Washington: Indian-American Maju Varghese, who formerly 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.
Mr 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," Mr Varghese announcing his appointment by tweeted the photo of the White House Arrival Lounge.
"The primaries, the general, the inaugural. Grateful for the journey, for excellent teammates and the history we made together. Honoured 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," Mr Varghese tweeted along side the photo on Tuesday.
The White House Military Office (WHMO) could also be a department within the White House Office that offers military support for White House functions, including food service, presidential transportation, medical support, emergency medical services and hospitality services.
Mr Varghese, who is in his early forties, was born in the US to parents who immigrated from Thiruvalla, Kerala. He has a baccalaureate in politics and economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherts.
He previously served within the White House under president Barack Obama in various roles, including as the assistant to the president for management and administration and deputy director of advance. Also, worked as the chief operating officer at The Hub Project and as a senior advisor at the law firm Dentons.
He was the chief operating officer and senior advisor within the Biden-Harris campaign from the primaries through the general, overseeing the campaign's day-to-day operations and leading it through an unprecedented shift to remote working.
Mr Varghese was one among the four members of the presidential inaugural committee, which organised the activities surrounding the swearing-in of President Biden and vice chairman Kamala Harris on January 20.Dr. Dhillon Randeep
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