Newly minted Secretary of Defense James Mattis sent a message to all Department Of Defense employees on his first day as Pentagon Chief. And what he said was truly inspiring!
In a message dated January 20, Mattis noted that he’s happy to return to duty, and that he’s looking forward to working alongside the Intelligence Community to serve as the “sentinels and guardians of our nation.”
It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense.
“Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the Department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind.
Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future. Recognizing that no nation is secure without friends, we will work with the State Department to strengthen our alliances. Further, we are devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense, thereby earning the trust of Congress and the American people.I am confident you will do your part.
I pledge to you I’ll do my best as your Secretary”.
The Department of Defense also tweeted out this video of Mattis arriving at the Pentagon on his first full day as Secretary of Defense:
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) January 21, 2017
Who is happy to have this man running our Department of Defence?! We are! God bless, patriots!