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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 Meeting with France’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen. François Lecointre
Jan. 15, 2020 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met with French Chief of Defence Staff Gen. François Lecointre today in Brussels, Belgium.

NATO Nations Cannot Be Complacent, Milley Says
Members of the NATO Military Committee attend the committee’s chiefs of defense session at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Jan. 14, 2020.
Jan. 14, 2020 - NATO nations cannot afford to become complacent, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a break in his first alliance Military Committee meeting in Brussels.

Milley Attends NATO Military Committee Meeting in Brussels
The NATO Military Committee’s chiefs of defense session convenes at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Jan. 14, 2020.
Jan. 14, 2020 - NATO will build on a proud history to forge peace in the future, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee said in Brussels.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's Meeting with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler
Jan. 14, 2020 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler today in Brussels, Belgium.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley's Meeting with Ukraine's Chief of the General Staff Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley meets with Ukraine’s Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 14, 2020. Ukraine is a key partner to NATO and plays a critical role in maintaining peace and stability in Europe.
Jan. 14, 2020 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley met with Ukraine Chief of the General Staff Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak today in Brussels, Belgium.
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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