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|26t Unitit States Secretar o Defence|
|Assumed office |
Januar 20, 2017
|Precedit bi||Ash Carter|
|Commander o Unitit States Central Command|
August 11, 2010 – Mairch 22, 2013
|Precedit bi||John R. Allen (Actin)|
|Succeedit bi||Lloyd Austin|
|Commander o the Unitit States Jynt Forces Command|
November 9, 2007 – August 11, 2010
|Preses||George W. Bush|
|Precedit bi||Lance L. Smith|
|Succeedit bi||Keith Huber (Actin)|
|Supreme Allied Commander o Transformation|
November 9, 2007 – September 8, 2009
|Precedit bi||Lance Smith|
|Succeedit bi||Stéphane Abrial|
|Born||8 September 1950|
Pullman, Washington, U.S.
|Eddication||Central Washington Varsity (BA)|
|Service/branch||Unitit States Marine Corps|
|Years o service||1969–2013|
James N. Mattis (born September 8, 1950) 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]
- Kovach, Gretel C. (January 19, 2013). "Just don't call him Mad Dog". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Boot, Max (March 2006). "The Corps should look to its small-wars past". Armed Forces Journal. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "Nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Second Session, 111th Congress" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved June 3, 2015.