Top Jill Biden Staffer Departs Suddenly 

( The Biden administration is losing yet another staff member, adding to an already lengthy list of people who have left from various departments in the administration in just a little more than two years’ time.  

An NBC report revealed recently that one of First Lady Jill Biden’s top aides, Rory Brosius, will be departing at the end of March. Brosius was the head of the Joining Forces project. 

When she departs, she’ll be replaced in the role by Sheila Casey who is the wife of General George Casey, who once served as the chief of staff of the Army. 

In a message that Brosius sent to the military community, she said: 

“As a young military spouse walking into the East Wing to intern for Joining Forces in August of 2012 to joining the Biden-Harris Administration on day one to stand up Joining Forces, this has been the journey of a lifetime.” 

The group that Brosius was heading was created in the Obama administration. Its goal is to address employment and education needs of veterans and military families.  

For her part, Biden said that Brosius led Joining Forces “with grace, compassion and determination to support America’s military and veteran families, caregivers and survivors.” 

She continued: 

“Rory has done an extraordinary job as executive director, doing the hard policy work that matters. Joe and I are grateful for her dedication over the last 10 years.” 

Brosius’ departure marks another person in a high-profile position leaving the Biden administration. Carla Frank left the administration last month after working six years for President Joe Biden. Frank was serving as the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach’s deputy director. 

Other recent departures from the administration have included Marty Walsh, the Secretary of Labor; Kate Bedingfield, the communications director; and Ron Klain, the chief of staff. 

A study conducted by the Brookings Institution found that the turnover rate of top-level aides in the Biden administration is the second highest only to the Reagan administration. In just two years, 21 “A-Team staffers,” according to the study, had departed their original positions.  

The author of that report, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, said the number of staffers expected to leave the administration should only continue to rise. She said that they expect that turnover in the administration will be very high in its third year in the White House. 

The biggest turnover culprit in the Biden administration has been in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office. Media outlet The Hill reported that as of July of 2022, 13 of Harris’ key aides left her VP office. At that time, Harris had only been serving as VP for 18 months. That’s almost one staffer departing per month. 

A report conducted by the Daily Mail also found that 15% of staffers at the White House left between 2021 and 2022. That’s significantly higher than each of the previous two administrations. 

During the Trump administration, only 1% of staffers left. And even during the Obama administration, only 4% of staffers departed.