Joint Staff Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

joint staff

1.) The staff of a commander of a unified or specified command, subordinate unified command, joint task force, or subordinate functional component (when a functional component command will employ forces from more than one Military Department), that includes members from the several Services comprising the force.

2.) (capitalized as Joint Staff) The staff under the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that assists the Chairman and the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in carrying out their responsibilities.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: personnel

Source:

Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 1: Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, updated March 2013 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015


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