Monday, December 31, 2018

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Jim Mattis’ In His Own Words

Secretary of Defense James Mattis meets with Lithuania's Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis at the Pentagon on Nov. 28, 2018. (Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith/DoD)

Military Times: Mattis’ two years at the Pentagon, in his own words

On his first day on the job, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spent four hours at the Pentagon. He had in-briefings, met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford. He even had to take a urine test, like every other service member and civilian employee.

He also sent out a carefully thought-out message to every service member and defense civilian employee.

“We are the sentinels and guardians of our nation,” Mattis wrote. “We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the Department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind.”

Read more ....

WNU Editor: This is how the transfer of authority will occur .... On New Year's Eve, A Brief Phone Call Will Mark The End Of Mattis' Tenure As Defense Secretary (Task & Purpose).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, General Mattis, for your service!