Military Bios

Admiral Michael G. Mullen:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Joint Force Command Naples and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
A 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Admiral Mullen has served in a wide range of assignments at sea and ashore, in both the Atlantic and the Pacific Fleets.
He has commanded three ships, USS Noxubee (AOG 56), USS Goldsborough (DDG 20), and USS Yorktown (CG 48); and has also commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group Two and the George Washington Battle Group. Adm. Mullenís last command at sea was as Commander, U.S. Second Fleet/Commander, Striking Fleet Atlantic.
Adm. Mullenís shore assignments include duty on the staffs of the Secretary of Defense and the Chief of Naval Operations. He has served as Director of Surface Warfare and he was the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations from 2003 to 2004.
In 1985, Adm. Mullen graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master's of Science degree in Operations Research, and in 1991, he completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
As Commander, Joint Force Command Naples, Adm. Mullen currently has operational responsibility for NATO missions in the Balkans, Iraq, and the Mediterranean. As Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, he is responsible for providing overall command, operational control, and coordination of U.S. naval forces in the European Command area of responsibility. He assumed his duties on 8 October 2004.
Updated: 8 October 2004


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