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James N. Mattis

The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy adviser to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and policy related to all matters of direct concern to the Department of Defense, and for the execution of approved policy. Under the direction of the President, the Secretary exercises authority, direction and control over the Department of Defense. The Secretary of Defense is a member of the President's Cabinet and of the National Security Council. Biography

Travels With Mattis: May 2018 - Mattis Visits Colorado

Mattis Visits Colorado

May 2018

Colorado

Travels With Mattis February 2018: Mattis Visits Italy, Belgium, Germany

Mattis Visits Italy, Belgium, Germany

February 2018

Italy, Belgium, Germany

Travels With Mattis January 2018: Mattis Visits Indonesia, Vietnam, Hawaii

Mattis Visits Indonesia, Vietnam, Hawaii

January 2018

Indonesia, Vietnam, Hawaii

Travels With Mattis January 2018: Mattis Visits Vancouver, Idaho

Mattis Visits Vancouver, Idaho

January 2018

Vancouver, Idaho

Travels With Mattis December 2017: Mattis Visits Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Kuwait

Mattis Visits Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Kuwait

December 2017

Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Kuwait

Travels With Mattis November 2017: Mattis Visits Colorado, California

Mattis Visits Colorado, California

November 2017

Colorado, California

Travels With Mattis November 2017: Mattis Visits Finland, Belgium, U.K.

Mattis Visits Finland, Belgium, U.K.

November 2017

Finland, Belgium, U.K.

Travels With Mattis September 2017: Mattis Visits Philippines, Thailand, South Korea

Mattis Visits Philippines, Thailand, South Korea

October 2017

Philippines, Thailand, South Korea

Travels With Mattis September 2017: Mattis Visits Florida

Mattis Visits Florida

October 2017

Florida

Travels With Mattis September 2017: Mattis Visits India, Afghanistan, Qatar

Mattis Visits India, Afghanistan, Qatar

September 2017

India, Afghanistan, Qatar

Travels With Mattis September 2017: Mattis Visits North Dakota, Nebraska, Mexico

Mattis Visits North Dakota, Nebraska, Mexico

September 2017

North Dakota, Nebraska, Mexico

Travels With Mattis August 2017: Mattis Visits Middle East, Europe

Mattis Visits Middle East, Europe

August 2017

Middle East, Europe

Travels With Mattis August 2017: Mattis Visits Washington, California

Mattis Visits Washington, California

August 2017

Washington, California

Travels With Mattis June 2017: Mattis Visits Germany, Belgium

Mattis Visits Germany, Belgium

June 2017

Germany, Belgium

Travels With Mattis June 2017: Mattis Visits Hawaii, Singapore, Australia

Mattis Visits Hawaii, Singapore, Australia

June 2017

Hawaii, Singapore, Australia

Travels With Mattis May 2017: Mattis Visits Denmark, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom

Mattis Visits Denmark, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom

May 2017

Denmark, Lithuania, United Kingdom

Travels With Mattis April 2017: Mattis Visits Middle East, Africa

Mattis Visits Middle East, Africa

April 2017

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Djibouti

Travels With Mattis March 2017: Mattis Visits New York, London

Mattis Visits New York, London

March 2017

New York, London

Travels With Mattis February 2017: Mattis Visits Belgium, Germany, UAE, Iraq

Mattis Visits Belgium, Germany, UAE, Iraq

February 2017

Belgium, Germany, UAE, Iraq

Travels With Mattis February 2017: Mattis Visits South Korea, Japan

Mattis Visits South Korea, Japan

February 2017

South Korea, Japan