General Dynamics Elects Jim Mattis to Board of Directors

August 7, 2019 – The board of directors of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has elected James N. Mattis to be a director of the corporation, effective August 7. Mattis, age 68, is the Davies Family Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the 26th United States Secretary of Defense from January 2017 to December 2018. Mattis commanded troops at all levels during his 43-year career as an infantry Marine, retiring in 2013. His major command assignments included U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO’s supreme allied…

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DoD Ready to Respond After Hurricane Nate

Defense Department personnel stand ready to respond in the Gulf Coast for any request for assistance following Hurricane Nate. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pre-approved DoD lifesaving and life-sustaining support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to the hurricane. The storm, which has since weakened to a tropical depression, made its first landfall last night in southeastern Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center, and made its second landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, also as a Category 1 storm. Northcom Fully Engaged U.S. Northern Command…

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F-35’s UK Arrival Moves Closer with £80m Contract Award

March 31, 2017 – Lockheed Martin has sub-contracted work worth £40m to BAE Systems and together the two companies will form a team of more than 100 skilled technicians at RAF Marham, who will provide engineering and technical expertise, deliver air-crew and ground-crew training, facilitate routine maintenance and help to manage the jets’ global supply chain. BAE Systems will take the lead sustainment role for F-35 in the UK with Lockheed Martin continuing as prime contractor for global operations. The award was announced by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon during…

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Defence Secretary welcomes US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the UK

March 31, 2017 – Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon welcomed Secretary Jim Mattis to London today for his first visit to the UK as US Defense Secretary. They reviewed a number of defence and security issues, including the need for NATO modernization and increased defence spending by all members, progress in the fight against extremism, including Daesh in Iraq and Syria, and joint equipment and defence trade programs. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: We have no closer friend than the United States and across the globe our nations are…

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Mattis, Canadian Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon

February 6, 2017 – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Canada’s Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon today, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. It was Mattis’ first time hosting a defense counterpart as secretary of defense, Davis said. Mattis and Sajjan reaffirmed the U.S.-Canada defense relationship, emphasizing their commitments to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and continental defense, and agreeing to deepen cooperation to protect North America, noting that 2018 will be NORAD’s 60th anniversary, Davis said. Mattis addressed enhancing North American…

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