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Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis joins the board of General Dynamics

General Dynamics · August 7, 2019
Jim Mattis
Jim Mattis, Board Director at General Dynamics

General Dynamics have appointed Jim Mattis, who served as the 26th United States Secretary of Defense from January 2017 to December 2018, to its board of directors. Mattis previously served on the board from August 2013 to January 2017 before becoming Secretary of Defense. General Dynamics is the fifth-largest defense contractor in the United States.

Mattis commanded troops at all levels during his 43-year career as an infantry Marine, retiring in 2013. His major command assignments included U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO's supreme allied commander for transformation. At U.S. Central Command, he directed military operations of more than 200,000 military personnel across the Middle East.

In a statement, Chairman & CEO of General Dynamics Phebe Novakovic said: "Jim is a thoughtful, deliberate and principled leader with a proven track record of selfless service to our nation. We are honored to have him on our board."

Meet the team behind General Dynamics here.

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