|LCDR Roosevelt White Jr.
Lieutenant Commander White is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and a 2006 graduate of Prairie View A&M University. He received his commission the same year through Prairie View's NROTC program.
He completed his division officer tours as Repair Division Officer and Gunnery Officer in USS LABOON (DDG 58), and as Training and Readiness Officer in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69). As a Department Head, he served as Weapons Officer in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58). Selected for Early Command, he was most recently assigned as Executive Officer of USS GLADIATOR (MCM 11), homeported 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.
Personal awards include the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and multiple unit and campaign awards.