Major General Frank White

MG Frank White

Frank G. White was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on January 18, 1910. He graduated from Oklahoma University in 1937 and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Field. Artillery Reserve on May 31, 1937. Ordered to active duty July 5, 1937, at Fort Sill, OK. On July 1, 1938, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army and the following October was transferred to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, for duty with the 8th Fld Artillery. Following the outbreak of World War II General White was assigned to the U.S. Army Mission in the Middle East where he served as Chief of the Tank Advisory Team. When the U.S. Middle East Theater was established in July 1942, he joined that headquarters as a member of the Ordnance Section, and later as Assistant Chief. of Staff, G-4. Returned to the United States Aug. 15, 1945, and assigned to the Army Service Forces for duty with the Control Division.

In September 1948 entered the Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University. After graduation from the University in June 1950, General White was assigned to the Office, Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D.C. for duty in the office of the Ordnance Comptroller. Other duties were: Chief of the Ordnance Management Office; and from October 1952 to August 1956 as Chief of the General Supply Branch; Field Service Division; Office of the Chief of Ordnance; Deputy Ordnance Officer, Eighth U.S. Army Korea (July 1957); President, Army Maintenance Board, Fort Knox, Kentucky (August 1959); Commandant of the Army Logistics Management Center, Fort Lee, Va. (July 1960); Deputy Executive Director of Procurement and Production, Defense Supply Agency (January 1962); Commander in Chief Pacific as Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics (July 31, 1964).

General White’s decorations and medals include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the European-Middle East Campaign Medal.

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