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Chief Warrant Officer 5 LaShon P. White

Command Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Chief Warrant Officer 5 LaShon P. White currently serves as the 9th Command Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Army Reserve. He holds the position as the principal advisor to the Commanding General on Warrant Officer matters. Committed to enhancing individual Soldier and unit readiness, he leads a comprehensive Warrant Officer mentorship program aimed at developing leaders at all levels.

A native of Austin, Texas, Mr. White enlisted in the Army in May 1986, beginning his career as a machinist in the Army Reserve with Alpha Company, 871st Combat Engineer Battalion. He transitioned to the active component in November 1987, serving in various roles across different locations including Nurnberg, Germany, Fort Irwin, California, and Fort Hood, Texas.

In December 1995, Mr. White returned to the Reserve Component as a Machinist and later joined the 980th Combat Engineer Battalion as a Construction Equipment Repairer. After serving in non-commissioned officer leadership positions, he successfully transitioned to the Warrant Officer ranks in
March 2000.

Mr. White's Warrant Officer assignments include roles such as Allied Trades Warrant Officer, Battalion Maintenance Officer, and Senior Ordnance Ground Maintenance Warrant Officer, among others. He has deployed multiple times in support of combat and humanitarian operations.

Educationally, Mr. White holds an Associates of Science from Central Texas College, a Bachelor of Science from Grantham University, and a Master of Science from Columbia Southern University. Additionally, he possesses industrial certifications in refrigeration repair and welding and has completed all levels of the Warrant Officer Education System, including the Warrant Officer Senior Service Education course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and several other commendations recognizing his exemplary service and dedication.

Mr. White and his wife of 29 years have two daughters and a son-in-law, who serves as a Major in the armed forces.