10 U.S. Code § 155 - Joint Staff
(h) Personnel Limitations.—(1) The total number of members of the armed forces and civilian employees assigned or detailed to permanent duty for the Joint Staff may not exceed 2,069.
(2) Not more than 1,500 members of the armed forces on the active-duty list may be assigned or detailed to permanent duty for the Joint Staff.
(3) The limitations in paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply in time of war.
(4) Each limitation in paragraphs (1) and (2) may be exceeded by a number equal to 15 percent of such limitation in time of national emergency.
See 2016 Amendment note below.
2016—Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 114–328 added subsec. (h).
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”.
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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, which established the positions of Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters within the Joint Staff, was repealed and restated as former section 155a of this title by Pub. L. 112–239, § 511(a), (c), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1717, 1718.
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