• Thu, Aug 6, 7:30pm
  • Chrysler Hall
  • $50 plus applicable fees

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Thu, Aug 6, 7:30pm

NEW DATE: General James Mattis
The Norfolk Forum

Due to ongoing public health concerns, The Norfolk Forum event featuring General James Mattis originally scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at Chrysler Hall has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm. This is the final event of The Norfolk Forum’s 2019-2020 season.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date. If you purchased tickets for this event at Ticketmaster, please visit Ticketmaster.com and log into your account to manage your ticketing options. If you purchased tickets at the Scope Arena Box Office, ticketing questions will be addressed once the venue reopens. If you are a subscriber of The Norfolk Forum and have questions regarding the new date, please contact The Forum directly at [email protected] or 757.627.8672.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense 

A dedicated patriot, intellectual, and strategist, former Secretary of Defense and retired Marine General James N. Mattis exemplifies principled leadership in times of turbulence.

One of the preeminent leaders of his generation, Gen James Mattis has spent nearly 50 years in the service of his country.

A rare combination of thinker and doer, and scholar and strategist, Gen Mattis knows the monumental powers and responsibility of our military forces, and the challenges of our dangerous and complex world. His matchless dedication to his job and country earned him universal respect and reverence – from allies and adversaries alike.

Gen Mattis served as the 26th Secretary of Defense of the United States for nearly two years before resigning with distinction. With his reputation as a sharp analyst and venerable wartime leader, Gen Mattis received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination. A living Marine Corps legend, he made history by securing special permission from Congress to lead the Pentagon, sooner than he was eligible.

A veteran of three wars, Gen Mattis spent much of his career involved in overseas conflict. Described by colleagues and his staff as brave, honest, and humble, Gen Mattis proved to be an exceptional motivator of Marines and developed a leading style that endeared him to his troops.

Gen Mattis speaks with candor and thoughtful analysis about the threats that face our nation and military. Humorous, compassionate, and strategic, he also offers insightful lessons in leadership, with a deep focus on the art of empowering individuals.


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