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DOD Marks 70th Anniversary of the Chairmanship
August 15, 2019
— This week marks the 70th anniversary of the swearing-in of Army Gen. Omar N. Bradley as the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This followed the Aug. 10, 1949 signing of an amendment to the National Security Act by President Truman, which created the permanent position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unified the control of the Armed Forces under the secretary of defense, and renamed the National Military Establishment as the Department of Defense....
McConville Succeeds Milley as Army Chief of Staff
August 12, 2019
— Acting Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy swore in Gen. James C. McConville as the 40th Army chief of staff during an Aug. 9 ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. McConville succeeds Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, who has been confirmed as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and will take office at the end of September. ...
Milley Dispels 'Myths of War'
August 9, 2019
— The 39th Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley is a firm believer that a strong military is key in a whole-of-government approach to national security issues....
NSA Hosts Top Pentagon Enlisted Leaders to Showcase Mission
August 7, 2019
— U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and National Security Agency (NSA) showcased their partnership at the annual Defense Senior Enlisted Leader Conference July 23, 2019. Twenty of the Pentagon’s top enlisted leaders converged at the agency’s new Integrated Cyber Center to engage in forums centered on national defense priorities....
Statement from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the Confirmation of Vice Adm. Mike Gilday:
August 1, 2019
— Statement from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the Confirmation of Vice Adm. Mike Gilday: "On behalf of the entire Joint Staff team, congratulations and Bravo Zulu to Vice Adm. Mike Gilday on his Senate confirmation to serve at the rank of admiral and as the next chief of naval operations."...
Vice Chairman Selva Retires; Ends 39-Year Air Force Career
August 1, 2019
— Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva has ended his 39-year military career, retiring during a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after four years of service as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff....
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Office Call with Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Gen. Koji Yamazaki
July 31, 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 today with Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Gen. Koji Yamazaki. ...
ISIS Caliphate Is Gone, But Threat Remains, Dunford Says
July 27, 2019
— There can be no doubt that the strategy to drive ISIS from its so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq has succeeded, but that doesn't mean the struggle against the ideology is over, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Baghdad....
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Celebrates 72 Years Today
July 26, 2019
— On July 26, 1947, the National Security Act was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, which officially established the Joint Chiefs of Staff as strategic planners and advisers to the president on matters of national security....
Despite Risk, Recruits Want to Serve, Enlisted Leaders Say
July 25, 2019
— The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan since 2001 — nearly 18 years now, and the war in Iraq lasted eight years. But despite the risk involved in participating in combat operations, senior enlisted leaders from across the U.S. military say, young Americans still want to serve....