U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

 The Joint Chiefs of Staff are the most senior military uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense; they advise:

·      The President of the United States (POTUS)

·      The Secretary of Defense (SecDef)

·      The Homeland Security Council, and

·      The National Security Council

 

The Joint Chiefs have NO operational or command authority; they are high level advisors. Operational & Command is the responsibility of the 11 Unified Combatant Commands (UCCs). [See "Resources" menu to read about the 11 "Unified Combatant Commands".]  

 

Enlisted advisor: Chief Master Sergeant Ramon Colon-Lopez is the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces; E9, U.S. Air Force. He is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to, and reports only to, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

The Joint Chiefs of Staff consists of the:

·      Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Mark Milley)

·      Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Chris Grady)

·      Military Service Chiefs:

o   U.S. Army - Chief of Staff of the Army (General James McConville)

o   U.S. Navy - Chief of Naval Operations (Admiral Mike Gilday)

o   U.S. Air Force - Chief of Staff of the Air Force (General Charles "CQ" Brown)

o   U.S. Marine Corps - Commandant of the Marine Corps (General David Berger)

o   U.S. National Guard Bureau - Chief of the National Guard Bureau (General Daniel Hokanson)

 

each Military Service Chief is appointed by the U.S. President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

 

[Note: the U.S. Space Force and the U.S. Coast Guard are NOT members of the Joint Chiefs.]

 

Each of the individual Military Service Chiefs report directly for their (Civilian) respective U.S. Secretary of their Military Department i.e.


 ·      Secretary of the Army (over the U.S. Army & U.S. National Guard) - Christine Wormuth 

      ·       Under-Secretary of the Army – Gabe Camarillo


·       Secretary of the Navy (over the U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps [U.S. Coast Guard in wartime]) - Carlos Del Toro 

      ·       Under-Secretary of the Navy – Kenneth BeLieu

 

·       Secretary of the Air Force (over the U.S. Air Force & U.S. Space Force) - Frank Kendall 

      ·       Under-Secretary of the Air Force - Gina Ortiz Jones

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Photos of the U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff & other Military Chiefs:

 General Mark A. Milley.jpg
General Mark Milley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; the nation's highest ranking military officer; U.S. Army.    
 
Admiral Chris Grady, Vice-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's 2nd highest ranking military officer; U.S. Navy; Deputy to the Chairman
  
McConville as CSA.jpg 
General James McConville, Army Chief of Staff
    - Senior officer in the Army; reports to the Secretary of the Army
 
 Gilday CNO.jpg
Admiral Mike Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations
    - Senior officer in the Navy; reports to the Secretary of the Navy
 
Gen. David H. Berger.jpg 
General David Berger, Commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps
    - Senior officer in the U.S. Marines Corps; reports to the Secretary of the Navy  
 
This is the official portrait of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr.
General Charles "CQ" Brown, Air Force Chief of Staff
    - Senior officer in the Air Force; reports to the Secretary of the Air Force
 
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General Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard
    - Senior officer in the National Guard; reports to the Secretary of the Army  
 
 SEAC Colon Lopez.jpg
 
* Chief Master Sergeant Ramon Colon-Lopez
  - He is the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces; E9, U.S. Air Force. 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 (UCCs). Each UCC incorporates at least two of the military branches.
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