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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.


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.