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Gregg M. White

GySgt, USMC (Ret.)

Gregg White enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported for training on 10 Oct 1983 to “F” Co. 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego, CA and was meritoriously promoted upon graduation.

PFC White reported to Camp Delmar, CA to complete motor vehicle operator school and reported to 2nd Mar Div.  PFC White served as a motor vehicle operator and cross-training in the communications field (2531) until August 1986.  While serving with the 2nd Marines, he participated in multiple cold weather operations in Norway, New York, Wisconsin, several summer and winter mountain warfare operations in California, as well as several combined arms desert operations in 29 Palms, CA.  During this tour he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal.

 His next assignment was with 9th Motor Transport Battalion, Okinawa, Japan.  His served as section leader, quality control NCO, and platoon sergeant.  During this tour, Cpl White was selected numerous times as the NCO of the Month, NCO of the Quarter, and as Bn Marine of the Year for 1986.  He attended the NCO Leadership School where he graduated with Distinguished Graduate honors and continued to participate in operations throughout Okinawa and throughout Korea.

Cpl White was then assigned to Base Motor Transport at Quantico, VA where he served as the platoon sergeant.  During this tour he finished in the top ten shooters during the regional shooting competition and earned a position with the Quantico Base Rifle/Pistol shooting team.  Cpl White earned multiple selection as NCO of the month and quarter and was promoted to Sergeant.

From August 1991-November 1992, Sgt White serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Security detail.  He provided physical security for the Chairman of the JCS, General Colin Powell, and the members of the National Military Command Center within the Pentagon.

From 1993 to 1995, Sgt White was assigned to MCRD, San Diego, CA for Drill Instructor duty.  He served with 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, where he had been a recruit 10 years earlier.  He served as a drill instructor with Echo, Golf and Hotel companies.  On 1 March 1995, Sgt White was promoted to the rank of SSgt.  After graduating multiple platoons, he extended and served as an Instructor with the Academics and Physical Training units where he taught multiple subjects, worked as the curriculum developer to revise the program of instruction, work as a Fitness and Close Combat Instructor and served as the OIC of Testing. 

In 1995, he returned to Okinawa, Japan, 3rd Support Bn to serve as Platoon Sergeant,  Battalion Total Quality Leadership coordinator/instructor trainer and coordinated the development of the Battalion’s Corporal Course. He subsequently worked as the Roadmaster for Operation Cobra Gold in Thailand.

SSgt White's next assignment was in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to serve with the Marine Corps Detachment as the Motor Transport Course/Curriculum Developer.  He developed instruction and evaluation materials for the new Inter-Service Motor Transport organization combining the Army and Marine Corps Motor Vehicle Operator schools.  During this tour SSgt White attended the SNCO Career Course, graduating as the Honor Graduate.

SSgt White was then assigned as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor, Tulane University NROTC where he prepared Marine option midshipmen to attend Officer Candidates School.  During his tour, SSgt White designed and developed the "OCS Prep" web based program.  SSgt White was promoted to GySgt.

GySgt White’s next assignment was with 1st Bn 12th Marines, Kaneohe, Hawaii serving as Motor Transport Chief, Platoon Sergeant and frequently as the 1stSgt.  GySgt White’s deployments took him to mainland Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, and throughout the islands of Hawaii.  He was recertified in the new MCMAP program as a Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor.

GySgt White was assigned to Marine Corps Institute, Marine Barracks 8th&I, developing distance learning programs for the five motor transport operator fields of 353x. GySgt White attended the SNCO Advance Course, graduating with Distinguished Graduate honors.  GySgt White completed the Marine Corps Black Belt Instructor Trainer Course at Quantico, Va. and served as the Barracks Black Belt Instructor Trainer.  GySgt White created the Barrack’s Corporal Leadership Course and served as the Chief Instructor.

GySgt White was sent to Operation Iraqi Freedom to serve on the first advisor team to the 1st Iraqi Army Division known as the Iraqi Intervention Force (IIF).  GySgt White served as a team member to advise and guide the development of IIF Division Staff and Iraqi Army soldiers.  He worked in the areas of Intelligence, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Close Combat, Marksmanship and Motor Transport Instructor Training.

Since retiring from the Marine Corps in 2005, he has served as the Academics Director for Marine Corps School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, NC, Course Manager for the Marine Corps Advisor Program for Security Cooperation Education and Training Command, VA,  Project Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration in the Aviation Safety Training Division. He currently works as the Curriculum and Instructional Systems Specialist for Officers Candidate School, Quantico, Va.

GySgt White’s personal awards include the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal, and Joint Achievement Medal.  His service and unit awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (2nd award), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (2nd award), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Medal (2nd award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd award), Navy Arctic Service Ribbon, and Drill Instructor ribbon. GySgt White is also authorized to wear the Joint Chief of Staff Identification Badge.

GySgt White was married to his best friend Brigid, on 20 July 1996, and they have two sons, David and Jonathan.

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