U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

A general or admiral appointed by the President to serve as his senior military advisor. (background) He works with the Secretary of Defense and has no direct authority over the individual services. He does, however, direct the Unified Commands as the direct superior to their Commanders (who were previously called Commander in Chief until the practice was ended by President Bush who wanted exclusive use of the title).

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