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Thomas White

Thomas E. White (b. 1943) was appointed as the 18th Secretary of the United States Army by President George W. Bush.

Before accepting that post, White was a career Army officer, serving most notably as the Commanding Officer of the 11th Armored Cavalry. After retirement, he was a high-level executive at Enron (1990-2001).

As Secretary, White became embroiled in conflict with United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld over the Crusader System, openly lobbying Congress against policies advocated by Rumsfeld. His past employment with scandal-plauged Enron further embarrassed the Bush Administration. White resigned on April 25th, 2003.