U.S. Marine Corps four-star general James Mattis arrives to address at the pre-trial hearing of Marine Corps Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich at Camp Pendleton, California U.S in a March 22, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis. He will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since just after World War II.Mattis, 66, is a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as commander of the U.S. Central Command, responsible for directing America's wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.Mattis hasn't been free of controversy.Mattis was counseled to choose his words more carefully.A year later, Mattis came under scrutiny during one of the more high-profile criminal investigations of the Iraq war, the shooting deaths of 24 Iraqis by Marines.As commander of the accused Marines' parent unit, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Mattis ultimately dismissed charges against most of the Marines.Separately, as a top Marine general, Mattis pushed for the military to adopt blood-testing technology developed by Theranos.As reported by the Washington Post, Mattis first met Theranos founder Elizabeth A. Holmes in 2011 .
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