Admiral Michael G. Mullen
Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (ret.) is president of MGM Consulting, LLC, based in Annapolis, Maryland. MGM Consulting provides counsel to global clients on issues related to geopolitical developments, national security interests, and strategic leadership.
Mullen served as the 28th chief of Naval Operations from 2005 to 2007 and as the 17th chairman of the 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, 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.
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 transitioned off the GM Board in 2019.
Mullen actively supports and participates in a wide swath of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the growth, development, recovery, and transition of military veterans and their family members.
He taught national security decision-making and policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University from 2012–2018, and he currently teaches leadership at the United States Naval Academy. He holds a master's degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School.
In addition to his position as a trustee of Caltech, Mullen is a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval Academy, a Distinguished Alumni of Harvard Business School, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Standing Committees: DEI, chair; JPL, vice chair; JPL Governance Subcommittee, vice chair; Student Experience