Joint Chiefs of Staff

noun
the executive agency that advises the President on military questions; composed of the chiefs of the United States Army and the United States Navy and the United States Air Force and the commandant of the United States Marine Corps
Syn: ↑Joint Chiefs
Hypernyms: ↑executive agency

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U.S. Mil.
the Chiefs of Staff of the Army and the Air Force, the commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Chief of Naval Operations, together with a chairman selected from one of the branches of the armed forces, serving as the principal military advisory body to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. Also called Joint Chiefs.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff plural noun
(in the USA) the chief military advisory body to the President
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Joint Chiefs of Staff,
the top military advisory board to the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense, consisting of the chiefs of staff of the Army and Air Force, the chief of naval operations, and sometimes the commandant of the Marine Corps, and headed by its chairman.

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n. the chiefs of staff of the U.S. Army and Air Force, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and the chief of U.S. Naval Operations. This group's chairman, selected from one of the branches, is the highest-ranking military adviser to the president of the U.S

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noun [plural]
: a group made up of the leaders of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines that advises the President on important military decisions

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ˌJoint ˌChiefs of ˈStaff [Joint Chiefs of Staff] noun plural
(in the US) the leaders of the ↑armed forces who advise the President on military matters
 
Culture:
The Joint Chiefs of Staff form a US government committee which includes the Chiefs of Staff of the US Army, Navy and Air Force, and the Commandant of the US Marine Corps. It was established in 1942 and advises the US President, the ↑National Security Council and the Secretary of Defense. In 1989, General Colin Powell became the first ↑African American to be the committee’s chairperson (= person in charge of meetings).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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