I have read about the Warrior Monk for a number of years now. He is one of the few, the proud and the elite. Having Trump name this man to be his Secretary of Defense just makes my day. Knowing his philosophy I expect his first day in office will be one that sends countless executives and lesser men to the Emergency Room with heart attacks and thromboses and lesser related ills. He believes in what he says and he does what he believes is right. I'd be very surprised if he didn't promptly fire 100 SES and flag officers upon taking up the reins of power at the Pentagon. There is so much dead wood in the navy alone that he could easily fire them all and end up with a handful of commodores running a better Navy than what we have now.
I'm over the press and his fans who repeatedly refer to him as Mad Dog Mattis. This man is probably the best and most prepared mind we ever had as SECDEF. He is no mad dog and yet you know the media and the left will portray him as such for as long as they can get away with it. I can just see their antics when he eliminates the office of diversity at Defense. There are thousands of jobs that contribute zilch to the military affairs or culture and he'll kill them all.
Mr. Mattis, if you need a retired navy guy in any capacity, let me know. I know some. :)