Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis faced the Senate today in his Defense secretary confirmation hearing. Though it lasted more than three hours, Task & Purpose whittled the hearing down to three key moments where Mattis showed the country exactly why he is called the “Warrior Monk,” and even more so why he is the best man for the job.

When he talked truth about the state of international security.

When he shut down the suggestion that he isn’t in favor of LGBTQ service members or women in combat.

When he was calm in the face of rapid-fire interrogation.