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CDR White Retiring from Navy

March 22, 2021

CDR White Retiring from Navy

CDR Deborah J. White, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A., CAsP, Fellow of AsMA, is retiring from the U.S. Navy in April.

She has served for 24 years and is currently an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist on special assignment to Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport. She is a Human Systems Integration (HSI) Project Lead, responsible for providing HSI technical leadership, management oversight, policy guidance, and coordination to the Submarine Force’s Virtual Reality Submarine Training Program as well.
   CDR White received her undergraduate degree in Biology from California Polytechnic State University, then attended Wright State University for the initial start of her doctorate degree and completed her Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.  During her summer months she conducted research studies at USAF Armstrong Laboratory, both at Brooks AFB and Wright-Patterson AFB.  Prior to entering the Navy, Dr. White worked as an Aeromedical Business Advisor to ML Lifeguard, a UK company. After entering the Navy, she earned an M.B.A. in Human Resource Management and Team Building from the University of New Haven and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies degree from the Naval War College.  She is also board certified in Aerospace Physiology.
   CDR White’s awards include NAVSEA Warfare Center Innovation Award, Michael G. Lilienthal Leadership Award, Fred A. Hitchcock Award, Sonny Carter Memorial Award, Medical Service Corps Director’s Award, Navy and Marine Corp Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and Pistol Marksmanship (Sharpshooter). She is currently the President of the Aerospace Physiology Society, a constituent of the Aerospace Medical Association.