Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Trump's Pick For Secretary Of Defense Has A Warm And A Human Side

Trump Just Picked General Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis for Secretary of Defense!!


General Mattis on Christmas as Duty Officer:

A couple of months ago, when I told General Krulak, the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, now the chair of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, that we were having General Mattis speak this evening, he said, “Let me tell you a Jim Mattis story.”

General Krulak said, when he was Commandant of the Marine Corps, every year, starting about a week before Christmas, he and his wife would bake hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cookies. They would package them in small bundles.

Then on Christmas day, he would load his vehicle.  At about 4 a.m., General Krulak would drive himself to every Marine guard post in the Washington-Annapolis-Baltimore area and deliver a small package of Christmas cookies to whatever Marines were pulling guard duty that day. 

He said that one year, he had gone down to Quantico as one of his stops to deliver Christmas cookies to the Marines on guard duty.  He went to the command center and gave a package to the lance corporal who was on duty.

He asked, “Who’s the officer of the day?”  The lance corporal said, “Sir, it’s Brigadier General Mattis.”  And General Krulak said, “No, no, no.  I know who General Mattis is.  I mean, who’s the officer of the day today, Christmas day?”  The lance corporal, feeling a little anxious, said, “Sir, it is Brigadier General Mattis.”

General Krulak said that, about that time, he spotted in the back room a cot, or a daybed.  He said, “No, Lance Corporal.  Who slept in that bed last night?”  The lance corporal said, “Sir, it was Brigadier General Mattis.”

About that time, General Krulak said that General Mattis came in, in a duty uniform with a sword, and General Krulak said, “Jim, what are you doing here on Christmas day?  Why do you have duty?”  General Mattis told him that the young officer who was scheduled to have duty on Christmas day had a family, and General Mattis decided it was better for the young officer to spend Christmas Day with his family, and so he chose to have duty on Christmas Day.

General Krulak said, “That’s the kind of officer that Jim Mattis is.”

The story above was told by Dr. Albert C. Pierce, the Director of the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at The United States Naval Academy.  He was introducing General James Mattis who gave a lecture on Ethical Challenges in Contemporary Conflict in the spring of 2006.  This was taken from the transcript of that lecture.

James Mattis; Commander of United States Central Command; In office August 11, 2010 – March 22, 2013: President: Barack Obama: Preceded by: John R. Allen (acting)


To say I am delighted that Trump picked this man to be the Secretary of Defense is a gross understatement!  Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis is the closest possible reincarnation of General George Patton.  He is a Marine (for 43 years on duty.)  He is a man’s man.  He’s the Real Deal.  A man with a brain and a heart.  Read his resume at the link above.  He has done EVERYTHING a career Marine Officer could possibly do – and done it exceedingly well!  He will become the best possible advisor to Trump on all military matters – and be the best man to carry out Trump’s vision to “Make America Great Again.”

In my wildest imagination, I couldn’t have *asked* for a better guardian for America’s safety!  Any Marine General would be ideal; but THIS General is the “pick of the litter”!!  This selection *also* is a direct reflection of Trump’s excellent judgment.  He knows how to pick the right people with the Right Stuff to get the job done!  All of this bodes extremely well for America’s prospects under the Trump Administration.

What a breath of fresh air, compared to the wimp-ass, hand-wringing, quibbling, sniveling incompetents obummer has picked!  We, as a People, are in for a treat.  Let me put it another way:  We will be able to take PRIDE in America again!

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