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Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on liberation of territory once held by ISIS
Official photograph of the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
March 23, 2019 - Statement from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on liberation of territory once held by ISIS:

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Meeting with Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano
March 22, 2019 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. met with Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano yesterday in Washington D.C.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Phone Call with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with his counterpart Turkish Army Gen. Yasar Güler, Chief of the Turkish General Staff, after the 180th North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session (MC/CS) at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 16, 2019.
March 22, 2019 - WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. spoke with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler on March 20.

Dunford Presents Legion of Merit to Japanese Counterpart
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, present a Legion of Merit to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, March 21, 2019.
March 22, 2019 - Defense Department officials celebrated the U.S.-Japanese alliance yesterday as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented the Legion of Merit to his Japanese counterpart during a full-honor arrival ceremony at Fort Myer, Virginia.

Dunford Describes U.S. Great Power Competition with Russia, China
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participates in the 10th Anniversary of the Atlantic Council’s Commanders Series
March 21, 2019 - WASHINGTON -Russia and China are competitors to the United States and both nations are looking to
Joint Staff History

On February 9, 1942, the Joint Chiefs of Staff held their first formal meeting to coordinate U.S. military operations between the War and Navy Departments.

The Joint Chiefs at the time were:

Adm. Ernest J. King, commander in chief, U.S. Fleet and chief of naval operations; Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff of the U.S. Army; Adm. William D. Leahy, chief of staff to the commander in chief of the Army and Navy; and Gen. Henry H. Arnold, chief of the Army Air Forces.

Learn more about the Joint Chiefs' role in national security today. 

(National Archives photo circa 1942)

Chairman's Key Areas

• Restore joint readiness.
Our fundamental responsibility to the Nation is to be a ready force.

• Improve our joint warfighting capability.
We must maintain our ability to deter potential adversaries. When deterrence fails, we will deliver Joint Forces that can fight and win.

• Develop leaders for Joint Forces Next.
The future operating environment will place new demands on leaders at all levels. Our leaders must have the training, education, and experience to meet those demands.

Read his complete message to the Joint Force released on Oct. 2, 2015

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