Mullen poised for second term as head of Joint Chiefs

Adm. Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is poised to serve a second term as the nation's top military officer.

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold Mullen's confirmation hearing Sept. 15.

President Obama sent Mullen's nomination to the Senate already in May.

Mullen's first two-year term as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ends Oct. 1. President George Bush nominated Mullen on June 28, 2007. Mullen, who is well regarded on both sides of the aisle, took his post on Oct.1, 2007.

-Roxana Tiron

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