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Adair Countian Ben White promoted to Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major is the highest NCO rank an enlisted soldier can obtain. SGM White is the son of Bro. Terry & Marci White, and a brother of Joey White and Bekah White McDaniel. He is a 1992 graduate of Adair County High School. He hopes to retire from the military and move back to Columbia someday.
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By Elizabeth Burton White

Benjamin L. White was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major (SGM) on 18 December 2017 with an effective date of 16 October 2017. SGM is the highest NCO rank an enlisted soldier can obtain.

SGM White is Active Duty Army National Guard and is serving as the 38th Infantry Division G4 (Logistics) SGM. SGM White graduated from Adair County High School in 1992 and enlisted into the United States Army in December of 1992.


He served in the 82nd Airborne Division until his first enlistment was exhausted in 1995. SGM White re-enlisted in August of 2002 into the Indiana Army National Guard in B Company 113th Support Battalion.

SGM White was put back onto Active duty orders in February 2004. SGM White has been on active duty since, and has served in the following capacities; Training NCO- B CO 113th SB, Operations NCO B CO 113th SB in Kabul, Afghanistan, Supply NCO- B CO 113th SB, Supply NCO- 2219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade Forward Support Company, Sr. Logistics NCO- Indiana Military Academy, Sr. Logistics NCO- 53rd Civil Support Team, and Sr. Logistics NCO- 38th Combat Aviation Brigade. SGM White is the son of Terry & Marci White of Columbia, KY. He is the brother of Joey White of Columbia, KY and Bekah White McDaniel of Frankfort, KY.

He is the grandson of one living grandparent, Mrs. Betty Manuel of Brown Co., Indiana.

SGM White is married to Andrea Kirts White and has two children, Alivia (11 yr) and Charlotte (2yr).

SGM White hopes to retire from the military and move back to Adair County some day.


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Alivia White with Dad, new Sergeant Major Ben White



2018-01-31 - Photo by Elizabeth Burton White.
Benjamin L. White, right, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major (SGM) on 18 December 2017 with an effective date of 16 October 2017. SGM is the highest NCO rank an enlisted soldier can obtain. Assisting at the ceremony is his daughter, Alivia, 11.

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Sergeant Major Ben White with parents, wife, children



2018-01-31 - Photo by Elizabeth Burton White.
From left Bro. Terry White, Marcie White, SGM Ben White with daughter Alivia in front, and wife Andrea Kirts White holding two year old Charlotte.

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SGM Ben White with parents, sibs, nephew



2018-01-31 - Photo by Elizabeth Burton White.
From left Bro. Terry White & Marci White, Sergeant Major Ben White, sister Bekah White McDaniel, and son, and SGM White's Brother, Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White. Photo taken in December after Ben White's promotion to the highest rank a U.S. Enlisted NCO can obtain - Sergeant Major. SGM White, a 1992 graduate of Adair County High School, plans to return to Columbia to live sometime soon.

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