U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF


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he Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
Left to Right:
1. General Paul Selva, Vice-Chairman,
 

 
 The Joint Chiefs of Staff are a body of senior uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense who advise:

·      the President of the United States

·      the Secretary of Defense

·      the Homeland Security Council, and

·      the National Security Council

 

The composition of the Joint Chiefs of Staff consists of the:

·      Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Joseph Dunford)

·      Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Paul Selva)

·      Military Service Chiefs from the:

o   U.S. Army (Mark Milley)

o   U.S. Marine Corps (Robert Neller)

o   U.S. Navy (John Richardson)

o   U.S. Air Force (David Goldfein), and the

o   U.S. National Guard Bureau (Joseph Lengyel)

 

each of them is appointed by the U.S. President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Each of the individual Military Service Chiefs, outside their Joint Chiefs of Staff obligations, works directly for the U.S. Secretary of the Military Department concerned, i.e.

·       The Secretary of the Army

·       The Secretary of the Navy, and

·       The Secretary of the Air Force

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The U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (pictured in the photo above are, Left to Right, are each pictured below):
 
 
 
 1. General Paul Selva, Vice-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's second highest ranking
     military officer; U.S. Air Force; Deputy to the Chairman
 
 

 
 
 
2. General Joseph Dunford, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; the nation's highest ranking military officer; U.S. Marines.   
 
 
 

 
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3. General Mark Milley, Army Chief of Staff
    - Senior officer in the Army; reports to the Secretary of the Army
 
 
 
 
 
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4. Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations
    - Senior officer in the Navy; reports to the Secretary of the Navy
 
 
   
 
 
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5. General Robert Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps
    - Senior officer in the U.S. Marines Corps; reports to the Secretary of the Navy
  
  
 
 

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6. General David Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff
    - Senior officer in the Air Force; reports to the Secretary of the Air Force
 
 
 


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7. General Joseph Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard
    - Senior officer in the National Guard
 
 
 
 
 
Army Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the senior noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.
* Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell
  - He is the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces; E9, U.S. Army. He is the senior
    enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


 
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The military heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are intimately involved in personnel assignments to the various Unified Combatant Commands. Each command normally incorporates at least two of the military branches.
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