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Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mullen to speak Feb. 5

Feb 5, 2009 (All day)
McCosh Hall
Open to the Public

U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, will deliver a major policy address titled "Global Trends and National Security" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, in McCosh 10, on the Princeton University campus.

Admiral Mullen was sworn in as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 2007. He serves as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council.

He 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).

As a Flag Officer, Admiral Mullen commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group 2, the George Washington Battle Group, and the U.S. 2nd Fleet/NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic.

In addition he served in leadership positions at the Naval Academy, in the Navy's Bureau of Personnel, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Navy Staff. He was the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations from August 2003 to October 2004.

His last operational assignment was as Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe.

Admiral Mullen is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Prior to becoming Chairman, Admiral Mullen served as the 28th Chief of Naval Operations.

Mullen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Princeton Project on National Security and the Princeton University U.S. Army ROTC Program. It is free and open to the public.

The event is also available as a live webstream and can be accessed by visiing the University Webmedia page.



U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks on "Global Trends and National Security"