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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/529

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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 343-JULY 26, 1947 Chief of Staff, United States Air Force. The War Council shall advise the Secretary of Defense on matters of broad policy relating to the armed forces, and shall consider and report on such other matters as the Secretary of Defense may direct. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF SEC. 211 . (a) There is hereby established within the National Mili- tary Establishment the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which shall consist of the Chief of Staff, United States Army; the Chief of Naval Operations; the Chief of Staff, United States Air Force; and the Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief, if there be one. (b) Subject to the authority and direction of the President and the Secretary of Defense, it shall be the duty of the Joint Chiefs of Staff- (1) to prepare strategic plans and to provide for the strategic direction of the military forces; (2) to prepare joint logistic plans and to assign to the military services logistic responsibilities in accordance with such plans; (3) to establish unified commands in strategic areas when such unified commands are in the interest of national security; (4) to formulate policies for joint training of the military forces; (5) to formulate policies for coordinating the education of members of the military forces; (6) to review major material and personnel requirements of the military forces, in accordance with strategic and logistic plans; and (7) to provide United States representation on the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations. (c) The Joint Chiefs of Staff shall act as the principal military advisers to the President and the Secretary of Defense and shall per- form such other duties as the President and the Secretary of Defense may direct or as may be prescribed by law. JOINT STAFF SEC. 212. There shall be, under the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Joint Staff to consist of not to exceed one hundred officers and to be composed of approximately equal numbers of officers from each of the three armed services. The Joint Staff, operating under a Director thereof appointed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall perform such duties as may be directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Director shall be an officer junior in grade to all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. MUNITIONS BOARD SEC. 213. (a) There is hereby established in the National Military Establishment a Munitions Board (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Board"). (b) The Board shall be composed of a Chairman, who shall be the head thereof, and an Under Secretary or Assistant Secretary from each of the three military departments, to be designated in each case by the Secretaries of their respective departments. The Chairman shall be appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall receive compensation at the rate of $14,000 a year. 505 Duties. Military advisers. Composition. Chairman.