Gen James N. Mattis

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Gen. James N. Mattis Was born, in Pullman, Washington on September 8, 1950. Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general and served as the 11th commander of the United States Central Command, Gen. Mattis was responsible for American military operations in the Middle East, Central Asia and Northeast Africa, from August, 2010 to March , 2013.
Before Mattis replaced General Petraeus on August 11, 2010, he commanded the United States Joint Forces Command from November, 2007 to August 2010 and served as NATO 's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation from November 9, 2007 to September 8, 2009. Before that, he was in command of the first Marine Expeditionary Force, United States Marine Forces Central Command, and the 1st Marine Division. Also on December 1, 2016, he was nominated to serve as the US Secretary of Defense by the new President, Donald Trump.

Early life and School Raised by his mother, Lucille Mattis, he was raised in Richland, Washington and graduated from Columbia High School in 1968 and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Washington University in 1971.

In 1969 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and he later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Central Washington University and was a second lieutenant at the

Reserve Officers ' Training Corps on January 1, 1972. During his years of service, Mattis was known to be one of the top among his class, and with a library that has contained thousands of books,…

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