By Michelle Arrouas
March 4, 2014

General Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis is among the most revered top brass of the U.S. Marine Corps, and apparently he’s something of an expert orator too.

At a recent award dinner at the Marine Corps University Foundation he was awarded the Semper Fidelis Award, honoring a leader exemplifying high principles and dedicated service.

The 63-year-old subsequently addressed the crowd for what the Marine Times is saying might be the “most motivating speech of all time.”

Read some highlights below and judge for yourself.

Oorah!

[The Marine Times]

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