President Obama names director of the White House Military Office

October 17th, 2009 - 4:24 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — President Obama on Friday named George D. Mulligan, Jr. as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office.

George Mulligan has served since 2005 as the Deputy Director of the White House Military Office and was responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense staff and operational elements providing direct support to the office of President Obama.

“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,” said President Obama in a statement released by the White House. “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.”

Mulligan will take the position that Louis Caldera held until May 8 after he resigned following the controversial Air Force One photo op over New York City, sending frightened New Yorkers running for safety.

Before becoming the Deputy Director of the White House Military Office in 2005, Mulligan served in various positions within the office from 1994 until 2004. He also 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 the 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,” a statement from the White House read.

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