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Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Speak at Chartway Arena

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis will discuss his memoir, "Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead," at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The event, "An Evening with General James Mattis," is a ticketed in-person event presented by The Norfolk Forum in partnership with Old Dominion University, and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at this link.

Mattis served more than 40 years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, plus duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as NATO Supreme Allied Commander and as commander of U.S. Central Command comprising 250,000 U.S. and allied troops in combat across the Middle East and South Asia.

After retiring in 2013, he was a Davies Family Scholar at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

He served in the Trump administration as defense secretary from January 2017 through December 2018.

The event will be livestreamed. Any ODU affiliated student, faculty or staff can register to view the lecture via online through this link.

Mattis' book "Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead," will be available at the bookstore for purchase.

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