July 8th, 2010
02:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Mattis tapped to head CENTCOM

Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has been chosen as the new head of U.S. Central Command.
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has been chosen as the new head of U.S. Central Command.

Washington (CNN) - Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has been chosen as the new head of the U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday.

Mattis replaces Gen. David Petraeus, who was recently tapped by President Barack Obama to head the military campaign in Afghanistan.


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