LTC Sarah Whitten is currently serving as the Professor of Military Science at Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.
LTC Whitten was born in Omaha, Nebraska and was raised in Johnston, Iowa. She began her military career in 2006, upon earning a Bachelors of Science in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University she commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. After completion of the Signal Officer Basic Course, LTC Whitten was assigned to the 385th Signal Company, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait as a Platoon Leader where she supported the 3d Army ARCENT Theater Reserve and Early Entry Command Post. She was then assigned to Fort Carson, CO as the Battalion S6 for 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, 2/2 ID, later reflagged to 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4/4 ID where she deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. In 2010, upon redeployment, LTC Whitten attended the Signal Captains Career Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia. After the career course she was assigned to the 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4/82 at Fort Bragg, NC as an Assistant S3 prior to taking command of the brigade’s Network Support Company deploying again in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Following her command, LTC Whitten served as the Executive Communications OIC for the XVIII Airborne Corps Commander and Command Group and in early 2014 she deployed in support of the ISAF Joint Command and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon redeployment, LTC Whitten attended Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy to earn a Master of Policy Management degree. Following graduation, she served for a year as a Deputy Legislative Assistant in the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After serving on the Joint Staff, LTC Whitten transitioned to the newly formed DAMO-Cyber, HQDA G-3/5/7, to serve as a Cyber Mission Assurance Action Officer for one year before attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Belvoir, VA. She went on to serve as the Battalion S-3 and Battalion Executive Officer of the 41st Signal Battalion at Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea during the largest transition of personnel and signal assets on the peninsula in the past 50 years. Prior to her current position, she served as the Director, J3 Operations at the Joint Communications Support Element, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL where she oversaw global communications in support to Combatant Command requirements.
She is married to Mr. Darrell Lytle and they welcomed their son, Preston in July 2019.
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE: ROTC
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – BS – Aviation Business Administration – 2006
- Boston University: Project Management Certificate - 2012
- Georgetown University – MA- Policy Management - 2015
- Security + - 2012
MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
- Signal Officer Basic Course - 2006
- Signal Captains Career Course - 2011
- Intermediate Level Education - 2017
- Jumpmaster School - 2011