Brigadier General DALE R. WHITE

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 $42B FYDP for 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. In addition, he is responsible for the management and execution of $90.5 billion in active FMS case funding to provide TACAIR capability to our international partners.

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 Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Research Laboratory; Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency, BIG SAFARI Systems Group, and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. He has also served in key staff assignments at Headquarters 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 in AFMC and as the Executive Officer to the Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

Prior to assuming his current position, Brig. Gen. White served as the PEO for Advanced Aircraft, AFLCMC, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In this capacity, he led the highly classified multi-billion dollar Advanced Aircraft portfolio prior to it being combined with the Air Force’s TACAIR portfolio to form what is currently the Fighter and Advanced Aircraft Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

EDUCATION
1997 Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
1997 Distinguished Graduate, ROTC Detachment 845, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
2000 Master of Business Administration degree in 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 degree in 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, the Pentagon, 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, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. August 2010–July 2011, Student, United States 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, ISR/SOF 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, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. June 2013–July 2014, Executive Officer to the AFMC 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, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. June 2018–October 2019, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. October 2019 –June 2020, Program Executive Officer for Advanced Aircraft, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
18. June 2020–present, Program Executive Officer for Fighters and Advanced Aircraft, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

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

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2008 US 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)

(Current as of November 2021)