LTC Graham R. White, a Georgia native, enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard as an Airborne Infantryman on his 17th birthday in 1995. Upon graduation from high school, he entered the US Military Academy where he played football and graduated in 2000. His units of assignments to date have been the 82nd Airborne Division, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Ranger Battalion, and the 75th Ranger Regiment Reconnaissance Company. He has commanded an Airborne Infantry Rifle Platoon, a Ranger Platoon, an Infantry Rifle Company, a Ranger Company, and a Ranger Reconnaissance Company. He has 10 deployments totaling 39 months in combat divided between Iraq and Afghanistan. His numerous awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge. LTC White is a charter member of the Georgia Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame.