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Travels with Mullen
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with a soldier assigned to Camp Navarro in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines, June 1, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Philippine Brig. Gen. Romeo Espino, commander of Camp Aguinaldo, salute as they walk through an honor cordon to the Philippine armed forces headquarters in Manila, Philippines, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is interviewed by an Indonesian television reporter in Jakarta, May 29, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Mullen Says Trip Provides Insight on Conditions

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2008 – Back from a 10-day, around-the-world trip designed to foster relationships with allies and emerging countries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it also gave him insight into the way U.S. government agencies are beginning to work together. Story

Mullen Meets with Pakistani Military Leaders

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 4, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with his Pakistani counterparts here yesterday to discuss military-to-military relations between the two countries. Story

Defense Leaders Praise New Commander

U.S. Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp applauds the achievements of U.S. Army Gen. Burwell "B.B." Bell at the conclusion of the change of command ceremony for U.S. Forces Korea, June 3, 2008. Defense Department photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley SEOUL, South Korea, June 3, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hailed newly promoted Army Gen. William “Skip” Sharp as “the right man” to advance the close U.S. alliance with South Korea, as he assumes command of U.S. Forces Korea. Story

New Commander in Korea Outlines Top Priorities

U.S. Army Gen. Walter 'Skip' Sharp speaks at the change of command ceremony for  commander U..S. Forces Korea, June 3, 2008. U.S. Army Gen. Burwell "B.B." Bell, was relieved by Sharp as the top U.S. military post on the Korean peninsula.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeelySEOUL, South Korea, June 3, 2008 – The top U.S. officer in South Korea assumed command with priorities that include strengthening the U.S.-South Korean military alliance and improving the quality of life for U.S. troops there. Story

General Gets Fourth Star, Will Take Lead in Korea

U.S. Army Gen. Walter Sharp is aided by his family in pinning on his new four-star rank during a promotion ceremony presided over by U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea, June 2, 2008. Sharp will take command of U.S. Forces Korea. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeelySEOUL, South Korea, June 2, 2008 – The Army gained another four-star general, as Navy Adm. Mike Mullen presided over the promotion of Walter L. “Skip” Sharp. Sharp will assume command of U.S. Forces Korea. Story

Mullen Pays Tribute to Fallen at Manila Cemetery

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after laying a memorial wreath in honor of the 17,202 troops killed in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II who buried at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Republic of the Philippines, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley MANILA, Philippines, June 2, 2008 – The chrysanthemum wreath the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff placed at the American Cemetery and Memorial represented one generation of U.S. warriors saluting the past. Story

Chairman Views Insurgency Efforts in Philippines

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with troops during an all-hands call on Camp Navarro in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines, June 1, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleyZAMBOANGA, Philippines, June 1, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met American troops here today and saw firsthand how U.S. interagency efforts are helping the Philippine government battle an insurgency. Story

Mullen Visits U.S. Forces Helping Fight Insurgents

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with troops during an all-hands call on Camp Navarro in Zamboanga, Republic of the Philippines, June 1, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleyZAMBOANGA, Philippines, June 1, 2008 – The U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Task Force is making a difference in helping the Philippine military defeat extremists on the island of Mindanao, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here. Story

Gates, Mullen Discuss Far-Ranging Defense Issues

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak with members of the press during the 7th annual Asia Security Summit in Singapore, May 31, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison SINGAPORE, June 1, 2008 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wrapped up the Asia Security Summit here today by sharing insights from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to China’s military buildup to the new U.S. Africa Command. Story

Mullen Cites Value of Hotline Linking Leaders

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2008 – In the wake of the first operational use of a new hotline linking U.S. and Chinese military leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he hopes military-to-military ties between the countries continue to increase and evolve. Story

Chairman Upbeat After Meeting Indonesian Leaders

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is greeted by Indonesian Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 29, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 30, 2008 – Meetings with Indonesian leaders here were constructive and friendly, and they hold great promise for the future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday. Story

Pacific Visits Cultivate International Understanding

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is escorted by Gen. Djoko Santoso, commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces during an arrival ceremony welcoming him Jakarta, Indonesia, May 29, 2008. DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleyJAKARTA, Indonesia, May 29, 2008 – U.S Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is making a tour of Pacific nations to foster international cooperation to face the security challenges of the future. Story

Military Neutrality ‘Bedrock’ of U.S. Democracy

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Singaporean Chief of Defense Desmond Kuek Bak Chye salute during the playing of the Singapore National Anthem prior to the presentation of Military Distinguished Service Order to Mullen from Singapore President Sellapan Ramanathan, May 29, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleyJAKARTA, Indonesia, May 29, 2008 – As the U.S. presidential race heats up, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is reminding troops to remain neutral. “That’s bedrock to us as a country and a democracy,” U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said. Story

Chairman Begins Pacific Trip to Visit Four Nations

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii, May 28, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has begun a swing through the Pacific that will take him to Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and South Korea. Story

Photo Essays:  
June 3, 2008:  U.S. Forces Korea Change of Command
June 2, 2008:  Mullen Visits Manila
June 1, 2008:  Mullen Visits Zamboanga
May 31, 2008:  Gates, Mullen Attend Asia Security Summit 
May 29, 2008:  Mullen Visits Indonesia and Singapore

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