Washington, DC: Indian-American Maju Varghese, who previously served as a key member of the Biden campaign and the inaugural committee, has been appointed as the deputy assistant to US President Joe Biden and director of the White House Military Office.
Varghese, a lawyer by training, had previously served as the chief operating officer of the Biden campaign during the 2020 presidential election and later as the executive director of the inaugural committee.
“Maju Varghese is now deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Military Office,” Varghese tweeted the photo of the White House Arrival Lounge announcing his appointment.
“The primaries, the general, the inaugural. Grateful for the journey, for great teammates and the history we made together. Honored to serve the country and the President. Proud to walk through those gates again and to take my family, their story and their hopes with me,” Varghese tweeted along with the photo on Tuesday.
The White House Military Office (WHMO) is a department within the White House Office that provides military support for White House functions, including food service, presidential transportation, medical support, emergency medical services and hospitality services.
The WHMO Director oversees all military operations aboard Air Force One on Presidential missions worldwide.
Varghese was one of the four members of the presidential inaugural committee, which organized the activities surrounding the swearing-in of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on January 20.
Varghese, who is in his early forties, was born in the US to parents who immigrated from Thiruvalla, Kerala. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.