Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] Law and Legal Definition
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a body of senior uniformed leaders in the U.S. Department of Defense entrusted with the duty to advise the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council, the National Security Council, and the President on military matters.
The composition of the JCS is defined by statute. The JCS is composed of the highest-ranking member of each branch of the military. It consists of the chairman, the vice chairman, the chief of staff of the army, the chief of naval operations, the chief of staff of the air force, and the commandant of the Marine Corps. The chairman acts as the principal military adviser. However, the JCS has no executive authority to commit combatant forces.
Legal Definition list
- Joint Check Agreement
- Joint Bond
- Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
- Joint Bankruptcy Petition
- Joint Bank Account
- Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS]
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
- Joint Committee (Constitution)
- Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
- Joint Committee on Taxation
- Joint Conservatorship