SOEST Special Lecture

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Location

POST 723

Speaker:  Jon White, President and CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Title:  Ocean Priorities in the Capitol–Challenges and Opportunities,

Rear Admiral Jon White (retired) is the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which followed 32 years of service with the U.S. Navy. White earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanographic Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology and holds a Master’s degree in Meteorology and Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

Capping a distinguished career at sea and ashore, White served as commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (upper half) in 2012 as he assumed his duties as director, Task Force Climate Change, and Navy deputy to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.