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 11 Unified Combatant Commands (UCCs). See the "Resources" menu for what makes up the UCCs. 

 

There is an 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 from the:

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), and the

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

o   U.S. Space Force (Major General John E. Shaw)


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.

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

·       Secretary of the Navy (U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps; and Coast Guard {in wartime}) - Thomas Modly (Acting)

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

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The U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff are:

 General Mark A. Milley.jpg
General Mark Milley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; the nation's highest ranking military officer; U.S. Army.   
 
 
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General John T. Hyten, Vice-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's second highest ranking military officer; U.S. Air Force; Deputy to the Chairman [Currently vacant - November 20, 2019]
 
  
 
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General James McConville, Army Chief of Staff
    - Senior officer in the Army; reports to the Secretary of the Army
 
 
  
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Admiral Mike Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations
    - Senior officer in the Navy; reports to the Secretary of the Navy
 
 
 
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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
  
  

 
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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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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 (UCCs). Each UCC incorporates at least two of the military branches.
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