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Military July 27, 2018

By Katie Lange: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Celebrates 71 Years Today
 
 
Wiki: 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,[1] all appointed by the President following Senate confirmation.[2] 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.[3][4][5][6]

Following the Goldwater–Nichols Act in 1986, the Joint Chiefs of Staff do not have operational command authority, either individually or collectively, as the chain of command goes from the President to the Secretary of Defense, and from the Secretary of Defense to the Commanders of the Combatant Commands.[7] Goldwater–Nichols also created the office of Vice Chairman, and the Chairman is now designated as the principal military adviser to the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council, the National Security Council and the President.[8]

The Joint Staff (JS) is a headquarters staff in the Pentagon, composed of personnel from each of the five armed services, that assists the Chairman and the Vice Chairman in discharging their responsibilities and is managed by the Director of the Joint Staff (DJS), who is a lieutenant general or Navy vice admiral.[9]

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DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue
 
 
 
 
By James Clark: The Omaha Beach Landing In ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Changed How We Look At WW2
 
 
 
 
By Alexandra Seltzer The Palm Beach Post: Florida Official Resigns After Cursing Out Army Veteran As ‘Traitor’ On Facebook
 
 
 
 
By Claire Z. Cardona, The Dallas Morning News: The Teenage Love Triangle That Sent The Texas ‘Cadet Killers’ To Prison 20 Years Ago
 
 
 
 

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A military working dog wears his Doggles, his assigned Personal Protective Equipment to protect his eyes, as a Chinook Helicopter takes off, kicking up dust and debris, during an Air Assault operation by Soldiers of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducted May 11. The Soldiers visited a remote village in the Parwan Province to conduct a key leader engagement with village elders. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Brace, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)