Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis formerly served as head of U.S. Central Command during the Obama administration.
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WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump, vowing to rebuild a "depleted" military and exercise restraint in using it, officially announced retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as his pick for Mattis is revered in the Marines and is known for his distrust of Iran. Trump's announcement es on the same day as reports that President Obama said he supports requiring women registering for the military h already shown some ability to influence the president-elect, who often spoke of his affinity for generals like e Patton on the campaign trail. This month, after and met in New Jersey, Tags: donald, trump, taps, retired, Trump taps 'Mad Dog' Mattis President-elect Donald will nominate retired Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ to be the 26th secretary of . He would also serve a member of the National Security Council.