On July 1, 2013, Mr. George D. Mulligan, Jr. assumed the role of Deputy Director of Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), a Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity aligned under the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Director of Administration and Management. Comprised of approximately 3,000 military, civilian and contract professionals, WHS provides mission-critical administrative and management support to DoD.
Mr. Mulligan oversees a diverse portfolio of DoD-wide services throughout the National Capital Region. His responsibilities as the principal deputy to the WHS Director include organizational and administrative matters, oversight of a variety of customer service functions, and implementation of an enterprise performance management capability to measure and continuously improve service delivery to DoD customers. Mr. Mulligan serves in a dual-hatted role as Deputy Director of WHS and Director of the Enterprise Management office.
Formerly, Mr. Mulligan served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office beginning in October 2009. Mr. Mulligan was responsible for the oversight of Department of Defense staff and operational elements providing direct support to the Office of the Presidency. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Mulligan served since 2005 as Deputy Director of the White House Military Office.
From 1994 until 2004, Mr. Mulligan held various positions within the White House Military Office, managing responsibilities related to national security policy development and the strategic management, training, and exercising of multi-agency support plans and capabilities employed in direct support to the Presidency, in both day-to-day and crisis situations.
Mr. Mulligan 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.
For additional directorate information, visit the Enterprise Management page.