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Photo - Left to right, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, his wife Lynne, President Bush, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Deborah Mullen, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen watch a military flyover during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell ceremony at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
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Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen took the oath of office
today as the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during a ceremony on Fort Myer, Va. Mullen assumed
the position held by Marine Gen. Peter Pace.
Bush, Gates Praise Outgoing Chairman
President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today praised retiring Marine Gen. Pete Pace as a gifted leader and an advisor who used sound judgment and who spoke with candor. Story
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen takes the oath of office from Marine Gen. Peter Pace, who retired after more than 40 years active duty military service.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby  Hi-Res
Mullen Vows to Give Troops 'Clear Direction'
Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen took the helm today as the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, vowing to work to give servicemembers “clear direction, outstanding equipment and focused policies” to accomplish current missions and prepare for future ones.  Story
New Chairman Thanks Troops, Families
“Whether you serve in Baghdad or Bagram, Kabul or Kuwait -- whether you find yourself at sea in the Pacific, flying support missions over Europe, on the ground in Africa, or working every day at stateside bases -- you are making a difference and so is every person in your family,” Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen wrote in an open letter to servicemembers released today.  Story
Marine Gen. Peter Pace
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates poses with Marine Gen. Peter Pace and his wife Lynne after giving the general his retirement certificate.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby  Hi-Res
Pace Calls for Discourse to Advance U.S. Democracy
Reasoned discourse allows American democracy to grow and flourish, but some people seem more intent on spewing personal venom than in finding solutions, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said here today as he retired from the Marine Corps after more than 40 years of service.  Story
Lynne Pace Reflects on 40 Years’ Service
Nearly 40 years ago, Lynne Pace dedicated her life to her family. Little did she know at the time that her family ultimately would include the nation’s 2.4 million servicemembers.  Story
Speeches
•  President George W. Bush     •  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates
Photo - President George W. Bush addresses the audience during  during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell ceremony for outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Photo - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the crowd during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute and Hail Oct. 1, 2007, at Fort Meyer, Va. Mullen became the chairman after serving as the Chief of Naval Operations. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump Photo - Servicemembers stand in formation on the parade field during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell ceremony for outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Photo - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, applaud Lynne Pace during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell tribute ceremony for Pace and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Photo - Dorris Pace, mother of U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, shows off her flowers given to her by her son during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell ceremony for Pace and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
Travels wit Video Photo - President George W. Bush addresses the audience during  during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell ceremony for outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Photo - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the crowd during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute and Hail Oct. 1, 2007, at Fort Meyer, Va. Mullen became the chairman after serving as the Chief of Naval Operations. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump Photo - Servicemembers stand in formation on the parade field during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell ceremony for outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Photo - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, applaud Lynne Pace during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell tribute ceremony for Pace and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Photo - Dorris Pace, mother of U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, shows off her flowers given to her by her son during an Armed Forces Hail and Farewell ceremony for Pace and incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen at Ft. Myer, Va., Oct. 1, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen