U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

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 Joint Chiefs (oddly enough) have NO operational or command authority --- that being the responsibility of the 10 Unified Combatant Commands (UCCs). See the "Resources" menu for what makes up the "Unified Combatant Commands". 

 

Enlisted advisor: Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell 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.

 

The composition of 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 (John Hyten)


·      Military Service Chiefs:

o   U.S. Army (General James McConville)

o   U.S. Marine Corps (General David Berger)

o   U.S. Navy (Admiral Mike Gilday)

o   U.S. Air Force (General David Goldfein)

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

U.S. Coast Guard (Admiral Karl Schultz)

o  U.S. Space Force (Major General John W. "Jay" Raymond)


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 advisory obligations, works directly for their respective U.S. Secretary of their respective Military Department i.e.

·       Secretary of the Army (U.S. Army) - Ryan D. McCarthy

·       Secretary of the Navy (U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps & in Wartime, U.S. Coast Guard) - Thomas Modly (Acting)

·       Secretary of the Air Force (U.S. Air Force & U.S. Space Force) - Barbara Barrett

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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.   
 
  Hyten VCJCS (2).jpg
General John T. Hyten, Vice-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's 2nd highest ranking military officer; U.S. Air Force; 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
  
 Goldfein CSAF (cropped).jpg
General David Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff
    - Senior officer in the Air Force; reports to the Secretary of the Air Force
 
  Gen Lengyel (2016 4-Star Photo) (cropped).jpg
General Joseph Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard
    - Senior officer in the National Guard; reports to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
 Official photo for Admiral Karl Schultz
 
Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard 
    - Senior officer in the Coast Guard; reports to Homeland Security in peacetime; Secretary of the Navy in wartime. [NOT a member of the Joint Chiefs]
 
 Raymond CSO 2019.jpg
 
General John William "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations 
    - Senior officer in the U.S. Space Force; reports to the Secretary of the Air Force. [NOT a member of the Joint Chiefs]
 
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 (UCCs). Each UCC incorporates at least two of the military branches.
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