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- National Security Act of 1947 : Core of legislation that restructured the U.S. military from its traditional structure of a separate Army and Navy, creating the United States Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the predecessor to the U.S. Department of Defense
- Goldwater-Nichols Act : Add brief definition or description
- National Command Authority : The combination of the U.S. President and Secretary of Defense, or their successors, who have the sole authority to authorize the use of nuclear weapons, or issue orders to Unified Combatant Commands
- National Security Council : Both the senior foreign policy committee of principal officers of the executive branch of the United States of America, chaired by the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and, by extension, the professional staff reporting to the Assistant
- Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : Second-ranking member of the U.S. military and Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), not in the line of operational command but in the statutory advisory function of the JCS
- Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : The senior interagency representative of the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; a lieutenant general or vice admiral
- Joint Staff (U.S.) : A U.S. planning staff organization directly supporting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in policy and doctrinal development, not command and control of military operations
- Joint Chiefs of Staff : The staff committee of the most senior members of the U.S. military services, charged with policy advice, doctrinal development, and preparedness rather than operational control of forces
- Chief of Naval Operations : The senior officer of the United States Navy, not in the operational chain of command but responsible for preparation and readiness of naval forces
- Chief of Staff of the Air Force : The senior uniformed leader of the United States Air Force, responsible for development and readiness of Air Force units and representing the Air Force on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but not in the line of command over Unified Combatant Commands
- Norton Schwartz : General in the United States Air Force; Chief of Staff of the Air Force since 2008; previously commanded United States Transportation Command, the Special Operations component of United States Pacific Command, and spent much of his earlier career in Air Force Special Operations Command
- Chief of Staff of the Army : Uniformed professional head of the United States Army, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and of four-star general rank
- Commandant of the Marine Corps : Senior uniformed officer of the United States Marine Corps and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; responsible for doctrinal development, and preparing and training forces, for deployment to Unified Combatant Commands
- Mike Mullen : Admiral, United States Navy, who is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, and previously served as Chief of Naval Operations
- Peter Pace : General, United States Marine Corps; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2005-2007
- Richard Myers : General, United States Air Force, retired; former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Carlisle Trost : Admiral, United States Navy and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired; advisor, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
- Colin Powell : A retired general in the United States Army who served in high political office, first African-American to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Secretary of State; minimally partisan although he considered himself a moderate Republican, not a neoconservative
- Maxwell Taylor : U.S. Army officer who commanded Airborne units in the Second World War, he rose to full general and Chief of Staff of the Army. Recalled from retirement by John F. Kennedy, he took on a number of politicomilitary roles including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Ambassador to South Vietnam.
- Single Integrated Operational Plan : The U.S. plan and doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons in a large campaign, prepared for all services by the United States Strategic Command, based on Joint Chiefs of Staff guidance
- Unified Combatant Command : Operational line-of-commands for United States military groups.