General Jim Mattis

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Location: Dallas Baptist University, Pilgrim Chapel 

In partnership with World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Dallas Baptist University 

In conversation with Jim Falk of World Affairs Council

Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis—one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat marine, is a clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world.

Jim Mattis will discuss his storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Recounting his foundational experiences as a leader, Mattis extracts the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas—and short-sighted thinking—now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.

Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all.

“Combining simplicity and thoughtfulness, Jim Mattis has produced a classic account of a lifetime of service. Call Sign Chaos is a lesson in leadership and an evocation of humanity in the cause of peace.” —Henry Kissinger


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