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.

James Mattis
James Mattis official Transition portrait.jpg
26t Unitit States Secretar o Defence
Assumed office
Januar 20, 2017
PresesDonald Trump
Precedit biAsh Carter
Commander o Unitit States Central Command
In office
August 11, 2010 – Mairch 22, 2013
PresesBarack Obama
Precedit biJohn R. Allen (Actin)
Succeedit biLloyd Austin
Commander o the Unitit States Jynt Forces Command
In office
November 9, 2007 – August 11, 2010
PresesGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Precedit biLance L. Smith
Succeedit biKeith Huber (Actin)
Supreme Allied Commander o Transformation
In office
November 9, 2007 – September 8, 2009
Precedit biLance Smith
Succeedit biStéphane Abrial
Personal details
Born (1950-09-08) 8 September 1950 (age 69)
Pullman, Washington, U.S.
Poleetical pairtyIndependent
EddicationCentral Washington Varsity (BA)
Militar service
Nickname(s)
  • "Chaos" (callsign)[1]
  • "Warrior Monk"
  • "Mad Dog"[2]
Allegiance Unitit States
Service/branch Unitit States Marine Corps
Years o service1969–2013
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands
Battles/wars
Awairds

ReferencesEedit

  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.