Congressman Lamborn's Statement on Secretary of Defense Mattis' Resignation Announcement

December 21, 2018
Press Release

Washington D.C. - After Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced his upcoming resignation from his post,  Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) released the following statement:

"I was saddened to learn that General Mattis will resign from his post as Secretary of Defense at the end of February, but I am deeply grateful for his unparalleled service to his nation. Secretary Mattis arrived at the Pentagon to a hollowed-out military. Thanks in large measure to his sage advice and hard work, we have stabilized geopolitical hotspots, reoriented our nation towards great power competition, and begun the process of rebuilding and modernizing our military.  Through his life of public service and stoic sacrifice, he has served our country with excellence. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.  Fair winds and followings seas, Marine."