Lt. Gen. Robert "Pat" White
Before becoming the Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, Lieutenant General Pat White became the 61st Commanding General of the III Armored Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, commanding four combat divisions, a sustainment command, a cavalry regiment, a fires brigade, and multiple enabler units comprised of almost 90,000 Soldiers on five military posts across five states.
Lt. Gen. White received his commission as an Armor Officer and was distinguished military graduate from Claremont McKenna College in 1986. He served in a variety of Army and Joint/Combined command and staff positions while stationed in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. These include combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. In July 2017, as the Commanding General of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Texas, he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq and assumed duties as the Commanding General, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve during the final defeat of ISIS in Iraq. He most recently served as the Director of Operations, J-3, U.S. European Command.
Lt. Gen. White holds a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Bronze Star Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.
He is happily married to his wife of 30 years. They are proud parents of three children, Kelsie, Megan and Ian, and grandparents to three grandchildren.