Hafner told him that he hoped Mattis would one day become Commandant of the Marine Corps, but Mattis told him that wasn't likely, since he said, "I don't have the best track record with quotes." The general asked if there was anything he could do for the sergeant, and he told him he'd like his Kevlar helmet back — bloodied but still intact — which the hospital had taken away from him.The next time he got out of surgery, Hafner told BI, "There was my helmet sitting there at the foot of my bed." "When you go to General Mattis you better have your facts in line, because he probably already knows," Kent told Business Insider, though he added that he welcomed input from others.Sam is quickly revealed as being the more worldly of the two.
" "And the Marine said, 'Sir, Brigadier General Mattis,'" Krulak later told Stars & Stripes.
"He put a hand on my shoulder; gave me, over my protestations, his own seat behind his desk; and pulled up a chair to the side.
Rahim, who had been under surveillance, was shot and killed by authorities on June 2, 2015, after he lunged at them with a knife when they approached him in Boston, prosecutors said.
Wright has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial. Siegmann said Islamic State recruiter Junaid Hussain communicated instructions about the plot to kill Geller directly to Rahim from overseas in May 2015.
"He just gave him the thumbs up." He added: "One thing he didn’t like was when Marines were in the dirt, and senior leadership was in a cozy little area." Mattis' philosophy, according to Kent, was that if the junior Marines were in the dirt, so was everyone else at the top. That’s the best type of leader for any organization.
He’s not the type that’s 'do as I say, not as I do.' He's out there doing it." Hafner had just come to after having surgery, and attendants told him that Mattis was coming for a visit.
But, "when you leave a meeting, there is no doubt in your mind the direction of where Gen.
Nicholas Rovinski admitted he conspired with two Massachusetts men to kill Geller and attempted to recruit others to carry out additional violent attacks in the United States in a change-of-plea-hearing. A courtroom sketch from June 12 2015 depicts, Nicholas Rovinski, second from right, of standing with his attorney William Fick, right, as Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, presides during a hearing in federal court in Boston.
As it turns out, according to a number of those who served with him, the more than 3 million civilian and military personnel of Do D can expect a well-read history buff with a strategic mind, a senior man who is not above talking to even the most junior personnel, and a sometimes gruff, opinionated leader who isn't afraid to tell it like it is.
Business Insider spoke with a number of people who served with Mattis, and gathered up other anecdotes, to understand what the former four-star general is really like when he's in charge. He was initially angry that there was another Marine either not sleeping or away from the hole they were supposed to be in, but then he realized, "It was General Mattis." "He had stopped to talk to the sergeant and the lance corporal." Mattis was doing the same thing that Fick was doing: Checking on the junior Marines.
Charles Krulak always brought cookies to officers and other troops in the D. " The lance corporal there said, "Sir, it's Brigadier General Mattis." After a brief back-and-forth where Krulak thought he was being misunderstood, he said, "OK ...