Biography of Jim Mattis

Jim Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general. Mattis was promoted to four-star general and took control of Com/SACT on November 9, 2007. He served as the 26th US secretary of defense from January 2017 through January 2019. During his 44 years in the Marine Corps, he commanded forces in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War.

Famous For

  • He is famous as a four-star general of the United States Marine Corps.
  • He is also known for his great Marine Corps commanding in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. 

Childhood and Early Life of Jim Mattis

Jim Mattis was born on September 8, 1950, in Pullman, Washington, USA. Her birth name is James Norman Mattis. His Zodiac sign is Pisces. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His father's name was  John West Mattis and his mother's name was Lucille (Proulx) Mattis. He has a brother named Tom Mattis. He grew up in  Richland, Washington, and attended the  Richland High School in 1968. Then he attended Central Washington University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also earned a Master of Arts in international security affairs from the National War

 College of National Defense University in 1994. 

Jim Mattis Career History

Mattis was commissioned in the Marine Corps through the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps after graduating from Central Washington University. A career Marine, he gained a reputation among his peers for "intellectualism", and eventually advanced to the rank of general. From 2007 to 2010 he commanded the United States Joint Forces Command and concurrently served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. He was commander of United States Central Command from 2010 to 2013 with Admiral Bob Harward serving as his deputy commander. After retiring from the military, he served in several private sector roles, including as a board member of Theranos. Mattis was nominated as secretary of defense by President-elect Donald Trump, and confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 2017. As secretary of defense, Mattis affirmed the United States' commitment to defending longtime ally South Korea in the wake of the 2017 North Korea crisis. An opponent of proposed collaboration with China and Russia, Mattis stressed what he saw as their "threat to the American-led world order". Mattis occasionally voiced his disagreement with certain Trump administration policies such as the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, withdrawals of troops from Syria and Afghanistan, and budget cuts hampering the ability to monitor the impacts of climate change. On December 20, 2018, after failing to convince Trump to reconsider his decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria, Mattis announced his resignation effective February 28, 2019. Trump later accelerated the departure date to January 1, stating he had essentially fired Mattis. On June 2, 2020, during the protests after George Floyd's killing Mattis publicly criticized Trump, describing him as "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us." 

Achievement and Awards

Jim Mattis has won the following accolades:-

1. Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2 times)

2. Navy Distinguished Service Medal

3. Defense Superior Service Medal

4. Legion of Merit

5. Meritorious Service Medal (3 times) 

Family and Personal Life of Jim Mattis

Mattis has never been married and has no children. He proposed to a woman, but she called off the wedding days before it was to occur, not wanting to burden his career. He is nicknamed "The Warrior Monk" because of his bachelorhood and lifelong devotion to the study of war. 

Body Measurement of Jim Mattis

Jim Mattis is a good looking Guy with a well-maintained body physique. He stands 5 ft 9 inches tall and weighs 80-90 Kg. His hair color is Gray and eye color is Blue. His sexual orientation is Straight. 

Net Worth of Jim Mattis

As of 2020, The net worth of Jim Mattis is estimated to be the US $5 million. He used to earn a salary of $179,700-$200,000 per year being a Marine Corps General. Between 2013 and 2017, while on the board of General Dynamics, Mattis made more than $900,000 in compensation, including company stock. As a  US secretary of defense from January 2017 through January 2019, he earned a salary of $210,700 per year. 

5 Facts About Jim Mattis, Former United States Secretary of Defense

1. After getting busted for underage drinking, Mattis was sentenced by a judge to spend weekends in jail.

2. After Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Mattis was part of a small team of officials who crafted a plan to send Task Force 58 

amphibious ships and a landing force into Camp Rhino in southern Afghanistan.

3.  Mattis said he never took lightly the duty of signing deployment orders to send servicemembers overseas.

4.  Mattis believes that Marines could Have Killed bin Laden Before the SEALs Did. 

5. Mattis famously fired Marine Col. Joe Dowdy, commander of Regimental Combat Team 1, as Marines raced toward Baghdad in March 2003.