HE’S IN! General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Gives First Message to Troops as Secretary of Defense

mattisWe are celebrating the confirmation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis! It didn’t take him long to get to work. He released a statement to the Department of Defense soon after he was sworn in. And we have it right here for you!

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.

The Department of Defense took to Twitter to congratulate the General.

H/T: The Blaze

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