General James Mattis Comes to Dartmouth

According to an article posted on Foreign Policy‘s website, retired Marine general, James Mattis, will be coming to Dartmouth as a Distinguished Visitor at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. General Mattis, who stepped down from his post as Commanding General, U.S. Central Command this past April, has also accepted a position at Stanford University’s conservative think tank, the Hoover Institute. 

As a four-star Marine general, Mattis oversaw all military operations in the Middle East, Central Asia, and East Africa and served as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation between November of 2007 and September of 2009. Given this pedigree, The Dartmouth Review is confident General Mattis will be an excellent addition to the Dickey Center’s faculty and can add a great deal of depth to any campus discussion on “uniting Dartmouth’s strengths… [to address] the world’s challenges.” We applaud the decision of Director Daniel Benjamin to bring him aboard, and can’t wait to see what General Matthis brings to the table when he arrives on campus later this year.  


— Nicholas P. Desatnick