Michael Mullen

United States, 1946

Michael Mullen is a retired US Navy admiral, who held the highest rank in the US military, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, from 2007 to 2011. Considered one of the most influential Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in history, Admiral Mullen takes a fresh approach to the most important issues of the 21st century, including America’s global positioning and how business trends and the economic health of the US impact American national security. Admiral Mullen acted as the top military advisor to two presidents – George W. Bush and Barack Obama – and continues to maintain strong relationships with leaders around the globe. He led the military during a critical period of transition, overseeing the end of the combat mission in Iraq and the development of a new military strategy for Afghanistan. Today he shares with audiences his deep experience in leading change in complex organizations, crisis management, strategic planning, budget policy, congressional relations, risk management, technical innovation and cyber security.