Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Formation1942
HeadquartersThe Pentagon
LeaderChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Staff1,500
The most senior military leaders in the United States

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is the body of the most senior uniformed leaders within the United States Department of Defense, that advises 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 a chairman (CJCS), a vice chairman (VJCS), the service chiefs of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and the chief of the National Guard Bureau.[1][2]

JCS' first formal meeting was held on 9 February 1942, to coordinate operations between War and Navy Departments. With the end of World War II, the Joint Chiefs of Staff was officially established under the National Security Act of 1947.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and several combatant commanders gathered at the Pentagon on 1 July 1983.


 

An event carried out

EventDescription
Operation NorthwoodsA plan devised within the US government in the early 1960's to carry out terrorist attacks on US citizens and have them blamed on Cuba. Never implemented.

 

A Document by Joint Chiefs of Staff

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
File:2015 US National Military Strategy.pdfmilitary strategy documentJuly 2015US/Exceptionalism
US/Military
Offical 2015 strategy of the US military concerning its equipment, deployments and doctrines.

 

A document sourced from Joint Chiefs of Staff

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:2015 US National Military Strategy.pdfmilitary strategy documentUS/Exceptionalism
US/Military
July 2015Joint Chiefs of StaffOffical 2015 strategy of the US military concerning its equipment, deployments and doctrines.


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