Headlines

Heinz announces layoffs of 600 office staff in U.S. and Canada

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The new owners of H.J. Heinz announced Tuesday 600 office jobs are being cut, 350 in Pittsburgh and the rest elsewhere in the United States and Canada.

Mass. boy badly mauled by dogs

REVERE, Mass., March 24 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old's quick thinking to call 911 when his best friend was being mauled by two rottweilers in Revere, Mass., likely saved his life, officials said.

Counterfeit ketchup bottles explode

DOVER, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A counterfeit ketchup scheme left a Dover, N.J., warehouse covered in ketchup from exploding bottles, officials of the H.J. Heinz Co. said.
Letters: Bin Laden plotted to kill Obama

Letters: Bin Laden plotted to kill Obama

WEST POINT, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- Osama bin Laden said he wanted to kill U.S. President Obama because his death would mean an "utterly unprepared" Vice President Joe Biden would be president.

NATO-Pakistan relations hit new low

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The United States and NATO are in a new row with Pakistan after coalition aircraft killed as many as 28 Pakistani soldiers along the Pakistan-Afghan border.

U.S.-Pakistan tensions rise

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. anger over Pakistan's apparent collusion with Afghan terrorists is now at a boil with accusations of Islamabad's direct involvement in terror attacks.

Senate confirms six Pentagon appointments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate, before taking its August recess, confirmed six Pentagon leadership posts, including the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and vice chairman.
Mullen lauds Iraqi leaders' work

Mullen lauds Iraqi leaders' work

BAGHDAD, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking in Baghdad Tuesday, blamed Iran for the violence he said is meant to destabilize Iraq.

15 U.S. troops die in Iraq in June

BAGHDAD, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- June was a bad month for U.S. military personnel in Iraq, with 15 killed, mostly by Iranian-supplied weapons, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Mullen urges Beijing to influence N. Korea

BEIJING, July 12 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff urged the Chinese leadership to reign in North Korea to prevent further unprovoked attacks on South Korea.
Mullen backs 'aggressive' Afghan drawdown

Mullen backs 'aggressive' Afghan drawdown

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testified Thursday he supports President Obama's "aggressive" withdrawal plan in Afghanistan.
Adm. Michael Mullen set for 'Late Show'

Adm. Michael Mullen set for 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is to make his first visit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday, CBS said.
Mullen confident in Egypt's military

Mullen confident in Egypt's military

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, again expressed his confidence in the Egyptian military and called for calm in the region.
U.S. Joint Forces Command closure OK'd

U.S. Joint Forces Command closure OK'd

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama has authorized the closure of the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.
Obamas light National Christmas Tree

Obamas light National Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama and their two children, pulled a switch Thursday to light the National Christmas Tree in Washington.
Prev
Page 1 of 5
Photos
2 of 24
Wiki

Michael Glenn "Mike" Mullen (born October 4, 1946) is a United States Navy admiral who currently serves as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). Mullen previously served as the Navy's 28th Chief of Naval Operations from July 22, 2005 to September 29, 2007. He is only the third naval officer in Navy history to be appointed to four different four-star assignments; the others being the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples from October 2004 to May 2005, and as the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations from August 2003 to August 2004. As the CJCS, Mullen is the highest ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. Mullen assumed his current assignment on October 1, 2007.

The son of a Hollywood press agent and his wife, who worked as an assistant to Jimmy Durante, Mullen was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Church (North Hollywood) grade school, and graduated from Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks) in 1964. Mullen then attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, graduating in the lower third of his class in 1968.

As a junior officer, he served in various leadership positions aboard USS Collett (DD-730), USS Blandy (DD-943), USS Fox (CG-33) and USS Sterrett (CG-31). He has commanded three ships: the gasoline tanker USS Noxubee (AOG-56), the guided missile destroyer USS Goldsborough (DDG-20), and the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48); and has also commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group Two and the George Washington Battle Group. Mullen’s last command at sea was as Commander, U.S. Second Fleet/Commander, NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic (COMSTRIKFLTLANT).

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Michael Mullen."
x
Feedback