Michael Stephen White

Dean College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Rear Adm., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Rear Admiral Michael White (ret) joined the U.S. Naval War College as the Dean of Maritime Operational Warfare in September 2017. His active duty Flag assignments included Commander, Naval Education and Training Command; Commander, Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN; Assistant Commander for Distribution and Career Management (PERS-4) at Naval Personnel Command; and Chief Operation Officer for Naval Education and Training Command. Operational assignments included Command of Carrier Air Wing FIVE in Atsugi, Japan; Commanders' Action Group at USNORTHCOM, Command of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE THREE SEVEN as well as other staff and operational tours.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights


Dean, College of Maritime Operational Warfare


M.A., Webster University, Leadership and Management

B.S., University of Colorado, Aerospace Engineering

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