Vice Admiral TJ White, US Navy (Ret.), is a nonresident senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. For more than thirty years, White has been a national security practitioner, strategist, and cyber operations expert leading joint military formations and combined intelligence community organizations. He has commanded at all levels within the Navy and on joint service, most recently serving as the commander of US Fleet Cyber Command, of US Tenth Fleet, and of US Navy Space Command simultaneously. Previously, he served as the commander of the US Cyber National Mission Force of US Cyber Command. He is a former director of intelligence for US Indo-Pacific Command and has served globally in various combat zones and conflict areas supporting competition dynamics. As a former Commander in Chief of Pacific Fleet Shiphandler of the Year, he misses his days driving a battleship. He is a 1987 graduate of the US Naval Academy and holds additional diplomas from the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval War College, National Defense University, and myriad professional education institutions.