63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS. -CH. 412 -AUG. 10, 1949 SEC. 2 . Section 2 of the National Security Act of 1947 is amended to read as follows: "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 Gov- ernment relating to the national security; to provide three military departments, separately administered, for the operation and adminis- tration 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 of the Secre- tary of Defense 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 but not to establish a single Chief of Staff over the armed forces nor an armed forces general staff (but this is not to be interpreted as applying to the Joint Chiefs of Staff or Joint Staff)." CHANGE IN COMPOSITION OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SEC. 3. The fourth paragraph of section 101 (a) of the National Security Act of 1947 is amended to read as follows: "The Council shall be composed of- "(1) "(2) "(3) "(4) "(5) 579 61 Stat. 496. 50 U. S. C., Supp. II, § 401. Declaration of policy 61 Stat. 496. 50 U. S. C., Supp. II, § 402 (a). the President; the Vice President; the Secretary of State; the Secretary of Defense; the Chairman of the National Security Resources Board; and "(6) The Secretaries and Under Secretaries of other executive departments and of the military departments, the Chairman of the Munitions Board, and the Chairman of the Research and Development Board, when appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve at his pleasure." CONVERSION OF THE NATIONAL MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT INTO AN EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT SEC. 4. Section 201 of the National Security Act of 1947 is 61Stat. 499. 5 U. S. C., Supp. 11, amended to read as follows: 171. "SEC. 201. (a) There is hereby established, as an Executive Depart- ment of the Government, the Department of Defense, and the Secretary of Defense shall be the head thereof. "(b) There shall be within the Department of Defense (1) the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Depart- ment of the Air Force, and each such department shall on and after the date of enactment of the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 be military departments in lieu of their prior status as Executive Departments, and (2) all other agencies created under title II of this Act. "(c) Section 158 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, is amended to 5u .SC.1. read as follows: "'SEC. 158. The provisions of this title shall apply to the following iAppliabilityofpro- Executive Departments: "'First. The Department of State. " 'Second. The Department of Defense. " 'Third. The Department of the Treasury. "'Fourth. The Department of Justice.