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-Established by the National Security Act of 1947
-function is to maintain and employ Armed Forces
includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD); the JCS; the Joint Staff; the Departments of the Army, Navy
(including the US Marine Corps), and Air Force. It also includes the unified combatant commands and forces
dedicated to combined commands, defense agencies, and DoD field activities.
The President appoints the______ with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Serves as principal defense
policy advisor to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and policy related to all
matters of direct and primary concern to the DoD, and for the execution of approved policy.
The SecDef
Assists in matters requiring a long-range view and in formulating broad
defense policy.
The Armed Forces Policy Council
There are _______ Under Secretaries of Defense (Policy; Comptroller; Personnel and Readiness; and Acquisition and Technology) who assist the SecDef.
Appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, ________ is selected from the officers
of the regular components of the Armed Forces.
the CJCS
The operational chain of command runs
from the President to the SecDef to the combatant commanders. However _____________________________ permits the President to authorize communications through the CJCS.
Goldwater-Nichols DoD
Reorganization Act of 1986
places the CJCS in the
communications chain of command.
DoDD 5100.1, Functions of the Department of Defense and Its Major Components
is the principal military advisor to the President, the National Security
Council, and the SecDef.
SecDef may assign to the CJCS responsibility for overseeing the activities of the _________
combatant commands
-Subject to the authority, direction, and control of the President and the SecDef
-serve as
advisors to the President, SecDef, and the National Security Council.
-They provide the strategic direction of the
Armed Forces.
members of the JCS
Members of the JCS consist of
the CJCS; Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS); Chief of Staff (CS),
US Army (CSA); Chief of Naval Operations (CNO); Chief of Staff, US Air Force (CSAF); and Commandant of the
Marine Corps (CMC).
assists members of the JCS in carrying out their assigned responsibilities of strategic direction, unified
operation of combatant commands, and the integration of all land, naval, and air forces into an efficient force.
The Joint Staff

By law,the direction of the Joint Staff rests exclusively with the CJCS.
The President, assisted by the CJCS through the SecDef, establishes _____________ for the performance of military missions.
unified combatant commands
____________ assigns military missions.
The SecDef
deploys,directs, controls, and coordinates the action of the command’s forces; conducts joint training exercises; and controls certain support functions
The combatant commander