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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Names Director of the White House Military Office

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama named George D. Mulligan, Jr. as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office (WHMO).

President Obama said, “George brings decades of experience and has served with integrity and a deep commitment to his country – not just in his role at the White House Military Office, but throughout his distinguished career.  I am very grateful that George has agreed to lead the Office and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the coming months and years.”

President Obama made the following announcement today:

George D. Mulligan, Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office (WHMO)
George D. Mulligan, Jr. has served since 2005 as the Deputy Director, White House Military Office, responsible for oversight of Department of Defense staff and operational elements providing direct support to the Office of the Presidency.  From 1994 until 2004, Mr. Mulligan served in various positions within the White House Military Office.  He served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1986 until 1994, with operational assignments as a Naval Flight Officer and staff assignments at both the Pentagon and White House Military Office.  Mr. Mulligan is a career employee of the Department of Defense.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.