Junior Officers Sought to be White House Aides

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From Navy Office of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Navy junior officers interested in serving as White House social aides are invited to apply for acceptance into the program through April 9.

White House social aides have supported presidents and first ladies since the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt and are represented by all branches of the military. They help manage guests who attend social functions at the White House, facilitate interactions with the president and first lady and escort dignitaries.

Unmarried naval officers in the paygrades of O-2 through O-4 who are currently stationed in the National Capital Region are eligible to apply to the program, which is a collateral duty, not a permanent change of station. Due to a lengthy clearance process, applicants must have 18-24 months remaining on current orders within the National Capital Region. The program also requires the signed endorsement of an applicant’s commanding officer articulating support for participation in the program to include a time commitment of one full morning, afternoon or evening per week.

Selected aides in good standing are eligible to remain in the program until they are no longer assigned to a command in the National Capital Region, become married or promote to O-5.

Applicants interested in this program must be comfortable interacting with the public, possess the highest levels of tact and discretion, and have demonstrated sustained superior performance in their careers as naval officers. Those selected represent the Navy, and must possess impeccable appearance and military bearing.

Applications must be requested via email from the navy service program manager, Lt. John Harry, at john.harry@navy.mil.

Scanned applications must be emailed to john.harry@navy.mil no later than April 13. Selected officers will be invited to interview at the Pentagon, April 26. Each interview will last approximately 15 minutes. The selection results will be available no later than May 4.

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