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January 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to Indonesia and Vietnam to meet with leaders to discuss security challenges and shared interests. He concluded his trip with a visit to Hawaii, where he met with the commander of U.S. Pacific Command.


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Secretary Jim Mattis ABOUT THE SECRETARY

James N. Mattis became the 26th defense secretary Jan. 20, 2017. During more than four decades in uniform, he commanded Marines at all levels, including in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a joint force commander, he commanded U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO's Supreme Allied Command for Transformation and U.S. Central Command.