James norman mattis (born september 8, 1950) is a retired united states marine corps general and former government official who served as the 26th united states 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. Would-be attorney general jeff sessions, who sees gay marriage as. Who called the supreme court ruling that legalized gay marriage. Bush nominated mattis to the rank of general to command the u. Your military mattis to spicer ive killed people for a living. The bad news is that some are using mattiss resignation to scold the general for not being sufficiently woke. Browse the independents complete collection of articles and commentary on general james mattis. Mattis proposed to a woman & she called off the wedding in 1981 mattis was almost married once, back in the 1980s. The daily mail reported that he was engaged to alice clark, but she left him. James mattis, known to his troops as mad dog mattis, is retiring after 41 years of military service. The marine corps times is calling mattis the most revered marine in a generation.