The grandson of a sailor and son of a
soldier, Vice Adm. T.J. White hails from Spring, Texas. He is a 1987 graduate
of the United States Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Systems Technology
(Command, Control and Communications) from the Naval Postgraduate School and a
Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense
University–Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. He is a Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Seminar XXI fellow.
Originally a surface warfare officer,
White served on USS Missouri (BB 63) as electronic warfare officer, combat
information center officer, and assistant operations officer. He was selected
for re-designation as a cryptologist, now cryptologic warfare officer, in 1992
and was assigned to the Operations Directorate at the National Security Agency,
Fort Meade, Maryland.
His operational fleet tours include assignments
as assistant cryptologist, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S.
5th Fleet in Manama, Bahrain, and assistant chief of staff for Information
Operations, N39, Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet embarked on USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19),
home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan.
White has served on the staff of the
Chief of Naval Operations as the Joint Military Intelligence Program and
Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities (now Military Intelligence
Program) program resources director, as the deputy director of intelligence and
chief of staff, Joint Functional Component Command–Network Warfare, U.S.
Strategic Command, and as the director, Commander’s Action Group at U.S. Cyber
command tours include Naval Security Group Activity Bahrain and Navy
Information Operations Command Maryland. As a flag officer, he has served as
deputy director, Tailored Access Operations, NSA and as director for intelligence,
J2, U.S. Pacific Command. White’s last tour was as Commander, Cyber National
Mission Force, USCYBERCOM. He assumed command of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th
Fleet in June 2018.
His decorations include several personal awards and
various campaign, unit and service awards.
Updated: 18 June 2018