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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, speaks with Turkish Gen. Yaşar Güler, general staff of the Republic of Turkey, during a bilateral meeting in between sessions of the NATO Military Committee Conference in Warsaw, Poland Sept. 29, 2018.
July 19, 2019 - 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 today.

France Honors Vice Chairman for Fostering Cooperation Between U.S., French Militaries
French Ambassador to the U.S. Philippe Etienne presents the French Legion of Honor to Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, July 18, 2019.
July 18, 2019 - The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff received the French Legion of Honor from Philippe Etienne, France's ambassador to the United States, for his personal commitment to strengthening the French-American relationship.

National Military Strategy Addresses Changing Character of War
Soldiers prepare for a night air-assault training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 18, 2018. The soldiers are assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht
July 12, 2019 - A military contingency in one country will quickly spread around the world, and this reality is what the new National Military Strategy addresses, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Description of the 2018 National Military Strategy Released
U.S. soldiers fire a howitzer in Iraq, Aug. 12, 2018, while supporting Iraqi forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jamie Douglas
July 12, 2019 - An unclassified overview of the 2018 National Military Strategy has been posted on the Joint Staff website.

Dunford Presents Legion of Merit to Finnish Defense Chief
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with Finnish Chief of Defense Air Force Gen. Jarmo Lindberg during a ceremony at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 9, 2019.
July 10, 2019 - Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented the Legion of Merit to Finland's defense chief, Air Force Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, yesterday during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.
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

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.

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Joint Staff History

On May 15, 1951, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Omar N. Bradley conveyed his thoughts on global integration during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:

“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.”

Read more about the current Chairman's focus on global integration in the context of today's complex national security environment.

 

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