PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 343-JULY 26. 1947 Sec. 210. War Council. Sec. 211. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sec. 212 . Joint staff. Sec. 213. Munitions Board. Sec. 214. Research and Development Board. Post,p. 507. TITLE III--ISCELLANEOUS Sec. 301. Compensation of Secretaries. Sec. 302. Under Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries. Sec. 303 . Advisory committees and personnel. Sec. 304. Status of transferred civilian personnel. Sec. 305. Saving provisions. Sec. 306. Transfer of funds. Sec. 307. Authorization for appropriations. Sec. 308 . Definitions. Sec. 309 . Separability. Sec. 310. Effective date. Sec. 311. Succession to the Presidency. DECLARATION OF POLICY SEC. 2. In enacting this legislation, it is the intent of Congress to provide a comprehensive program for the future security of the United States; to provide for the establishment of integrated policies and procedures for the departments, agencies, and functions of the Govern- ment relating to the national security; to provide three military depart- ments for the operation and administration of the Army, the Navy (including naval aviation and the United States Marine Corps), and the Air Force, with their assigned combat and service components; to provide for their authoritative coordination and unified direction under civilian control but not to merge them; to provide for the effective strategic direction of the armed forces and for their operation under unified control and for their integration into an efficient team of land, naval, and air forces. TITLE I-COORDINATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SEC. 101. (a) There is hereby established a council to be known as the National Security Council (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Council"). The President of the United States shall preside over meetings of the Council: Provided, That in his absence he may designate a member of the Council to preside in his place. Function. The function of the Counci shall be to advise the President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to the national security so as to enable the military services and the other departments and agencies of the Government to cooperate more effectively in matters involving the national security. Composition. The Council shall be composed of the President; the Secretary of Post, p. 50. State; the Secretary of Defense, appointed under section 202; the Pst. p . 501. Secretary of the Army, referred to in section 205; the Secretary of the Navy; the Secretary of the Air Force, appointed under section Pat,p. 50 207; the Chairman of the National Security Resources Board, Pon, p. 40. appointed under section 103; and such of the following named officers as the President may designate from time to time: The Secretaries of the executive departments, the Chairman of the Munitions Board Pot, p. 505. appointed under section 213, and the Chairman of the Research and Post p. 506 . Development Board appointed under section 214; but no such addi- tional member shall be designated until the advice and consent of the Senate has been given to his appointment to the office the holding of which authorizes his designation as a member of the Council. [61 STAT.