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Generals Mattis and Kelly confirmed as U.S. Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, respectively.

Newly appointed Director of Homeland Security (R) Gral. John Kelly and Secretary of Defense (R) Gral. James Mattis, both Marines. The pair have known each other a while, becoming friends after serving together in Iraq. While Mattis was the two-star general in charge of the 1st Marine Division in the 2003 invasion, Kelly served as his one-star assistant commander.

Newly appointed Director of Homeland Security (R) Gral. John Kelly and Secretary of Defense (R) Gral. James Mattis, both Marines. The pair have known each other a while, becoming friends after serving together in Iraq. While Mattis was the two-star general in charge of the 1st Marine Division in the 2003 invasion, Kelly served as his one-star assistant commander. A lot of power for Gral. Mattis.

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s first Cabinet members Friday, formally approving his defense secretary and secretary of homeland security.

The final vote to confirm retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Department of Defense was 98-1. New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the only senator to vote against him, with Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions — Trump’s pick for attorney general — abstaining.
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly similarly sailed through for Homeland Security, though he had more detractors. He was confirmed 88-11. Read article here