Indian-American Maju Varghese has been appointed as director of the White House Military
Office (WHMO) by US President Joe Biden and
Vice-president Kamala Harris. In Biden’s recent
presidential campaign, Varghese served as a
senior advisor. As the WHMO director, Varghese
will now oversee military operations aboard Air
Force One on presidential missions worldwide.
The WHMO is a department within the White House that provides military support for White House functions, including food service, presidential transportation, medical support, emergency medical services and hospitality services. Varghese is the son of immigrant parents from Kerala. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He has previously served in the White House under former US President Barack Obama.
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