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Chief of Staff,
Army Chief of Staff Flag
United States Army
Raymond T. Odierno (GEN)

Incumbent
General Raymond T. Odierno
since 07 September 2011
Basic Information
Headquarters, Department of the Army
The Army Staff
Part of Joint Chiefs of Staff
Reports to Secretary of Defense
Secretary of the Army
Seat The Pentagon (Room 3E672), Arlington County, Virginia
Appointer The President
with Senate advice and consent
Term length 4 years
Renewable
Rank 40px General
Constituting
instrument
10 U.S. Code § 3033
Formation 15 August 1903
First holder LTG Samuel B. M. Young
Deputy Vice Chief of Staff
Website [1]
Insignia
Collar Insignia (1923 - present)
US Army Star Patch (2006 - present)
ACU Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (2006 - Present)

The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) is a statutory office (10 U.S.C. § 3033) held by a four-star general in the United States Army. As the most senior uniformed officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Army, the CSA is the principal military advisor and a deputy to the Secretary of the Army. In a separate capacity, the CSA is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (10 U.S.C. § 151) and, thereby, a military advisor to the National Security Council, the Secretary of Defense, and the President. The CSA is typically the highest-ranking officer on active-duty in the U.S. Army unless the Chairman and/or the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are Army officers.

The Chief of Staff of the Army is an administrative position based in the Pentagon. While the CSA does not have operational command authority over Army forces proper (which is within the purview of the Combatant Commanders who report to the Secretary of Defense), the CSA does exercise supervision of army units and organizations as the designee of the Secretary of the Army.

Chief of Staff (United States Department of War)Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st Lieutenant General Samuel B. M. Young Samuel B. M. Young (MG) 15 August 1903 08 January 1904 4 months;
24 days
Retirement 1866 (direct)
2nd Lieutenant General Adna R. Chaffee Adna R. Chaffee (LTG) 19 August 1904 14 January 1906 1 year;
4 months;
26 days
Reassignment 1861 (enlist)
3rd Lieutenant General John C. Bates John C. Bates (LTG) 15 January 1906 13 April 1906 2 months;
29 days
Retirement 1861 (direct)
4th Major General J. Franklin Bell J. Franklin Bell (MG) 14 April 1906 21 April 1910 4 years;
7 days
Reassignment 1878 (USMA)
5th Major General Leonard Wood Leonard Wood (MG) 22 April 1910 21 April 1914 3 years;
11 months;
30 days
Reassignment 1885 (direct)
6th Major General William W. Wotherspoon William W. Wotherspoon (MG) 22 April 1914 16 November 1914 6 months;
25 days
Retirement 1870 (direct)
7th Major General Hugh L. Scott Hugh L. Scott (MG) 17 November 1914 22 September 1917 2 years;
10 months;
5 days
Retirement 1876 (USMA)
8th General Tasker H. Bliss Tasker H. Bliss (GEN) 23 September 1917 19 May 1918 7 months;
26 days
Reassignment 1875 (USMA)
9th General Peyton C. March Peyton C. March (GEN) 20 May 1918 30 June 1921 3 years;
1 month;
10 days
Reassignment 1888 (USMA)
10th General of the Armies John J. Pershing John J. Pershing (GOA) (1) 01 July 1921 13 September 1924 3 years;
2 months;
12 days
Retirement 1886 (USMA)
11th Major General John L. Hines John L. Hines (MG) 14 September 1924 20 November 1926 2 years;
2 months;
6 days
Reassignment 1891 (USMA)
12th General Charles P. Summerall Charles P. Summerall (GEN1) 21 November 1926 20 November 1930 3 years;
11 months;
30 days
Reassignment 1892 (USMA)
13th General Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur (GEN1) 21 November 1930 01 October 1935 4 years;
10 months;
10 days
Relieved 1903 (USMA)
14th General Malin Craig Malin Craig (GEN1) 02 October 1935 31 August 1939 3 years;
10 months;
29 days
Retirement 1898 (USMA)
15th General of the Army George C. Marshall George C. Marshall (GOA1) 01 September 1939 18 November 1945 6 years;
2 months;
17 days
Reassignment 1901 (VMI)
16th General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower (GOA1) 19 November 1945 18 September 1947 see below 1915 (USMA)

