The Career of General James Mattis

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  • James Mattis was Born

    James Mattis was Born
    James Nicholas Mattis was born in Pullman, Washington.
  • Graduated High School

    Graduated High School
    James Mattis gradtuated from Columbia High School in Richland, Washington. He was the captain of the Varsity Basketball team
    http://richlandbombers.com/gallery/2001/2001Mattis.html
  • Graduated College

    Graduated College
    Mattis received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Central Washington University
    http://www.britannica.com/biography/James-Mattis
  • Commissioned

    During his college career, he also participated in the ROTC program and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant the same time he received his degree
    http://www.britannica.com/biography/James-Mattis
  • 'I Come In Peace"

    'I Come In Peace"
    General Mattis decided to say, "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f* with me, I'll kill you all" to one of the major Sheiks in Iraq.
  • "It's fun to shoot them"

    (In)famous reply: "You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis continued. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/general-its-fun-to-shoot-people/
  • "Mad Dog" At It Again

    "Mad Dog" At It Again
    General Mad Dog Mattis told the Marines in Iraq, "Be polite and professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet". This comes after America was trting to build relations with Iraqi Leaders.
  • CENTCOM

    CENTCOM
    President Obama promotes General Mattis to Central Command Officer, giving him responsibility of all operations in Afghanistan. This comes after revered General Stanley McChrystal was relieved.
    http://www.britannica.com/biography/James-Mattis
  • "Retirement"

    "Retirement"
    General Mattis retires after several unpolitically correct responses he had to media question. It is rumored that President Obama's officials encouraged a premature retiurement for the well-known General.
    http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/archives/2013/04/05/the-man-the-myths-mattis-as-chaos-retires-marines-recall/78538642/
  • Mattis For President

    Mattis For President
    After many veterans did not like upcoming presidential candidates, many, anonumously, made a "Mattis For President" Campaign. People have actually written his name on the 2016 ballot.