U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (retired) René White is Lumbee Native American and President of the Native American Church of Virginia. She is a military veteran with 22 years active-duty military service in senior management at the unit, squadron, wing, major command, joint task force, Numbered Air Force, Headquarters Air Force and Department of Defense levels during 13 assignments and numerous overseas operations and activities.
René has extensive skills in leading and managing people of all military branches in 14 countries (South Korea, Korean DMZ, England, South Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Germany, Italy, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Sarajevo, Turkey and USA). She has worked with people of influence fostering critical interagency partnerships including the White House, State Department, Secretary of Defense, national and international news reporters and embassies.
1. 9/2009 – 1/2011 Spokesperson, Department of Defense, Pentagon D.C.
2. 7/2007 – 9/2009 Director, PA Seventh Air Force, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
3. 7/2004 – 7/2007 Chief, PA Joint Advertising, Market Research & Studies, Arlington VA
4. 12/2002 – 7/2004 Chief, Intellectual Properties Manager (Branding Program), Pentagon DC - Gained Air Force approval for first official symbol of the U.S. Air Force
5. 1/2002 – 12/2002 Staff Officer, Special PA Projects, Pentagon DC
6. 6/2001 – 1/2002 Air Force PA Communications Officer, Pentagon DC
7. 1/2000 – 6/2001 Deputy, PA Joint Task Force-Full Accounting, Camp Smith HI
8. 8/1998 – 1/2000 Chief, PA, Hickam AFB HI
9. 1/1996 – 8/1998 Chief, PA Programs, AF Materiel Command, Wright Patterson AFB OH
10. 4/1996 – 11/1996 Deputy, Community Relations, Wright Patterson AFB OH
11. 3/1993 – 4/1996 Officer, Media Relations/Strategic Communications, Army/Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas TX
12. 2/1992 – 3/1993 Director, TV Producer/Dir., 436th Strategic Training Squadron, Fort Worth TX
13. 9/1989 – 2/1992 Director, TV Producer/Dir., 1365th Audiovisual Squadron, Fort Worth TX
1. 2004 – 2007 Conducted operations in South Africa and England as Major.
2. 2000 – 2001 Supported JTF-FA activities in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as Major
3. 1996 – 1998 Chief, PA OPERATION North. Watch, Incirlik AB Turkey as Captain
4. 1993 Chief, PA OPERATION Provide Promise, Naples Italy, supporting operations in Croatia, Sarajevo, Macedonia and Germany as Captain
MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS