James Mattis (Secretary of Defense) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

James Mattis

Full NameJames Norman Mattis
Nickname(s)"Chaos" (callsign)
"Warrior Monk"
"Mad Dog"
Profession/OccupationMilitary Personnel
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 175 cm
in meters - 1.75 m
in feet inches - 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 75 kg
in Pounds - 165 lbs
Eye ColorHazel Green
Hair ColorWhite
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 8, 1950
Age (as in 2017) 67 Years
Birth PlacePullman, Washington, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownPullman, Washington, U.S.
SchoolColumbia High School, Washington
College/UniversityCentral Washington University, Washington
Educational QualificationDegree in History
FamilyFather- John West Mattis
Mother- Lucille Mattis
Brother- Tom Mattis
Sister- None
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesReading, Listening to Music, Working out, Playing field games
Favorite Things
Favorite BooksWith the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa (E. B. Sledge (1981)),
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer (Nathaniel Fick (2005))
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationNot Known
Marital StatusUnmarried
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$5 Million

James Mattis

Some Lesser Known Facts About James Mattis

  • Does James Mattis smoke?: Not Known
  • Does James Mattis drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Since 1991, serving as a lieutenant colonel during the Persian Gulf War, Mattis has served different posts in the Marine Corps. At the time of retirement, Mattis was the Commander of U.S. Central Command.
  • In 1969, Mattis was enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and on January 1, 1972, he was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
  • At the time of initial planning for the War in Afghanistan, Mattis led Task Force 58 in operations in the southern part of the country, becoming the first Marine Corps officer to command a Naval Task Force in combat.
  • As a major general, Mattis commanded the 1st Marine Division during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequently stabilize the operations during the Iraq War.James Mattis speaking to Marine in Iraq
  • In 2013, Mattis retired from the Marine Corps.
  • After the retirement from the military, Mattis has worked for FWA Consultants and also served as a member of the General Dynamics Board of Directors.
  • Mattis was a board member of the Silicon Valley biotech company ‘Theranos’ from 2013 to January 2017.
  • In December 2015, Mattis joined the advisory board of ‘Spirit of America,’ a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to support the safety and success of American service personnel and the local people who seek to help.
  • On January 20, 2017, in Trump government, Mattis was officially confirmed as Secretary of Defense by a vote of 98–1 in the United States Senate. James Mattis with Donald Trump
  • Mattis is also a notable for his intellectualism and interest in the study of military history and world history.
  • Mattis is co-editor of the book ‘Warriors & Citizens: American Views of Our Military,’ which was published in August 2016.
  • Mattis does not own a television, he stated once.
  • One of Mattis’s more memorable quotes is: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
  • Mattis like killing enemies in war, once he said,”It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”

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