Thursday, December 1, 2016 – (Omaha, NE) The following is a statement by Congressman-Elect Don Bacon regarding President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s intention to nominate General James Mattis. General Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general who last served as the 11th commander of United States Central Command from August 11, 2010 to March 22, 2013.
“I applaud the President of the United States’ selection of General Mattis to be our next Secretary of Defense. I have watched General Mattis successfully lead our forces in the Middle East in various capacities and I have the utmost respect for him. He’s not only a brilliant warrior, but he is an incredible intellectual who has the ability to inspire our military servicemen and women to achieve greatness. He’s one of the very best military leaders our country has produced,” said Congressman-elect Bacon.