James Mattis

First female Infantry Division commander will serve in U.S. military

Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who served in Iraq, will become the first woman to command a U.S. Army Infantry Division later this month, ABC reports.

The backdrop: Last year, then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said "the jury is still out" on whether a 2015 U.S. military policy allowing women to serve in traditionally all-male combat roles was been successful, since too few women had participated.

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announces new book

In this image, Mattis looks at Trump as both men sit.
Jim Mattis and President Trump in a meeting with military leaders on October 23, 2018. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' new book comes out on July 16, but it won't be a "tell-all" about President Trump, the AP reports.

Details: Random House says "Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead" will primarily be about Mattis' military career, including accounts from Afghanistan and Iraq. The book will also "touch upon events over the past couple of years," according to a Random House spokesperson who spoke to the AP.