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Joint Chiefs of Staff

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General Joseph Dunford Praised for Strong Legacy as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

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Air Force chief appointed as new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Air Force chief appointed as new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

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President Trump Picks General Mark Milley As Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff | TIME

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is 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 on military matters. The composition of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is defined by statute and consists of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS), the Military Service Chiefs from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force, and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, all appointed by the President following Senate confirmation. Each of the individual Military Service Chiefs, outside their Joint Chiefs of Staff obligations, works directly for the Secretary of the Military Department concerned, i.e., Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force.