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Military Bids Farewell to Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff

Sept. 26, 2011
"I leave humbled now by the performance and the resilience of men and women in uniform and their families, who did not shrink from duty when duty sent them into harm's way."
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2011

Obama Praises Mullen, Welcomes Dempsey During Ceremony

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 - President Barack Obama lauded Navy Adm. Mike Mullen for his service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a hail and farewell ceremony, at which Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey prepared to take responsibility as the 18th chairman. Story

Panetta Commends Mullen

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 - During his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen was critical to preserving the effectiveness and health of the 2.2 million people making up America’s armed forces, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. Story

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Mullen Offers Dempsey Advice

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 - As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will be not only be the president’s advisor, but also the personal representative of 2.2 million U.S. service members and their families, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said. Story

Chairman Honors Wife, Sons

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 - As his military career drew to a close, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said for him and his wife, Deborah, the event marked both the end of his four-year stint as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the culmination of 43 years together in the U.S. Navy. Story

Mullen: Can’t Lose its Military Edge

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 - Speaking to the audience gathered at his retirement ceremony, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said that America can ill afford to lose its military superiority and faces tough decisions in the coming months. Story

'Team Mullen' Highlights Troops' Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 - As "Team Mullen," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah, have championed the needs of service members and their families during the admiral’s four years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story

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Obama, Biden, Panetta Attend the Joint Chiefs of Staff Change of Responsibility Ceremony

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Mullen's Travel Statistics

YearCountries Visited*Travel Days
200714 (16)31
200823 (37)78
200924 (37)75
201026 (39)72
201122 (28)57

* The number in parentheses reflects the total number of locations visited per year. This number is higher, as it reflects multiple visits to countries previously visited that year.

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Chairman’s Corner: Farewell Message

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 - In his farewell message, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed his gratitude to service members and their families and said he'll be "eternally grateful" for their service. Story | Blog

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