CASEY L. WHITE MACHINIST MATE MASTER CHIEF
SUBMARINES CHIEF OF THE BOAT PCU VIRGINIA (SSN-774)
Born in Caribou, Maine and raised in Westfield Massachusetts. He
enlisted in the Navy on the Delayed Entry Program March 4, 1977. Entered
service May 31, 1977, after graduating with honors from Westfield
Vocational High School, Westfield, MA.
Attended Navy Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL and on to MM “A” School
(1200-PSI Steam). His first assignment was onboard USS MULLINNIX (DD-944),
homeported in Brooklyn Navy Yard, NYC undergoing overhaul. The ship
changed homeports to Charleston, SC one month later and deployed to the
Middle East/Persian Gulf area after post overhaul shakedown and
In December of 1978, MMCM White attended Submarine School in Groton, CT
with follow-on orders to USS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (SSBN-640)(BLUE). He
completed his tour and was honorably discharged from the Navy in May of
1981. After a brief period as a civilian worker in the Portsmouth Naval
Ship Yard, Kittery, ME, he reenlisted in the Navy for 4 years in August
1981. He was reassigned to the USS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (SSBN-640)(GOLD) and
moved to Charleston, SC.
After completing his sea tour, he went to shore duty at Naval Submarine
Support Facility (NSSF) New London, in Groton CT, and was assigned to the
Submarine Mast and Antenna Repair Team (MART/67H) in the Electronics
His next sea tour was aboard the USS DANIEL WEBSTER (SSBN-626)(GOLD) as
the Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) of Auxiliary Division. He was
promoted to Senior Chief during this tour.
Returned to shore duty at NSSF as LCPO of the Outside Machinery
Division (R-9) and then to the Production Office as a Ship Superintendent.
At the completion of this tour he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy
(Class 57) in Newport, RI with follow-on orders to the USS ANNAPOLIS
(SSN-760) as Chief of the Boat (COB) in July of 1993. He was selected for
promotion to Master Chief Petty Officer and successfully completed his
tour in August 1996.
In September of 1996 he began his tour as Command Master Chief of NSSF
and successfully completed this major command tour in April of 2000.
He competed and was selected for assignment to Pre Commissioning Unit
VIRGINIA (SSN-774) as COB. His planned rotation date is May 2005.
He is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy
Commendation Medal (three awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (four
awards). He is married to the former Kari Seward of Kittery, Maine. They
reside in Gales Ferry, CT with their two teenage children, Dustin and