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As a junior officer, he served in various leadership positions aboard USS Collett (DD-730), USS Blandy (DD-943), USS Fox (CG-33) and USS Sterrett (CG-31). He has commanded three ships: the gasoline tanker USS Noxubee (AOG-56), the guided missile destroyer USS Goldsborough (DDG-20), and the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48); and has also commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group Two and the George Washington Battle Group. Mullen’s last command at sea was as Commander, U.S. Second Fleet/Commander, NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic (COMSTRIKFLTLANT).
Although the office of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is considered very important and highly prestigious, neither the Chairman nor the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a body have any command authority over combatant forces. The chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense directly to the commanders of the Unified Combatant Commands. However the chiefs do have authority over personnel assignments and oversight over resources and personnel allocated to the combatant commands within their respective services. The Chairman may also transmit communications to the combatant commanders from the President and Secretary of Defense  as well as allocate additional funding to the combatant commanders if necessary. He also performs all other functions prescribed under 10 U.S.C. § 153 or allocates those duties and responsibilities to other officers in the joint staff under his name.
Who has never seen a day of combat.
Is going to decide your fate.
Look at his awards.
Not one of them is battle related.
This man is a clown, given to you by the Elite.
And this man, never having served in a real battle, is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Happy dying clowns.
Originally posted by rcwj75
You think the administration would actually select a soldier with experiance who MAY defy and not agree with the retards in suits on the hill???????? They always select some clown who has his college degree, has all sorts of SELF-APPOINTED awards, makes his resume look awesome...but in reality he has ZERO experiance with how to deal with combat or military operations. This is nothing new...just more DC BS!!!
Originally posted by rcwj75
Who put him in for the cross? I bet either HE did or his unit recieved it so he of course gets to wear it too. But sorry, I want a GROUND soldier in that office. Not a guy who sat in a ship tower hundreds of miles away from the WAR. Not a guy who had the nicest quarters on a ship while the other men had to share bunks and hope to get sleep. I can pretty much bet his life has NEVER been in danger, never been shot at, never shot at anyone, etc...he again spent his time on ships nowhere near combat...and as an officer on those ships didn't do to much anyway except talk on the phone alot and tell his other officers what to do.
Imagine a guy who ran a fueling ship, strategizing a platoon or company of Marines or Army infantry to take over a town, etc....my guess is he won't even take part in it, he will order someone who knows the ropes to create the OP order and if its a success he will take the credit.
The Vietnam Gallantry Cross appears to show some combat experience.
The Vietnam Gallantry Cross also is issued as a unit award which is an entirely separate decoration from the full sized medal. Known as the "Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm," the unit citation award was created in 1968 and was issued as the Gallantry Cross ribbon, with a metal palm device, enclosed within a gold frame. The unit citation was issued in the name of South Vietnam to any military unit which distinguished itself to the same level as would be required for the individual award. Regulations for the issuance of the Vietnam Gallantry Cross permit the wearing of both the individual and unit award simultaneously, since they both are considered separate decorations. The Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm was issued to every Allied nation which provided military support to Vietnam between 1 March 1961 and the fall of Saigon in April 1975. The unit decoration thus became the most commonly awarded Vietnamese decoration to foreigners, second only to the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Originally posted by Snooze
I find his bio acceptable. I applaud his commitment that, "The U.S. military must remain apolitical at all times… It is and must always be a neutral instrument of the state, no matter which party holds sway." www.iht.com... Who would you choose for this position? Do you really mean to imply that a Navy man is less of a soldier than those in the Army or Marines?