Joint Chiefs of Staff
|Joint Chiefs of Staff|
|Leader||Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff|
|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.
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.
An event carried out
|Operation Northwoods||A 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
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|File:2015 US National Military Strategy.pdf||military strategy document||July 2015||US/Exceptionalism|
|Offical 2015 strategy of the US military concerning its equipment, deployments and doctrines.|
A document sourced from Joint Chiefs of Staff
|File:2015 US National Military Strategy.pdf||military strategy document||US/Exceptionalism|
|July 2015||Joint Chiefs of Staff||Offical 2015 strategy of the US military concerning its equipment, deployments and doctrines.|
- 10 USC 151. Joint Chiefs of Staff: composition; functions