Pickering was never a General. Mullins was an Admiral and Chairman Joint Chiefs. Y’all make your own conclusions based off these brief snips.
Pickering entered on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1959, and later served in the Naval Reserve to the grade of Lieutenant Commander. Between 1959 and 1961, he was assigned to the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the State Department and later to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. From 1962 to 1964 Pickering served in Geneva as political adviser to the U.S. Delegation to the 18-Nation Disarmament Conference.
President Barack Obama nominated General Martin E. Dempsey as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Memorial Day. Dempsey had been sworn in as Army chief of staff the previous month. On September 30, 2011, Mullen officially retired from the military when his term as Chairman ended.
In December 2012, one year into his retirement, the Admiral was in the news again, for having been the target of a computer hacking, a situation that led to subsequent FBI investigations. In 2013, Mullen joined the board of General Motors.
Per this article Mullen was hacked and his Computor were confiscated by the FBI, this is another example of an incident that allows someone to be compromised . Adm Hillary is off limits and if not we will have to release what we found.
The FBI is hunting for foreign hackers who targeted retired Adm. Mike Mullen’s personal computers, according to a report.
Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was targeted on computers he used while working at the U.S. Naval Academy after his retirement, The Wall Street Journal reported.
FBI agents confiscated two of Mullen’s computers in October and returned them in November, according to the report.
According to Mullen’s aides, however, he did not save or view classified information on his personal computers, the Journal reported.
Earlier this week, Switzerland’s intelligence service warned the U.S. and Britain that secret counter-terrorism information may have been compromised in a security breach.