MSgt Michael White moved from Richmond, VA to Blairs, VA in 1996 and attended Chatham High School. After graduating in 1997, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was trained as a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation Apprentice. After his first deployment in 2001, he cross-trained to be an All-Source Intelligence Analyst. During the remainder of his career, MSgt White supported Nuclear Targeting Planning and Operations with the B-52, HQ Operations for the United States Air Forces in Europe, Electronic Attack System Operator for the United States Combat Forces, and fulfilled multiple positions as a Tactical, Operational, and Strategic level analyst covering Worldwide operations. Later in 2009, MSgt White received an Associates in Communications Applications from Community College of the Air Force. In 2019, MSgt White retired after serving 22 years in the United States Air Force. Currently, he is pursuing a B.S. in Communications and Technology Applications from Troy University.
Having a son who is in the Corps of Cadets, I see first hand the positive effect Hargrave Military Academy has on the Cadets. These young men are our future, and it is an honor to be able to watch and help them grow into leaders of tomorrow with confidence and respect - both for themselves and their fellow Cadets. Hargrave teaches them responsibility, fairness, leadership, comradery and gives them the opportunity to grow, lead, sometimes fail and learn from their mistakes.
— MSgt Michael White P’23