Thu, Apr 9, 7:30pm

POSTPONED: General James Mattis
The Norfolk Forum

OFFICIAL NORFOLK FORUM STATEMENT: James Mattis at Chrysler Hall on April 9, 2020 has been postponed. This difficult decision was made following the recommendations and mandates by local and federal government authorities to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All tickets for the original event date will be honored for the rescheduled date. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.  If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call us at 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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