Major General (Ret.) Jerry A. White
U.S. Army Infantry.
Major General Jerry A. White (US Army Retired) is a former Commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served as the Chairman and President of the National Infantry Foundation, Chairman of the National Infantry Association and spear headed the effort to successfully build and complete the 110 million dollar world class National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
MG White serves as the President of White Consulting, Chairman of the Warriors First Soldier support organization and Chairman of the Military Academies Selection Committee for Congressman Sanford Bishop. His experience includes over 34 years in the U.S. Army and nearly 20 years as a leader in the local community.
General White held a wide variety of key command and staff positions in the U.S. Army to include Commander of the United States Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander of the 7th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Ord, California; Director of Operations, J-3, Forces Command, Atlanta, Georgia; Commander of the 2nd ROTC Region at Ft Knox, Kentucky; Chief of Staff of the 25th Infantry Division and Commander, 1st Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
General White also commanded the 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry at Fort Richardson Alaska and is a graduate of the Army War College. He later served as a Regimental Tactical Officer at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York where he was the first to ever hold this position as a non-graduate of the Academy. General White served two combat tours in Vietnam.
Awards and decorations, which General White has received, include the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Clusters), the Soldiers Medal and the Bronze Star for valor. He has been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge. He was awarded the coveted Doughboy award for his exemplary service to the US Army Infantry both in and out of uniform. While serving as Commanding General at Ft. Benning the post was awarded the best military installation in the world for three years. General White also holds several other high level military and civilian awards.
Following his retirement in 1994, he served as the President of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley for seven years. Until December of 2010 General White served as the Chairman and President of the National Infantry Foundation where he spear headed the effort to build the 110 million dollar National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, GA. This world class facility was a direct result of General White’s vision and passion to honor our great Soldiers for their 240 years of service and sacrifice to America. The museum has been cited by the Smithsonian Institute as the finest military museum in the Nation. General White also founded and served as the Chairman of the National Infantry Association until his retirement in 2010. During his tenure with the association General White authored a book on the history of the United States Army Infantry. In his civilian leadership role, General White served for 7 years as the Chairman of the Board for Vectronix, Inc. in Fairfax Virginia. and for 6 years as Chairman of the Board for the National Security Associates in Columbus, Georgia.