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CAPT Douglas White

A native of Edina, Missouri, Capt. Douglas White graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in marine engineering. Additionally, he holds a Masters of Military Art and Science degree in modern military history from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, where he was selected as an Art of War Scholar.

White earned his wings of gold as a Naval Flight Officer in January of 2002 and after completing fleet replacement training for the EA-6B Prowler, completed his first sea tour with the "Black Ravens" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 onboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). He completed two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2006. He then returned to the fleet in 2009 with the "Scorpions" of VAQ-132 as the training officer. He deployed in 2010 to Al Asad, Iraq, in support of Operation New Dawn and then to Aviano, Italy, flying combat missions in support of Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector in Libya. Upon his return from Italy, he transferred once again to the "Black Ravens" in 2011 as a department head, serving as logistics officer and maintenance officer. He completed a deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan, in 2012 flying the EA-18G Growler in combat operations as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2017, White reported again to the "Scorpions" of VAQ-132 as their executive officer deploying to Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In 2018, he assumed command of the Scorpions and in led them on a Western Pacific deployment in multiple expeditionary locations.

Ashore, White graduated from the EA-6B Prowler Weapons School en route to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) Nine. At VX-9 he served as the operational test director of the EA-18G Growler aircraft, directing all aspects of its operational evaluation from 2006-2009.

In 2014, White was assigned to U.S. Strategic Command, first to the Nuclear Operations Watch (J3-NW) as a nuclear strike advisor and then to the J-8 advanced programs office. In the J-8, White directed the development of Third Offset strategies, specifically the Global Operations Innovations Initiative. In July 2020, he again reported to U.S. Strategic Command where he served as Chief of the Secretariat of the Joint Staff (J-0) and then Director of the Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Cell (J-3).

White is a Joint Qualified Officer. He has accumulated has over 2,500 flight hours in the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler aircraft as well as nearly 200 arrested landings. He has flown more than 130 combat missions in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Odyssey Dawn, Unified Protector, Inherent Resolve and Enduring Freedom. He earned the Louis "Seadog" Fodor Junior Officer Leadership Award for his leadership within the Electronic Attack Wing in 2006. He was named Electronic Attack Wing Pacific EA-18G Training Officer of the Year for 2010 and was awarded the Airborne Electronic Attack Excellence Award in 2011 for his tactical use of the EA-18G over Libya.

White currently serves as commodore of Training Wing Six in Pensacola, Florida.

His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and multiple unit, service, and campaign awards.

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