Chile decorated the head of the Army Forces of the US

The Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy, Admiral Rodolfo Codina, and the Ambassador of Chile in the US, Mariano Fernández, decorated with the "Orden del Mérito Naval en el Grado de Comendador" to Admiral Michael Mullen, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Admiral Mullen has the military position of greater hierarchy within the Department of Defense of the US.

From July 2006 to October 2007 he acted as Head of Naval Operations of the Navy of the United States . From that position, he significantly contributed to strenghten the relations between the Chilean Navy and the one of the United States, increasing the participation in joint exercises and the interchange of personnel.

Chilean Ambassador, Mariano Fernández, Admiral Michael Mullen, and Chilean Admiral Rodolfo Codina.