31 Jan '17, 9pm

Mattis’ Preference to Be Called ‘Jim’ Becomes Sorta Official https://t.co/bgHeeSH6Ay

Mattis’ Preference to Be Called ‘Jim’ Becomes Sorta Official https://t.co/bgHeeSH6Ay

The “just Jim” preferences of new Defense Secretary James Norman Mattis appear to be taking hold in the vast public affairs machinery of the Pentagon. The retired Marine general let it be known last week in a surprise appearance at one of the “gaggles” for defense reporters that “I go by Jim” — and not the “Mad Dog” nickname that President Donald Trump likes so much. On Monday, references to “Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis” began appearing in various Pentagon releases on his statements and readouts of his phone calls and meetings with foreign leaders, such as this: “Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Pentagon today.” The Defense Department also might be going along with the current White House habit of referring to the terror group as “ISIS,” as in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The DoD, State Department and White House...

Full article: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/01/31/mattis-preference-calle...

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