Retired Maj. Gen. Jerry White, who has been president and chairman of the National Infantry Foundation, since 1998, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year.
White, who is considered the driving force behind the creation of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, called leaving the museum the toughest decision of his life.
“It’s time to look ahead to our future,” the former Fort Benning commanding general said. “It’s time for the museum to grow into itself, to be more than just a reflection of my dreams and goals.
“I have never been prouder than I was the day we opened the doors last year. This has been at the heart of who I am for so long. But, mission accomplished. Time to move on.”
Executive Director Ben Williams and Executive Vice President Greg Camp will oversee operations at the museum until White’s replacement is hired.