Colonel Theodore O. White, a native of Cleveland, Ohio was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps through the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Army ROTC program. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. He is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Quartermaster Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
His service includes assignments as Platoon Leader, 157th Field Service Company, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer, 64th Field Services Company (P), Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Support Operations Supply and Services Officer and Transportation Officer, 553rd Corps Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion S3 and S4, 329th Supply and Services Battalion, St. Louis, Missouri; Transportation Officer, Operations Officer and Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, 2125th Garrison Support Unit, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, 587th Service Company, Fort Gillem, Georgia; and Support Operations Officer, 357th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as S4, 2125th Garrison Support Unit, and then Chief of Executive Services and Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Executive Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps, before deploying as Deputy Secretary of the Joint Staff, U.S. Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. The colonel returned to Fort Bragg where he served as Executive Officer, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, and Commander, 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, before becoming G4, United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command. He next served as Deputy Inspector General of The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with one silver star device, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, and Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 3. He also holds the Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.