General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis’ sends first message to troops as Secretary of Defense Emmanuel January 21, 2017 Military 9 You Might Like James “Mad Dog” Mattis, is now officially the 26th Secretary of Defense. He has made his first statement in his official role, Friday. Watch below… From The Blaze: The retired Marine general “scholar-soldier” nicknamed “Mad Dog Mattis” by the press released a statement to the Department of Defense soon after his swearing in. “It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense,” he began. 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. He concluded, “I am confident you will do your part. I pledge to you I’ll do my best as your secretary.” Congratulations to James Mattis, our 26th Secretary of Defense. Welcome, sir!#SecDef pic.twitter.com/XJpA2OnTa0 — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) January 21, 2017 Congratulations Mad Dog Mattis! How do you feel about the new Secretary of Defense? Comment and share below! 9 Responses Coleen Harrell January 21, 2017 I think he will do a great job. He sounds tough and he won’t back down to our enemies! We need someone who will fight Isis and terrorist NOT a muslin sympathizer!! Like Obama is! He wanted to invite and move our enemies in and kill us!! I don’t think this general will do that! Thanks to Trump who is now our president!! Things are going to change in Washington now!! I don’t think Trump will allow it. I hope so! Reply JAMES HERRIN January 21, 2017 Thank you to the American people for finally waking up and putting people like General Mattis in the positions that best suit them and all of us here in America!!!! The future once again is bright for all of us! Reply a m ,gameson January 21, 2017 good news for the world Reply TSgt B January 21, 2017 GREAT to have PATRIOTS back in charge!! Congratulations, General Mattis! Reply Marilyn Pliego January 21, 2017 Semper Fi, hero! Reply Michael Hawke January 21, 2017 He’s incredible. Can hardly wait to see this man in action on behalf of our country. Reply Ken Hass January 21, 2017 General Mattis is perfect for the Job. As a Veteran I have 100% confidence in him for all of our Military. God Bless you, Sir! You are an Amazing man! Reply Marge Furman January 21, 2017 Very confident in Gen. Mattison ability &,it’s Tru what he said in his speech that it feels like adults are in control of this nation Reply Ken January 23, 2017 Message to ISIS from Gen “Mad Dog” Mattis … “Be afraid …. Be VERY afraid! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.