ENCORE: Leadership in Times of Crisis
Gen. James Mattis
The Columbia Basin Badger Club is proud to offer an ENCORE presentation of our June 18, 2020 Badger Forum with General James N. Mattis on December 17.
General Mattis grew up in Richland, WA and graduated from Central Washington State University in 1972. He joined the Marine Corps and served more than 40 years as a Marine Corps infantry officer, leading increasingly larger commands in the first Gulf War and Afghanistan.
In 2003 he commanded the 1st Marine Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later served concurrently as commander U.S. Joint Forces Command and as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the Commander of U.S. Central Command, comprised of 250,000 U.S. and allied troops serving across the Middle East and South Asia.
Retiring in 2013, he was a Davies Family Scholar at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He subsequently served as the nation’s 26th Secretary of Defense from January 2017 through December 2018.
More than 1100 people from around the globe registered for the live Badger Forum in June. General Mattis’ thoughts about leadership in a time of crisis are as relevant today as they were then. There is no charge for this Encore Forum, but advance registration is required.