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United States Armed Forces

Commander-in-Chief: President of the United States,
Joe Biden
Secretary of Defense: Lloyd Austin
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Mark A. Milley, USA
Military budget: $718 billion (2018)[1]
Employees: 700,000 civilian
2.8 million military (2008)

The chain of command leads from the President (as commander-in-chief) through the Secretary of Defense down to the newest recruits.[2][3] The United States armed forces are organized through the United States Department of Defense, which oversees a complex structure of joint command and control functions with many units reporting to various commanding officers. The following is an incomplete list of the various major military units, commands, and DOD offices and agencies, including civilian and military chains of command.

Secretary of Defense

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Organization Chart of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Organization Chart of the Office of the Secretary of Defense

Office of the Inspector General

Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Staff

Main article: Joint Chiefs of Staff

Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Staff Organizational Chart
Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joint Staff Organizational Chart

Joint Staff

Department of the Army

Main article: United States Department of the Army

Chart summarizing the organization of the Department of the Army's Headquarters as of 2010
Chart summarizing the organization of the Department of the Army's Headquarters as of 2010
Office of the Secretary of the Army
The Army Staff

Department of the Navy

Main article: United States Department of the Navy

Basic Organization Chart of the United States Department of the Navy
Basic Organization Chart of the United States Department of the Navy
Basic Organization Chart of the Shore Establishment of the United States Navy
Basic Organization Chart of the Shore Establishment of the United States Navy
Basic Organization Chart of the Operating Forces of the U.S. Navy
Basic Organization Chart of the Operating Forces of the U.S. Navy
Organization Chart of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Organization Chart of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Organization Chart of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy
Organization Chart of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy
Office of the Secretary of the Navy
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Headquarters Marine Corps

Department of the Air Force

Main article: United States Department of the Air Force

Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
The Air Staff
Air Staff Organizational Chart
Air Staff Organizational Chart
Space Staff
Badge of the Space Staff
Badge of the Space Staff

U.S. Africa Command

Main article: United States Africa Command

Emblem of United States Africa Command
Emblem of United States Africa Command

U.S. Central Command

Main article: United States Central Command

Emblem of the United States Central Command
Emblem of the United States Central Command

U.S. European Command

Main article: United States European Command

Emblem of the United States European Command
Emblem of the United States European Command
Order of battle

U.S. Northern Command

Main article: United States Northern Command

Emblem of United States Northern Command
Emblem of United States Northern Command
Order of battle

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Main article: United States Indo-Pacific Command

Emblem of the United States Pacific Command
Emblem of the United States Pacific Command
Order of battle

U.S. Southern Command

Main article: United States Southern Command

Emblem of the United States Southern Command
Emblem of the United States Southern Command
United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) (Fort Bragg, NC)
US Air Force Air Combat Command (Langley AFB, VA)
United States Fleet Forces Command (Norfolk NB, VA)
United States Marine Corps Forces Command (Norfolk NB, VA)
U.S. Forces Azores (USAFORAZ) (Lajes Field, Azores)

U.S. Space Command

Main article: United States Space Command

Emblem of the United States Space Command
Emblem of the United States Space Command

U.S. Special Operations Command

Main article: United States Special Operations Command

Emblem of the United States Special Operations Command
Emblem of the United States Special Operations Command

U.S. Strategic Command

Main article: United States Strategic Command

USSTRATCOM emblem
USSTRATCOM emblem
The LeMay building
The LeMay building
Order of battle

U.S. Transportation Command

Main article: United States Transportation Command

Emblem of the United States Transportation Command
Emblem of the United States Transportation Command

Commander, USTRANSCOM: General Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF

Order of battle

Military Departments

Combatant commands

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 October 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Functions of the Department of Defense and Its Major Components" (PDF). Defense Technical Information Center.
  3. ^ "U.S. Department of Defense Organization Chart". DoD Public Website.
  4. ^ First Army Division East Archived 2011-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "First Army Division West". army.mil. Archived from the original on 11 October 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.usar.army.mil/arweb/organization/commandstructure/USARC/TNG/80Tng/Commands/94div/News/Pages/20081216.aspx[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ https://www.secnav.navy.mil/doni/Directives/05000%20General%20Management%20Security%20and%20Safety%20Services/05-400%20Organization%20and%20Functional%20Support%20Services/5400.2229%20(19).pdf[bare URL PDF]
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