Gen. Mattis joins General Dynamics board

Known as the "Warrior Monk" for his no-nonsense leadership style, Mattis played a vital role in leading the Marine's campaign in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. As commander of the 1st Marine Division in Iraq in 2004, then-Maj. Gen. Mattis was instrumental in leading combat operations during both major U.S. offensives in Fallujah.

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“Jim Mattis is a visionary and an inspiring leader who is renowned for his wisdom, courage and integrity,” said General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic said in a statement. “General Dynamics is honored to have him join our board.”

Mattis is also heading to Dartmouth University in the fall, where he will be a fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding from Sept. 18 to Oct. 7.