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Roderick E. White

Roderick E. White, American military officer, communications executive.


  • White, Roderick E. was born on January 15, 1951 in Emporia, Virginia, United States. Son of Walter Elmer and Frances Allen (Tilley) White.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1972. Master of Science in Electronics Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 1981.


    • Commnd. Second lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1972, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1989. Watch officer Communications Company Headquarters Batallion, 1973-1974. Battalion communications officer 3d Battalion 8th Marines, 1974-1975.

      Head readiness inspector team Division Communications Company, 1978-1976. Base billeting officer, communications officer 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Iwakuni, Japan, 1976-1977. Assistant inspector instructor Headquarters Company 25th Marines, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1977-1979.

      Instructor Electronics Engineering Department United States Naval Academy, 1981-1985. With 7th Communications Battalion, Okinawa, Japan, 1985-1987. Commanding officer communications company Headquarters Battalion 3d Marine Division, 1987.

      Assistant programmer Single Channel Radio Section Marine Corps Research, Development, Acquisition Command, Quantico, Virginia, 1987-1991. Operations officer Comm./Nav Program Office, 1991. Commanding officer 7th Communications Battalion, Okinawa, 1992-1993.

      Director requirements division Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, since 1995.


    • Married Robin Autry, September 1972 (divorced November 1987). Children: Michael Stephen, Heather Janelle. Married Maura Sterling, May 19, 1990.

      Children: Gavin Michael, Siobhan Theresa.
    • father: Walter Elmer White
    • mother: Frances Allen (Tilley) White
    • spouses: Robin Autry
    • Maura Sterling
    • children: Michael Stephen White
    • Heather Janelle White
    • Gavin Michael White
    • Siobhan Theresa White
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    Born January 15, 1951
    (age 66)