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Symbol of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a group of military leaders in the United States armed forces who advise the civilian government of the United States.

The JCS consists of a Chairman and Vice Chairman appointed by the President, and the Chiefs of service from the four branches of the armed services.

Similar organizations, sometimes known as Chiefs of Staff Committees (COSCs) in the Commonwealth of Nations, are common in other countries.

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