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Bush School Hosts Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010

Texas A&M University will host Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at 5 p.m. Sept. 30 in Rudder Auditorium. Admiral Mullen’s visit will be sponsored by The George Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.

Adm. Mullen assumed the position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Oct. 1, 2007. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for a second term on Sept. 25, 2009. Since taking office, Adm. Mullen has focused on three main priorities: defending national interests in the Middle East; resetting, revitalizing, and reconstituting the Armed Forces; and properly balancing global risk. He has placed significant emphasis on the expansion of the counter-insurgency warfare training and resources and was an early advocate for a greater focus on operations in Afghanistan.

He previously served as the commander of NATO Joint Force Command Naples, and commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, leading the alliance’s peacekeeping operations in the Balkans and its training mission in Iraq.

Adm. Mullen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, then earned a master of science degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. In 1987, Adm. Mullen was recognized by his peers with the Vice Admiral Stockdale Leadership Award.

This lecture is a ticketed event.

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