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Army Gen. Mark A. Milley
20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chairman Milley's Key Focus Areas
  • Sustain our values. 
    American values have made us strong for two and a half centuries, and we will never waver in our commitment to the U.S. Constitution.
     
  • Improve joint warfighting readiness. 
    We must be ready 24-7—that is our contract with the American people. We will also continue to work closely with our Allies and partners to improve our collective security and protect our common interests.
     
  • Develop the Joint Force of the future. 
    We will modernize our military through innovative concept development, advanced technology, and new capabilities.
     
  • Develop and empower Joint Force leaders.
    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.
     
  • Take care of our people and families. 
    They are our most precious asset. We must always keep faith with them.

    *Read his initial message to the Joint Force on his first day as Chairman*

 

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.

Top Stories
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's Phone Call with United Kingdom's Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter
Dec. 13, 2019 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with United Kingdom's Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter yesterday by phone.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's Phone Call with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa
Dec. 13, 2019 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa by telephone yesterday.

Milley Details DOD Operations Throughout the Middle East
Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill during a House Armed Service Committee hearing on Syria and Middle East policy, Washington D.C., Dec. 11, 2019.
Dec. 11, 2019 - The Middle East remains a challenge to U.S. national security interests, as terrorist groups thrive on the region's instability as they try to export violent extremism around the world, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Making a Difference Fuels Retention in Space, Cyber Commands
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, third from left, hosts a Pentagon news conference on the emerging warfighting domains of space and cyber, Dec. 9, 2019. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, U.S. Space Command senior enlisted leader; Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, U.S. Cyber Command senior enlisted leader; and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Patrick F. McMahon, U.S. Strategic Command senior enlisted leader; joined Troxell to speak as part of the annual Defense Senior Enlisted Leader Council.
Dec. 10, 2019 - More than anything, making a difference and staying on mission are the keys to retention in U.S. Space Command and U.S. Cyber Command, the senior enlisted leaders for those two organizations said.

SEAC Troxell announces new positional rank insignia
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during a farewell press briefing in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2019. During the briefing, he announced the new rank insignia for the position. Troxell will turnover his responsibilities to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramon “CZ” Colon-Lopez in a change of responsibility ceremony Dec. 13, 2019.
Dec. 9, 2019 - Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell announced today during a Pentagon press briefing that a unique insignia has been created for the position.
Joint Staff History

On Dec. 12, 2019, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley pinned a new rank insignia for the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman on outgoing Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman John Wayne Troxell.

Read more about this historic milestone for the position and the collaborative efforts that went into designing the unique insignia.

 

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