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
8. May 2007–May 2009, Deputy Acquisition Career Field Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
9. May 2009–August 2010, Executive Officer to the Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
10. August 2010–July 2011, Student, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
11. July 2011–June 2012, Blue Devil Lead Program Manager, Big Safari Systems Group, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance/Special Operations Forces Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. June 2012–June 2013, Materiel Leader, F-16 United States Air Force/European Partner Air Force Capabilities Branch, F-16 Division, Fighter/Bomber Directorate, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. June 2013–July 2014, Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. August 2014–June 2015, Student, National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly ICAF), Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2015–June 2018, Senior Materiel Leader/System Program Director, B-21 Raider Program, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
16. June 2018–October 2019, Program Executive Officer for ISR/SOF, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. October 2019–June 2020, Program Executive Officer for Advanced Aircraft, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
18. June 2020–present, Program Executive Officer for Fighters and Advanced Aircraft, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2008 U.S. Air Force Acquisition Staff Officer of the Year
2012 AFLCMC Senior Acquisition Warfighter of the Year
2015 The Major General Harold Mashburn, Jr. Award for Excellence in Leadership, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly ICAF)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 19, 1997
First Lieutenant May 19, 1999
Captain May 19, 2001
Major Oct. 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2010
Colonel Aug. 1, 2015
Brigadier General Frocked June 29, 2020

(Current as of April 2021)

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