Lieutenant Commander Roosevelt White Jr recently served as Deputy Executive Assistant, Director Navy Staff, in the Pentagon.  A native of San Antonio, Texas, he is a 2006 graduate from Prairie View A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received his commission the same year.

He completed his division officer tours as Repair Division Officer, Gunnery Officer, and Electronic Warfare Officer in USS LABOON (DDG 58) and as Training and Readiness Officer in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69).  During his division officer tours, he deployed to US Sixth Fleet to support Operations ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR and NOBLE MIDAS as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG-2) and participated in Exercise Neptune Warrior.  He also deployed to US Fifth Fleet, supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as the Air Defense Commander of the DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Carrier Strike Group.  

As a Department Head, he served as Weapons Officer in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) and deployed to US Fifth Fleet in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the Air Defense Commander for the GEORGE H.W. BUSH Carrier Strike Group. Selected for Early Command, he was most recently assigned as Commanding Officer of USS GLADIATOR (MCM 11), forward deployed in Manama, Bahrain.

He is a 2013 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, where he received a Master of Science in Systems Engineering Analysis and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I.


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