(Added Pub. L. 99–433, title II, § 201,Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1009; amended Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title XIII, § 1314(b)(2),Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1175; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title IX, § 902,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1620; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title IX, § 911(b)(2),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2473; Pub. L. 103–35, title II, § 202(a)(8),May 31, 1993, 107 Stat. 101.)
1993—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 103–35
made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 102–484
. See 1992 Amendment note below.
1992—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 102–484
, as amended by Pub. L. 103–35
, struck out “and the Vice Chairman” before “in carrying out”.
1990—Subsecs. (g), (h). Pub. L. 101–510
redesignated subsec. (h) as (g) and struck out former subsec. (g) which read as follows: “Limitation on Size of Joint Staff.—(1) Effective on October 1, 1988, the total number of members of the armed forces and civilian personnel assigned or detailed to permanent duty on the Joint Staff may not exceed 1,627.
“(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply—
“(A) in time of war; or
“(B) during a national emergency declared by the President or Congress.”
1987—Subsec. (f)(4)(B). Pub. L. 100–180
, § 1314(b)(2)(A), inserted “or Congress” after “by the President”.
Subsec. (g)(2)(B). Pub. L. 100–180
, § 1314(b)(2)(B), inserted “the President or” after “declared by”.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment
Section 202(b) ofPub. L. 103–35
provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section, sections
of this title, and sections 5013 and 5113 of former Title 36, Patriotic Societies and Observances, and amending provisions set out as notes under sections
of this title and section
, Commerce and Trade] shall apply as if included in the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102–484).”
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
Increased Flexibility in Use of Funds for Joint Staff Exercises
Pub. L. 109–364
, div. A, title X, § 1052,Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2396
, provided that:
“(a) In General.—Amounts available to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for joint staff exercises may be available for any expenses as follows:
“(1) Expenses of the Armed Forces in connection with such exercises, including expense relating to self-deploying watercraft under the jurisdiction of a military department.
“(2) Expenses relating to the costs of port support activities in connection with such exercises, including transportation and port handling.
“(3) Expenses relating to the breakout and operation of prepositioned watercraft and lighterage for joint logistics and over the shore exercises in connection with such exercises.
“(b) Supplement Not Supplant.—Any amounts made available by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under subsection (a) for expenses covered by that subsection are in addition to any other amounts available under law for such expenses.”
Assistants to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters and for Reserve Matters
Pub. L. 105–85
, div. A, title IX, § 901,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1853
, as amended by Pub. L. 109–163
, div. A, title V, § 515(h),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3237
, provided that:
“(a) Establishment of Positions.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish the following positions within the Joint Staff:
“(1) Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters.
“(2) Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters.
“(b) Selection.—(1) The Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters shall be selected by the Chairman from officers of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air Guard of the United States who—
“(A) are recommended for such selection by their respective Governors or, in the case of the District of Columbia, the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard;
“(B) have had at least 10 years of federally recognized commissioned service in the National Guard; and
“(C) are in a grade above the grade of colonel.
“(2) The Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters shall be selected by the Chairman from officers of the Army Reserve, the Navy Reserve, the Marine Corps Reserve, or the Air Force Reserve who—
“(A) are recommended for such selection by the Secretary of the military department concerned;
“(B) have had at least 10 years of commissioned service in their reserve component; and
“(C) are in a grade above the grade of colonel or, in the case of the Navy Reserve, captain.
“(c) Term of Office.—Each Assistant to the Chairman under subsection (a) serves at the pleasure of the Chairman for a term of two years and may be continued in that assignment in the same manner for one additional term. However, in time of war there is no limit on the number of terms.
“(d) Grade.—Each Assistant to the Chairman, while so serving, holds the grade of major general or, in the case of the Navy Reserve, rear admiral. Each such officer shall be considered to be serving in a position external to that officer’s Armed Force for purposes of [former] section
, United States Code, as added by section
“(e) Duties.—The Assistant to the Chairman for National Guard Matters is an adviser to the Chairman on matters relating to the National Guard and performs the duties prescribed for that position by the Chairman. The Assistant to the Chairman for Reserve Matters is an adviser to the Chairman on matters relating to the reserves and performs the duties prescribed for that position by the Chairman.
“(f) Other Reserve Component Representation on Joint Staff.—(1) The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, shall develop appropriate policy guidance to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, the level of reserve component officer representation within the Joint Staff is commensurate with the significant role of the reserve components within the Total Force.
“(2) Not later than March 1, 1998, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives a report describing the steps taken and being taken to implement this subsection.
“(g) Effective Date.—The positions specified in subsection (a) shall be established by the Secretary of Defense not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 18, 1997].”