Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marks 69th Anniversary

In 1949, President Harry Truman signed an amendment to the 1947 National Security Act, which officially created the position of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to help provide unified direction of the services following World War II to address the growing nuclear Soviet threat.
Current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, takes the oath of office from his predecessor, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during a change of office and retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015.


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