2011: Coast Guard Adm. Stephen Rochon have left his post as White House chief usher and moved to the Department of Homeland Security. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_W._Rochon
President Barack Obama walks with White House Director of the Executive Residence and Chief Usher Stephen W. Rochon, right, as he leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 6, 2009, for a day trip to Columbus, Ohio.
Rear Admiral Rochon is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in 1970. His first tour of duty until 1973 was aboard the cutter WHITE BUSH in Astoria, Oregon, followed by a tour as a recruiter in New Orleans where he advanced to Boatswain’s Mate First Class Petty Officer. He received a commission as an Ensign in 1975 from the Officer Candidate School at Yorktown, Virginia. He then was assigned to Marine Safety Office Los Angeles/Long Beach, California as Assistant Port Operations and Intelligence Officer. In 1979, he served in the Coast Guard Reserve while attending Xavier University of Louisiana, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
In 1984, he returned to active duty to serve as Chief of the Reserve Training Branch of the Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland, Ohio. In this position he organized the Coast Guard’s first Combat Skills Course with the Marine Corps in Quantico, V...
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