James Mattis

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James Mattis
James Mattis official portrait.jpg
26th United States Secretary of Defense
From: January 20, 2017–present
President Donald John Trump
Predecessor Ashton Carter
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Party Independent

James Norman Mattis (September 8, 1950) 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.