Washington: US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese as his deputy assistant and director of the White House Military Office (WHMO) . Prior to this, Varghese has also served as an important member in Biden’s election campaign and swearing committee. “Maju Varghese is now the deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House military office,” Varghese tweeted with a photo taken at the White House’s Arrival Lounge after the announcement of his appointment.
Sharing the picture on Tuesday, he wrote, “I am thankful for the swearing-in after the primary and general elections, for this visit, for the fantastic team and for the history we have made.” I am honored to serve the country and the President. I feel proud to pass through those doors again with the family, their story and hopes are with me. ”
It is noteworthy that the WHMO has an office in the White House itself which provides military support for the functioning of the White House such as food service, transportation for the President, medical and hospitality services. The WHMO Director oversees all military operations in Airforce One (the President’s official aircraft) during the US President’s worldwide travel.
It is noteworthy that Varghese was born in the US and his parents came here from Thiruvalla, Kerala. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in political science and economics.