Chief_of_Staff_of_the_United_States_Army

Chief of Staff of the United States Army

The Chief of Staff of the United States Army (CSA) is the highest ranking officer in the United States Army and is member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff . Prior to 1903, the military head of the Army was the Commanding General of the United States Army.

The CSA reports directly to the Secretary of the Army for army matters and assists in the secretary's external affairs functions including: presenting and enforcing Army policies, plans, programs. The CSA submits army budgets and projections to the Secretary of Defense, executive branch, and Congress. The Chief of Staff also directs the Inspector General to perform inspections and investigations as required. The Chief of Staff also presides over the Army Staff and represents Army capabilities, requirements, policy, plans, and programs in Joint fora. Under the authority of the Secretary of the Army, the CSA also designates army personnel and army resources to the commanders of Unified Combatant Commands . He also performs all other functions precribed under or delegates those duties and responisbilities to other officers in his administration in his name. Like the other joint chiefs, the Chief of Staff is an administrative position and has no operational command authority over United States army forces.

The CSA is nominated by the President and must be confirmed by majority vote from the Senate . By statute, the CSA is appointed as a four-star general . The current CSA is General George W. Casey.

U.S. Army Chiefs of Staff

Name Photo Term began Term ended
1. LTG Samuel B. M. Young 15 August 1903 8 January 1904
2. LTG Adna Chaffee 19 August 1904 14 January 1906
3. LTG John C. Bates 15 January 1906 13 April 1906
4. MG J. Franklin Bell 14 April 1906 21 April 1910
5. MG Leonard Wood 22 April 1910 21 April 1914
6. MG William Wallace Wotherspoon 22 April 1914 16 November 1914
7. MG Hugh L. Scott 17 November 1914 22 September 1917
8. GEN Tasker H. Bliss 23 September 1917 19 May 1918
9. GEN Peyton C. March 20 May 1918 30 June 1921
10. Gen of the Armies John J. Pershing 1 July 1921 13 September 1924
11. MG John L. Hines 14 September 1924 20 November 1926
12. GEN Charles Pelot Summerall 21 November 1926 20 November 1930
13. GEN Douglas MacArthur 21 November 1930 1 October 1935
14. GEN Malin Craig 2 October 1935 31 August 1939
15. General of the Army George Marshall 1 September 1939 18 November 1945
16. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower 19 November 1945 6 February 1948
17. GEN Omar Bradley 7 February 1948 15 August 1949
18. GEN J. Lawton Collins 16 August 1949 14 August 1953
19. GEN Matthew B. Ridgway 15 August 1953 29 June 1955
20. GEN Maxwell D. Taylor 30 June 1955 30 June 1959
21. GEN Lyman L. Lemnitzer 1 July 1959 30 September 1960
22. GEN George H. Decker 1 October 1960 30 September 1962
23. GEN Earle G. Wheeler 1 October 1962 2 July 1964
24. GEN Harold K. Johnson 3 July 1964 2 July 1968
25. GEN William C. Westmoreland 3 July 1968 30 June 1972)
(Acting) GEN Bruce Palmer, Jr. 1 July 1972 11 October 1972
26. GEN Creighton W. Abrams 12 October 1972 4 September 1974
27. GEN Frederick C. Weyand 3 October 1974 30 September 1976
28. GEN Bernard W. Rogers 1 October 1976 21 June 1979
29. GEN Edward C. Meyer 22 June 1979 21 June 1983
30. GEN John A. Wickham, Jr. 23 July 1983 23 June 1987
31. GEN Carl E. Vuono 23 June 1987 21 June 1991
32. GEN Gordon R. Sullivan 21 June 1991 20 June 1995
33. GEN Dennis J. Reimer 20 June 1995 21 June 1999
34. GEN Eric K. Shinseki 21 June 1999 11 June 2003
35. GEN Peter J. Schoomaker 1 August 2003 10 April 2007
36. GEN George W. Casey, Jr. 10 April 2007

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