Mullen Receives German Order of Merit Award in Berlin

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets German Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Volker Wieker in Berlin, June 9, 2011. Mullen is on a seven-day trip visiting Egypt and Europe to meet with counterparts and leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Volker Wieker inspect the German Guard of Honor during a ceremony welcoming Mullen to Berlin, June 9, 2011. Mullen is on a seven-day trip visiting Egypt and Europe to meet with counterparts and leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  lays a wreath at the Bundeswehr Memorial in Berlin, June 9, 2011. The memorial commemorates the deaths of more than 3,100 German soliders killed in the line of duty since 1955. Mullen is on a seven-day trip visiting Egypt and Europe to meet with counterparts and leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of staff of the German Armed Forces, take a boat tour of Berlin on the Spree River, June 9, 2011. Mullen is on a seven-day trip visiting Egypt and Europe to meet with counterparts and leaders.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of staff of the German Armed Forces, take a boat tour of Berlin on the Spree River, June 9, 2011. Mullen is on a seven-day trip visiting Egypt and Europe to meet with counterparts and leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere after receiving the German Order of Merit in Berlin, June 9, 2011. Mullen is on a seven-day trip visiting Egypt and Europe to meet with counterparts and leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with U.S. Marines assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, June 9, 2011. Mullen is on a seven-day trip visiting Egypt and Europe to meet with counterparts and leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley