Mattis receives honorary doctorate from international affairs school
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Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisBiden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet Rejoining the Iran nuclear deal would save lives of US troops, diplomats The soft but unmatched power of US foreign exchange programs MORE donned his academic regalia on Saturday as he received an honorary doctorate from an international affairs school.

Mattis received the honorary law degree after his commencement address to a group of students at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school in Washington, D.C., focused on national security and military strategy.


A Defense Department Twitter account posted photos of Mattis receiving a stole and posing for pictures with the graduates. 

Mattis earned his bachelor's degree from Central Washington University in 1971 and his master's degree from National War College at National Defense University in 1994.

Mattis, long known as an intellectual among the ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps, served as head of U.S. Central Command before President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE tapped him for Defense chief.