Admiral Mullen to Attend Honorary Ceremony for IDF Chief of Staff

Admiral Mullen to attend honorary ceremony bidding farewell to IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi

Navy Adm. Mullen and Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi at the Pentagon in November, 2010. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Military, Admiral Michael G. Mullen, is expected to arrive in Israel on Sunday, February 13th. Admiral Mullen will participate in the event bidding farewell to the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi.

This is Admiral Mullen’s fifth visit to Israel, during which he is scheduled to meet the President, Mr. Shimon Peres, Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak, the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and the incoming Chief of the General Staff, Major General Benny Gantz.

Admiral Mullen will be accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Deborah Mullen, as well as other senior officers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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