Junior Officers Sought as White House Aides


From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy junior officers interested in serving as a White House social aide can now apply through April 30. 

The 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, and also facilitate interactions with the president and first lady. 

Unmarried naval officers in the paygrades of O-2 through O-4 who are currently stationed in the National Capital Region may apply. Due to the lengthy clearance process, applicants must have at least 24 months remaining in their present tour if currently holding a secret clearance, and at least 18 months remaining if currently holding a top secret clearance. Applicants who are not selected for the current cycle may reapply for subsequent selection boards. This is a collateral duty (not permanent change of station) which requires a command endorsement (signed by commanding officer) providing support for participation in the program, to include a time commitment of one full morning, afternoon, or evening event 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 entire Navy, and must possess impeccable appearance and military bearing. 

Application requests can be submitted via email to the Navy Service Program Manager, Lt. Cmdr. RoDeece Dean, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Each application will require a service record photo, past fitness reports, command endorsement, recent physical fitness assessment scores, security memo, and health certificate from a medical officer.

Scanned applications must be emailed no later than April 30. Selected officers will be invited to an interview held at the Pentagon on May 10. Each interview will last approximately 15 minutes. The selection results will be available no later than May 31.