Adm. Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.)
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; President, MGM Consulting
Mike Mullen is President of MGM Consulting, which provides counsel to global clients on issues related to geo-political developments, national security interests and strategic leadership. He served as the 28th Chief of Naval Operations from 2005 to 2007 and as the 17th Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff for Presidents Bush and Obama from 2007 to 2011. He led the military during a critical time of change and transition, advanced the rapid fielding of innovative technologies, championed emerging and enduring global partnerships, and promoted new methods for countering terrorism. He also spearheaded the elimination of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, ushering in the open service of gay and lesbian men and women for the first time in U.S. military history.