Jim Mattis


Born
in The United States
September 08, 1950


James Norman Mattis (born September 8, 1950) is an American veteran and former government official who served as the 26th United States Secretary of Defense from January 2017 through December 2018. A retired United States Marine Corps general, Mattis served in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War.

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“If you haven't read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren't broad enough to sustain you.”
Jim Mattis, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

“You don’t always control your circumstances, but you can always control your response.”
Jim Mattis, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

“The first is competence. Be brilliant in the basics. Don’t dabble in your job; you must master it.”
Jim Mattis, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

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