Definition of Joint Chiefs of Staff in English:

Joint Chiefs of Staff

noun

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

    • ‘Now one of the most significant will be the selection of a new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.’
    • ‘He brought former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, to lead this army.’
    • ‘By December 2002, he was the assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters at the Pentagon.’
    • ‘The secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are scheduled to hold a briefing in about 30 minutes.’
    • ‘And these were approved at the highest level of the military by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.’
    • ‘Joining us now, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers.’
    • ‘The vice president, the defense secretary, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were all at his ranch today.’
    • ‘In fact, in the novel, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urges the President to follow through the initial attack.’
    • ‘Meantime the U.S. military says farewell to the retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.’
    • ‘Afterward, the chiefs of staffs constituted themselves with tacit approval of the president as Joint Chiefs of Staff.’
    • ‘He was recalled in April 1942 and in July 1942 was appointed the president's chief of staff and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.’
    • ‘When I was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I essentially focused on things military.’
    • ‘We'll continue our conversation with the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff when Late Edition returns.’
    • ‘After all, he was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War.’
    • ‘He retired from the Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, in 1990.’
    • ‘He became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the US because his counsel was valued.’
    • ‘I didn't think I'd be coming back into government after I retired as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.’
    • ‘These officers include members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the military's highest command, the newspaper said.’
    • ‘But the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns that the levels of troops could rise if the enemy were to cause what he calls problems.’
    • ‘The five Joint Chiefs of Staff, headed by Army General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, figured they could do better than the CIA.’