WEST MANCHESTER — Colonel Jonathan P. White, formerly of West Manchester, is retiring as a full Colonel, having served 26 years of active duty in the U.S. Army.
White graduated from National Trail High School in 1989. He began his studies at Wright State University in the fall of 1989 and graduated with honors on June 12, 1993.
He was awarded a three year ROTC scholarship in 1990 and commissioned into the U.S. Army on June 21, 1993.
He has gone on to pursue an outstanding and rewarding military career in the U.S. Army. In 2004, White earned his Master Degree from the U.S. Navel War College Command and Staff Course in Newport, RI. He is a graduate of Ranger School, Special Forces Qualification Course, Special Forces Advance Reconnaissance and multiple other courses.
He has been deployed multiple times including four tours to Afghanistan. He also served as a Battalion Commander with the 25th Infantry Division stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Under LTC White’s leadership the Battalion earned several awards.
Col. White has most recently had the honor and privilege of working at the White House. In May of 2017, Col. White was assigned to the National Security Council. He served as director for Afghanistan for one year and then as Director for Counter terrorism for one year. He is now retiring at 26 years of service to our country.
White is the son of Harry and Mary White of West Manchester. Cards and letters of appreciation and congratulations may be sent to: Colonel Jonathan White, 4539 N. Henderson Rd. Arlington, VA 22203.