James Mattis

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James Mattis
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26t Unitit States Secretar o Defence
Assumed office
Januar 20, 2017
Preses Donald Trump
Precedit bi Ash Carter
Commander o Unitit States Central Command
In office
August 11, 2010 – Mairch 22, 2013
Preses Barack Obama
Precedit bi John R. Allen (Actin)
Succeedit bi Lloyd Austin
Commander o the Unitit States Jynt Forces Command
In office
November 9, 2007 – August 11, 2010
Preses George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Precedit bi Lance L. Smith
Succeedit bi Keith Huber (Actin)
Supreme Allied Commander o Transformation
In office
November 9, 2007 – September 8, 2009
Precedit bi Lance Smith
Succeedit bi Stéphane Abrial
Personal details
Born (1950-09-08) 8 September 1950 (age 68)
Pullman, Washington, U.S.
Poleetical pairty Independent
Eddication Central Washington Varsity (BA)
Militar service
  • "Chaos" (callsign)[1]
  • "Warrior Monk"
  • "Mad Dog"[2]
Allegiance  Unitit States
Service/branch  Unitit States Marine Corps
Years o service 1969–2013
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General

James N. Mattis (born September 8, 1950)[3] is a retired Unitit States Marine Corps general wha last served as the 11t commander o Unitit States Central Command frae August 11, 2010 tae March 22, 2013. He is nou Secretar o Defence.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kovach, Gretel C. (January 19, 2013). "Just don't call him Mad Dog". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  2. Boot, Max (March 2006). "The Corps should look to its small-wars past". Armed Forces Journal. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  3. "Nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Second Session, 111th Congress" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved June 3, 2015.