Dec. 5, 2017
U.S.-Kuwaiti Partnership Forged in 1991 Liberation Endures, Mattis Says
The relationship forged between the United States and Kuwait during the war for Kuwait’s liberation in 1991 continues to grow, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters traveling with him.
Mattis Thanks Kuwaiti Emir for Ongoing Support
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah for his country's ongoing support in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and for Kuwait's hospitality in hosting coalition service members.
Jan. 25, 2017
President Announces Navy Secretary Nominee
President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Philip Bilden, a business leader, former military intelligence officer and Naval War College cybersecurity leader, as the 76th secretary of the Navy.
Jan. 20, 2017
Defense Secretary Issues Message to Nation’s ‘Sentinels and Guardians’
Almost immediately after taking office, Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a message to the men and women of the Defense Department.
Mattis Takes Oath as 26th Defense Secretary
By a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be the 26th secretary of defense, and Vice President Michael R. Pence administered his oath of office shortly afterward.