The Total Badass We Call “Mad Dog” Mattis Is Living Up To His Name
When Mattis has to take matters into his own hands, you watch the hell out! The man doesn’t let anything stop him.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis showed what he was made of on Friday when he became aware that traffic might make him late for a speech he was scheduled to deliver.
Mattis was traveling to Johns Hopkins University to unveil the newest version of the National Defense Strategy when it became apparent that the motorcade was going to be late, according to the Independent Journal Review.
Being late was not on the retired Marine’s agenda, so he got out of the vehicle and walked the last 15 minutes to make it on time.
Dana White, chief spokesman for the Pentagon, posted an image of Mattis and his staff walking to their destination.
#SecDef Mattis refuses to be late, so he walked the last 15 minutes of his trip to @SAISHopkins where he delivered remarks on the #NationalDefenseStrategy: https://t.co/wNZ30RxKH7 #NeverLate #AlwaysOnTime pic.twitter.com/klMH2AlR2O
— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) January 19, 2018
With nicknames like “Mad Dog” and “Warrior Monk,” no one should be surprised that Mattis took matters into his own hands to make it to his scheduled speech.
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With over four decades of military service under his belt, Mattis has proven that he is dedicated to his job and his country.
During his speech, Mattis laid out a new national defense strategy that focuses on competitiveness.
Are you surprised that Mattis walked to his speech?
“Great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of U.S. national security,” Mattis said, Fox News reported.
“We face growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia, nations that seek to create a world consistent with their authoritarian models,” he added.
He also said that America’s ability to respond to threats has declined over time.
“Our competitive edge has eroded in every domain of warfare — air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace — and is continually eroding,” he said, adding that modernization is key to a strong military.
“To those who would threaten America’s experiment in democracy: if you challenge us, it will be your longest and worst day,” he said.
It sounds like Mattis is just what America needs to bring our military up to snuff.