Michael Mullen

Michael Mullen

President of MGM Consulting; 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Admiral Mike Mullen is President of MGM Consulting, LLC – which provides counsel to global clients on issues related to geo-political developments, national security interests, and strategic leadership.

ADM Mullen served as the 28th Chief of Naval Operations from 2005-2007, and as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Presidents Bush and Obama from 2007-2011. He led the military during a critical time of change and transition, overseeing the end of the combat mission in Iraq and the development and implementation of a new military strategy in Afghanistan. Mullen advanced the rapid fielding of innovative technologies, championed emerging and enduring global partnerships, and promoted new methods for countering terrorism, all of which culminated in the killing of Osama bin Laden. He spearheaded the elimination of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, ushering for the first time in U.S. military history the open service of gay and lesbian men and women.

ADM Mullen is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, a Distinguished Alumni of Harvard Business School, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and a trustee at Caltech.

Since his retirement from the United States Navy in November 2011, Mullen joined the boards of General Motors and Sprint, as well as Bloomberg Philanthropies. He actively supports and participates in a wide array of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the growth, development, recovery and transition of military veterans and their family members.

Additionally, he taught National Security Decision-making and Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 2012-2018, Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy in 2019 and holds a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.