LET IT BE KNOWN, that it is with great respect and admiration that we honor Brigadier General Katherine White, Michigan Army National Guard upon her induction into the Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor. General White’s exemplary contributions to the State of Michigan and the nation serve as an example to which we all should aspire.
Kathy White entered the United States Army Reserve in June 1988 as a law student and has risen steadily through the ranks to become the first female African American general officer in the Michigan Army National Guard.
Her military service has spanned more than three decades. Her assignments include service as a Professor, Associate Dean, and Deputy Commander of the Judge Advocate General’s School. She served as an Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point, as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and then as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 46th Military Police Command. Her outstanding record of performance, keen intellect, and leadership abilities resulted in her selection as the current Deputy Commanding General of the 46th Military Police Command, stationed in Lansing, Michigan.
Her military accomplishments provide only half the record of her achievements. When she was not in uniform, she served as the Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, White House Fellow, and then again as a Special counsel and consultant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. She also serves as a Board member for Fisher House of Michigan and as a Board Member, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board.General White also serves the State of Michigan as a Member of the Board of Regents for the University of Michigan and as a Professor of Law at the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.
RESOLVED BY THE MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE, That we honor and commemorate the public service, dedication, and achievements of General Kathy White. Her service to this state and nation must never be forgotten. Kathy White embraces the spirit of American public service and should be recognized as a role model by all individuals.
IN SPECIAL TRIBUTE, Therefore, this document is signed and dedicated to honor Brigadier General Katherine White, Michigan Army National Guard her exemplary service to the State of Michigan and to the United States of America, and to commemorate her induction into the Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor.