Amendment of Section
Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title IX, § 903(b), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2344, provided that, effective Dec. 31, 2019, this section is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
(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).
2014—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–291 substituted “(50 U.S.C. 3002)” for “(50 U.S.C. 401)” in introductory provisions.
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
Pub. L. 103–35, title II, § 202(b), May 31, 1993, 107 Stat. 102, provided that:
“The amendments made by this section [amending this section, sections 1079
, and 2410d
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 664
, and 12681
of this title and section 5611 of Title 15
, 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 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.
Establishment of Chairman’s Controlled Activity Within Joint Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title XVI, § 1627, Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1734, provided that:
“(a)Chairman’s Controlled Activity.—The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall—
undertake the roles, missions, and responsibilities of, and preserve an equal or greater number of personnel billets than the amount of such billets previously prescribed for, the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance of the United States
Strategic Command; and
“(2) not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 12, 2017], establish an organization within the Joint Staff—
that is designated as the Joint Staff Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Directorate and Supporting Chairman’s Controlled Activity;
for which the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall serve as the joint functional manager; and
that shall synchronize cross-combatant command intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance plans and develop strategies integrating all intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities provided by joint services, the National Reconnaissance Office, combat support intelligence agencies of the Department
of Defense, and allies, to satisfy the intelligence needs of the combatant commands for the Department
The Secretary of Defense shall designate the Secretary of the Air Force as the lead agent and sponsor for funding for the organization established under subsection (a)(2).
“(c)Data Collection and Analysis to Support ISR Allocation and Synchronization Processes.—In coordination with the Director of Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall issue guidance to the commanders of the geographical combatant commands that requires the commanders to collect sufficient and relevant data regarding the effectiveness of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance measures in a manner that will—
enable the standardized, objective evaluation and analysis of that data with respect to the use and effectiveness of the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities provided to the commanders; and
support recommendations made by the organization established under subsection (a)(2) to the Secretary of Defense regarding the allocation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance resources of the Department
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:
Expenses of the Armed Forces
in connection with such exercises, including expense relating to self-deploying watercraft under the jurisdiction of a military department.
Expenses relating to the costs
of port support activities in connection with such exercises, including transportation and port handling.
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, 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.