Joint Chiefs of Staff

noun phrase

Definition of Joint Chiefs of Staff

: a military advisory group composed of the chiefs of staff of the army and air force, the chief of naval operations, and sometimes the commandant of the marine corps

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Joint Chiefs of Staff.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Joint%20Chiefs%20of%20Staff. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Joint Chiefs of Staff

: a group made up of the leaders of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines that advises the President on important military decisions

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