Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an avid fan of communicating via social media and he recently announced via a YouTube video that he wants Soldiers, Veterans, Family members, and “anyone who cares about folks in the military” to record a video asking him a question and submit it by midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on August 31.
As SPC 3rd Class William Selby states in the promotional video, this is an excellent opportunity to get the “straight scoop, straight from the top.”
In addition to YouTube, Adm. Mullen is active on Twitter and Facebook, and if you want to stay on top of the latest news from our nation’s top military officer, following him on Twitter and becoming a Fan of his on Facebook are great ways to stay connected.
The chairman is known for making a point to talk to troops and Family members and according to an ArmyTimes article, Adm. Mullen views social media as another way to have a conversation:
“The widely traveled Mullen makes a point of talking to troops and family members at every stop. ‘This latest effort allows him to reach out in a different way’, said his spokesman, Navy Capt. John Kirby.
‘The chairman really wants to have a conversation with the troops akin to the way he does at all-hands calls at bases all over the world,’ Kirby said. ‘He wanted that conversation to be as interactive as possible and reflective of what is on their minds.’ “
If you are an AW2 Soldier, Veteran, or Family member and decide to post a video question to Adm. Mullen, please share your video question with us by posting a link to it in the comments of this post.
If you are an active servicemember, keep in mind that you need to record your question on your own time and not using any military computers or equipment.
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