Reforming the Joint Military Establishment
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH
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The joint military establishment has undergone a number of changes since its inception in 1947. Yet criticisms of the establishment persist in terms of how effectively it renders advice, plans, and conducts operations. The following changes could help meet some of those criticisms Designate the Chairman of the JCS as the Senior Military Advisor. Have the Joint Staff work for the Chairman. Expedite joint staffing procedures. Develop a five-year, fiscally-constrained joint strategic plan. Develop a near-term military strategy. Rotate service chiefs as Acting Chairman. Establish a Joint Doctrine Division in JCS. Establish a Joint Requirements and Programs Directorate in JCS. Submit component command budgets through the CINCs. Establish a CINC contingency fund. Replace the JCS with the Chairman in the chain of command.
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