Today, at the White House, urging the Senate to confirm Admiral Michael Mullen and General James Cartwright as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Obsessed With A Nickname
Mike Mullen and “Hoss” Cartwright are experienced military officers.
“Hoss’s” wife got stuck on an airplane.
I’m also nominating an outstanding military officer to serve as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General “Hoss” Cartwright.
And since 2004, he’s served as head of the U.S. Strategic Command. In that position, “Hoss” has been in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal, missile defenses, space operations, information operations, global command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and our nation’s efforts to combat weapons of mass destruction. These are vital responsibilities and “Hoss” has met them with honor, skill and integrity.
Upon confirmation by the Senate, Mike Mullen and “Hoss” Cartwright will succeed two of America’s finest military officers — General Pete Pace and Admiral Ed Giambastiani.
I call on the Senate to quickly confirm Mike Mullen and “Hoss” Cartwright.
One More Nickname
I’m also grateful to Admiral Ed Giambastiani. I just call him Admiral “G.”