Defense Secretary James Mattis has “hit the ground running,” appointing his senior military adviser and chief of staff at the Pentagon, Stars and Stripes reported.
Rear Admiral Craig Faller and retired Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney were tapped for the respective posts Monday, the military news outlet reported.
“Mattis hit the ground running,” Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told Stars and Stripes.
Confirmed by the Senate on Friday, Mattis spent four hours at the Pentagon on Saturday and met with Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In his first words to the Defense Department, Mattis told civilian and uniformed personnel that “together with the Intelligence Community, we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation,” Stars and Stripes reported.
“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 may be interested
Revenge: Dem who opposed Pelosi for speaker is blocked from Judiciary Committee seatFox News - Jan 16, 2019
Nancy Pelosi apparently doesn’t forgive fellow Democrats who cross her. On Tuesday the House speaker from California blocked a bid…
Freshman Democrats Turn on Pelosi Over Border Wall, Seek Deal with TrumpBreitbart - Jan 15, 2019
Several freshman Democrat members of the new House of Representatives majority have turned on Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her (more…)
Cuomo’s agenda is going to cost New Yorkers big timeNY Post - Jan 15, 2019
Gov. Cuomo offered something for everyone in his combined State of the State and budget address Tuesday — leaving little…