U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

 The Joint Chiefs of Staff are a body of senior military uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense who 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 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 (John Hyten)

·      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)

o   U.S. Space Force - Chief of Space Operations (General John Raymond)

 

each of them is appointed by the U.S. President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate and each of the individual Military Service Chiefs works directly for their (Civilian) respective U.S. Secretary of their respective Military Department i.e.


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

·       Secretary of the Navy (U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps [in Wartime, U.S. Coast Guard is included]) - Carlos Del Toro (Nominee)

·       Secretary of the Air Force (U.S. Air Force & U.S. Space Force) - John P. Roth

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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
  
 
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 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
  
 
 Official portrait of Air Force Gen. John W. 'Jay' Raymond, for his position as commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., taken Oct. 14, 2016. U.S. Air Force photo.

John William "Jay" Raymond is a United States Space Force General serving as its 1st chief of space operationsHe is the Space Force's highest-ranking officer. Reports to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

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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