Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense James Mattis

James Mattis
James Mattis
Department of Defense
Department of Defense

USA – -( It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense.

Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation.

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.

Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future. Recognizing that no nation is secure without friends, we will work with the State Department to strengthen our alliances.

Further, we are devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense, thereby earning the trust of Congress and the American people.

I am confident you will do your part. I pledge to you I’ll do my best as your Secretary.


  • 23 thoughts on “Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense James Mattis

    1. I am so happy that this man is in charge.He will make AMERICA great again,I will bet the rules of engagement will change asap for our military,and make them the no#1 fighting force in the world!!!!

    2. I can add little to any of the above posts. Good job so far in spite of the left. At least, Mr. Trump is putting people in these key positions that actually know something about what they are doing. He is trying to get America back on track.

    3. 8 years of Obama and the leeches in charge have almost depleted our great nation, but God has smiled down on us again. Let’s support President Trump and his cabinet. Law and order is back. God is back. Our children will be better educated, not looking up to the wrong heroes such as Beyonce, Jay z and similar scum. Good black people will be elevated among us,keep ALL Muslim out of America and stop the freebies to those who simply do not want to work.I havent heard of the black lives matter stinky crowd in a few days, especially since Jeff Sessions was confirmed. They know whats comkng.

    4. General Mattis: Welcome Aboard, Sir. Great to have a man of your history and integrity. A true Marine and man with whom this nation is secure in peace, and if need be, at war.

      As a career US Army veteran, I’d easily be comfortable (at any point), returning to service, if called upon, to our great nation with you as OUR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. GOD BLESS YOU, AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, GENERAL!

      R.L.H., CPT, US Army, RET

    5. Too many ?Americans? got used to the free phones, housing handouts, free money etc. and the free loaders coming in disguised as refugees (with no women or children among them) getting free Medicare, social security and everything else. In some places I have been these people were called sappers. Do not get me wrong, I believe in helping anyone who needs it but helping people so they can kill us in our own country is crazy. I do not think that banning everyone is the answer but I do think we need to revamp our immigration policies and procedures. I pray President Trump, who I support, will stop Tweeting trash and having temper tantrums and lead us out of this mess created in the last 8 years.

    6. Give credit to the ones that worked around the clock 24-7 putting there lives on the line…..not Obama, the only credit that he did was the credit card that he used to rack up a $100,000.000 dollar bill just on his vacation’s..not counting the shopping trips that his wife and mother n law took globe trod ding………

      1. @Mack Ack, Right, Oblamer and his precision rifle took out Bin Laden, –give us a break. President Obama is not, was not, and will never be a leader. He chose to take the reins of this great nation to attempt to lead from behind which accomplished nothing but to have the leaders of the world’s leader laugh at him. Perhaps your comment was tongue in cheek.

      2. Crime is down because of so many states passing “Shall Issue” laws. If Obama had his way they would all be Never issue states. Credit where it’s due, Oh yeah he didn’t get ANYONE…the Nav. specs did, just saying. He bragged about it enough so perhaps we should remember who REALLY did it.

    7. Some of his former USMC staff have stated that the press nicknamed him “Mad Dog”. The Marines called him “The Warrior Monk”. He has never married and he has over 7,000 volumes on the Art of War! He probably has a plan on file to decimate ISIS.

    8. A good man devoted to God and country who has no doubts about his loyalties and priorities. Our new secretary of defense is a perfect example of what leadership is all about, and no doubt, is not going to win any popularity contest because of it.

    9. Short, succinct, direct and to the point. There is a great benefit to having a General and not a politician in command.

    10. James Mattis is an experienced, educated and ethical leader who is well qualified for the position as Secretary of Defense. I am confident in his judgment and ability. Let us move forward.

    11. When asked by a Navy Seal about General Mattis, his reply was “General Mattis has a bear skin rug. It’s alive but it’s afraid to move.”
      Hu Rah!!
      Semper Fi!!

      1. I’ve read so much about the man. I love what he has done in just a few days and look forward to the next few years.
        As for the bear skin rug., Yeap I’m a believer.
        Keep it up General.

    12. Yes! Finally we’re taking back America from the destructive fools who say, “Let’s be nice to enemies, criminals, government assistance (handout) program leeches, 20 million illegal aliens, foreigners pouring in who hate America and only want money, non-English speakers who refuse to learn and speak English, punks, thugs, thieves, carjackers, and killers.” The last few decades have been HORRIBLY ABUSIVE to good, working, productive, tax-paying, law-abiding, English-speaking, American CITIZENS. Let’s support Trump and his administration and hold them to their policies. DEPORT all illegal aliens, BAN all Muslims from entering America, INCREASE the police and their technologies, TRIPLE all criminal penalties, ENFORCE laws, and REQUIRE English to be spoken and written in public.

      1. You have the right attitude Kevin, But I wonder if we as a nation haven’t slipped too far left, have we wasted too many years. ? We certainly didn’t get any help from either of the Bushes, nor Clinton!! we have been adrift without a compass ever since Reagan!! Barrack Hussien (born in Hawaii) Obama certainly accomplished his agenda! and that was to completely “DESTROY AMERICA” I don’t know how so many people could be so blind and stupid!!!!!!

        1. That’s easy, they were taught by liberal teachers in government run schools and dumbed down to think that America is wrong and Cuba, China, N. Korea are the utopias of the world.

    13. What a blessing to our country! At long last, we are surrounding ourselves with true leaders focused on our country as opposed to self interests.

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