|26th United States Secretary of Defense|
From: January 20, 2017-present
|President||Donald John Trump|
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
James Norman Mattis (September 8, 1950 in Pullman) is the 26th United States Secretary of Defense and retired United States Marine Corps general, he was also responsible as commander for the USCC and the UCC for military operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and Central Asia.
In 2016 he was nominated by then president-elect Donald Trump to become the new defense secretary, on January 20, 2017, he was sworn in.