Command Sergeant Major Montigo White, a native of Creedmoor, North Carolina, entered the United States Army in 1995 and attended Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He attended the 16S, Stinger Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas and was the Honor Graduate. In 1999, he reclassed to Public Affairs and attended AIT at Fort Meade, Maryland.
His Military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course (Commandants List and Leadership Award), Senior Leader Course (Commandants List), U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy and Air Assault School.
His previous assignments include Charlie Battery, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; United States Army Garrison, Fort Irwin, California; 13th Public Affairs Detachment NCOIC, Fort Irwin, California; 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Alabama; United States Army Garrison, Fort Rucker, Alabama; 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado; Army Public Affairs Center, Fort Meade, Maryland; photographer for the Office of the Secretary of the Army; photographer for the Office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army; Public Advisor to the Sergeant Major of the Army; 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; U.S. Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy; and 24th Press Camp Headquarters. He deployed with the 10th Special Forces Group in 2003, Multi-National Forces-Iraq in 2005 and 2016 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
His military awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (4 Knots), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Staff Identification Badge and the Air Assault Badge.