Accession Number : ADA323528

Title :   The Chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC JOINT HISTORY OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Cole, Ronald H. ; Jaffe, Lorna S. ; Poole, Walter S. ; Webb, Willard J.

PDF Url : ADA323528

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : This study of the chairmanship traces the evolution of the position from its World War II origins through the first post-Cold War chairmanship. It sketches the careers of my predecessors from Omar Bradley through Colin Powell and those of the first two Vice Chairmen. In doing so, the book shows how each dealt with a wide variety of political, diplomatic, and military challenges. Its brief accounts of the histories of 'The Tank,' the Chairman's flag, the Joint Chiefs of Staff badge, and the designation of an official residence for the Chairman provide additional information about the Office of the Chairman. The author think that all who are interested in the institutional development of the US military will find the book instructive.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, POSITION(LOCATION), WARFARE, GLOBAL, CAREERS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE