Amata Congratulates Joseph Toloa'i Ho Ching II Upon CASA Appointment

August 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated Lotoaoalii Joseph Toloa'i Ho Ching II upon his appointment as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA).

“This is a prestigious appointment and an important responsibility,” said Aumua Amata. “Congratulations to Lotoaoalii upon taking on these duties in service to the country. American Samoa is always proud of our own as they achieve life and career milestones like this exceptional opportunity. His knowledge of this region of the world will benefit U.S. Army leadership.”

Joseph Toloa'i Ho Ching, II, of Pago Pago, is President and CEO of CBT Ho Ching & Co. Inc. He holds the Soliai family title of Lotoaoalii.

Aumua and Lotoaoalii
Aumua and Lotoaoalii


He serves with Angels Crossing Home Hospice as both Administrator and on the Board of Directors. He and his wife Noelani Wayas have nine incredible children and seven amazing grandchildren.

He is also Chairman of American Samoa Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. He is a member of the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce. In the past, he has served as Bishop, Nu’uuli Ward 2. He also served as Counselor, Stake Presidency for the Pago Central Stake.

In an official ceremony on August 18, 2020, from the Pentagon, Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy appointed him as one of six Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army. CASAs promote good relations between the Army and the public, and advise the secretary on regional issues. CASAs are usually business and civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.