CDR Steve White reports to USCGC ALEX HALEY after being the Chief of International Planning at Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Command in Portsmouth, Virginia.
CDR White’s previous afloat tours include Executive Officer of USCGC RELIANCE in Kittery, Maine, Commanding Officer of USCGC ANACAPA in Petersburg, Alaska, Operations Officer of USCGC ACUSHNET in Ketchikan, Alaska and as a Deck Watch Officer on USCGC FIREBUSH in Kodiak, Alaska.
CDR White’s shore assignments include CG Liaison Officer to U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Joint Forces Command, Response Chief of Marine Safety Unit Valdez, Alaska, Executive Officer of Patrol Forces South West Asia, Bahrain and Chief of Operations and Training at WLB (Buoy Tender) Project Resident Office in Marinette, Wisconsin.
CDR White is from Eagle, Idaho where he graduated from Centennial High School in 1989. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science in Management. In 2009, he attended school at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the 9/11 Medal, the Volunteer Service Medal, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation and various other personal, campaign and unit awards.
He is married to the former Kerry Lynn Miller from Petersburg, Alaska. The White’s have three boys: Levi age 16, Luke age 8 and Jake age 6. They enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, sports and outdoor activities.