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Brown Says 'Trust' at Center of Military Service, POW/MIA Recognition Poster
June 20, 2024 | By C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

The Defense Department today revealed the prisoner of war/missing in action commemorative poster which, leading up to POW/MIA Recognition Day later this year...

Prestigious Fellowship Program Arms Military Officers with Private Sector Perspective
June 17, 2024 | By Joseph Clark, DOD News

After a year embedded in the private sector, the 2023-2024 Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows returned to the Pentagon to brief  [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.] on key organizational and operational insights from some of the nation's top companies...

Brown Emphasizes Role of Partnerships in Addressing Global Challenges 
June 03, 2024 | By Joseph Clark, DOD News

Speaking at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's Global Impact Forum in Washington, Brown said that throughout his nearly four decades in uniform he has seen the vital role collaboration plays in solving complex diplomatic, information and economic challenges...

Joint Staff J-6 Summit Strengthens Collaboration With Combatant Commands
May 31, 2024 | By Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Joint Staff J-6 hosted its annual Command, Control, Communications and Computers, dubbed C4, Cyber Global Summit at the Pentagon last week, convening representatives from across DoD to further efforts in enhancing the Joint Force's C4/Cyber capabilities...

Nation's Leaders Honor Fallen Heroes
May 27, 2024 | By David Vergun, DOD News

[Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.] Austin, President Joe Biden and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., provided remarks today at a Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery...

Brown Honors Families, Loved Ones of Fallen Service Members Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend
May 24, 2024 | By Matthew Olay, DOD News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., offered words of support and gratitude today to opening ceremony attendees of the 30th Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Arlington, Virginia...

Chairman Discusses Challenge Posed by Russia, Strategic Competition
May 22, 2024 | By Jim Garamone, DOD News

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed threats emanating from Russia's invasion of Ukraine and why alliances matter in an era of strategic competition... 

Austin Underscores Unity Among US-led Ukraine Defense Coalition Amid Russian Offensive
May 20, 2024 | By Joseph Clark, DOD News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., who also briefed reporters at the Pentagon following the meeting of the contact group, said the coalition's support is not "merely an act of solidarity," but a "strategic necessity that reinforces broader international security."

Service Chiefs Discuss Role of Partnerships in Meeting Defense Demands
May 14, 2024 | By Joseph Clark, DOD News

The Joint Chiefs of the six armed forces branches came together yesterday for a panel discussion on U.S. defense priorities and military readiness hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Brown, Top Special Warfare Official Underscore Power of Partnerships, Collaboration
May 9, 2024 | By  Matthew Olay, DOD News

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the principal civilian advisor to the secretary of defense for all matters related to Defense Department special warfare both underscored the importance of partnerships and collaboration during a pair of speeches today at the Special Operations Forces 2024 convention in Tampa, Florida...

Austin: FY 2025 Budget Includes 'Tough, But Responsible' Decisions
May 8, 2024 | By  C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., who testified alongside Austin, said he didn't expect that the FY 2025 budget would negatively impact defense operations, and also reinforced Austin's comments, saying that in future budgets there would need to be an increase in top-line funding to refocus on modernization...

Brown: Joint Force Must Maintain Current Edge, Prepare for Emerging Threats
May 8, 2024 | By  Joseph Clark, DOD News

Speaking at the Ash Carter Exchange on Innovation and National Security in Washington, Brown said this approach is critical amid rapidly emerging national security challenges...

DOD's FY 2025 Budget Focuses on Defense, People, Teamwork
April 30, 2024 | By C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

Last month the Defense Department released its fiscal year 2025 budget request, about $849.8 billion in all, and now Congress has invited DOD leaders of all stripes to Capitol Hill to discuss what's in the budget and what the department's thoughts were when creating that budget...

Brown: DOD 'Moving Out' to Get Aid to Ukraine
April 24, 2024 | By Joseph Clark, DOD News

The Defense Department is moving quickly to provide much-needed military assistance to Ukraine, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., said today...

Austin, Brown Underscore Importance of Passing DOD's Proposed FY25 Budget
April 17, 2024 | By Matthew Olay, DOD News

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., testified to the importance of passing the Defense Department's fiscal year 2025 budget request during a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing today...

Brown: Joint Force Must Continually Drive Change as Threats Evolve​
April 17, 2024 | By Joseph Clark, DOD News

The Defense Department must continually drive change and anticipate emerging threats to meet evolving national security demands, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., said yesterday...

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CHAIRMAN'S EXPECTATIONS

The current strategic environment requires that our force continue to advance and adapt to the changing character of war. We must always be prepared to fight and win our Nation's next war. I am confident in our Joint Force. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians, and civilian teammates form the most capable fighting force in the world.

In my Message to the Joint Force on 2 October 2023, I articulated my expectations for the Joint Force:

  • Honing our warfighting skill has primacy in all we do
     
  • Modernize and aggressively lead with new concepts and approaches
     
  • Trust is the foundation of our profession

CHAIRMAN'S LEADERSHIP LIBRARY

CHAIRMAN'S FOCUS ON GLOBAL INTEGRATION

“The Joint Chiefs of Staff, in view of their global responsibilities and their perspective with respect to the worldwide strategic situation, are in a better position than any single theater commander to assess the risk of general war. Moreover, the Joint Chiefs of Staff are best able to judge our own military resources with which to meet that risk.” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Omar N. Bradley in 1951 to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Learn more about global integration and how it informs decision making for the Chairman and the Secretary of Defense and supports the National Defense Strategy.

READOUTS

United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Chiefs of Defense Joint Press Statement
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July 18, 2024 - U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Japan Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Gen. YOSHIDA Yoshihide, and Republic of Korea (ROK) Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Kim Myung-soo convened a Trilateral Chiefs of...

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.’s Office Call with Philippine National Security Advisor Eduardo M. Año, Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Romeo Brawner, Jr.
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July 16, 2024 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., met with key leaders in the Philippines, including National Security Advisor Eduardo M. Año, Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. and Chief of Staff of...

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.'s Phone Call with Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi
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July 3, 2024 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., spoke with Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi by phone on July 2...

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.’s Meeting with Qatari Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Salim Hamad Aqil Al-Nabit
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June 28, 2024 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., met with Qatari Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Salim Hamad Aqil Al-Nabit at the Pentagon on June 27...

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.’s Phone Call with Chief of the Israeli General Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi
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June 27, 2024 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., spoke with Chief of the Israeli General Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi last night by phone...