Chief of Staff, United States Army (United States Department of the Army)Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
16th General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower (GOA1) 18 September 1947 06 February 1948 2 years;
2 months;
18 days
Reassignment 1915 (USMA)
17th General Omar N. Bradley Omar N. Bradley (GEN1) 07 February 1948 15 August 1949 1 year;
6 months;
8 days
Promotion 1915 (USMA)
18th General J. Lawton Collins J. Lawton Collins (GEN1) 16 August 1949 14 August 1953 3 years;
11 months;
29 days
Reassignment 1917 (USMA)
19th General Matthew B. Ridgway Matthew B. Ridgway (GEN1) 15 August 1953 29 June 1955 1 year;
10 months;
14 days
Retirement 1917 (USMA)
20th General Maxwell D. Taylor Maxwell D. Taylor (GEN1) 30 June 1955 30 June 1959 4 years Reassignment 1922 (USMA)
21st General Lyman L. Lemnitzer Lyman L. Lemnitzer (GEN1) 01 July 1959 30 September 1960 1 year;
2 months;
29 days
Promotion 1920 (USMA)
22nd General George H. Decker George H. Decker (GEN1) 01 October 1960 30 September 1962 1 year;
11 months;
29 days
Retirement 1924 (ROTC)
23rd General Earle G. Wheeler Earle G. Wheeler (painting) 01 October 1962 02 July 1964 1 year;
9 months;
1 day
Promotion 1932 (USMA)
24th General Harold K. Johnson Harold K. Johnson 03 July 1964 02 July 1968 3 years;
11 months;
29 days
Retirement 1933 (USMA)
25th General William C. Westmoreland William C. Westmoreland (GEN1) 03 July 1968 30 June 1972 3 years;
11 months;
27 days
Retirement 1936 (USMA)
- General Bruce Palmer, Jr. Bruce Palmer, Jr. (GEN) 01 July 1972 11 October 1972 3 months;
10 days
Reassignment 1936 (USMA)
26th General Creighton W. Abrams Creighton W. Abrams (GEN) 12 October 1972 04 September 1974 1 year;
10 months;
23 days
Died in Office 1936 (USMA)
27th General Frederick C. Weyand Frederick C. Weyand (GEN) 03 October 1974 30 September 1976 1 year;
11 months;
27 days
Retirement 1938 (direct)
28th General Bernard W. Rogers Bernard W. Rogers (GEN) 01 October 1976 21 June 1979 2 years;
8 months;
20 days
Reassignment 1943 (USMA)
29th General Edward C. Meyer Edward C. Meyer (painting) 22 June 1979 21 June 1983 3 years;
11 months;
30 days
Retirement 1951 (USMA)
30th General John A. Wickham, Jr. John A. Wickham, Jr. (painting) 23 July 1983 23 June 1987 3 years;
11 months
Retirement 1950 (USMA)
31st General Carl E. Vuono Carl E. Vuono2 23 June 1987 21 June 1991 3 years;
11 months;
29 days
Retirement 1957 (USMA)
32nd General Gordon R. Sullivan Gordon R. Sullivan (painting) 21 June 1991 20 June 1995 3 years;
11 months;
30 days
Reassignment 1959 (ROTC)
33rd General Dennis J. Reimer Dennis J. Reimer by Christine C. Sheahan 1999 20 June 1995 21 June 1999 4 years;
1 day
Reassignment 1962 (USMA)
34th General Eric K. Shinseki Eric K. Shinseki (GEN1) 21 June 1999 11 June 2003 3 years;
11 months;
21 days
Retirement 1965 (USMA)
35th General Peter J. Schoomaker Peter J. Schoomaker (GEN) 01 August 2003 10 April 2007 3 years;
8 months;
9 days
Retirement 1969 (ROTC)
36th General George W. Casey, Jr. George W. Casey, Jr. (GEN) 10 April 2007 10 April 2011 4 years Retirement 1970 (ROTC)
37th General Martin E. Dempsey Martin E. Dempsey (GEN) 11 April 2011 07 September 2011 4 months;
27 days
Promotion 1974 (USMA)
38th General Raymond T. Odierno Raymond T. Odierno (GEN) 07 September 2011 1976 (USMA)

informationEdit

  • Longest serving C/S: George C. Marshall (served 6 years, 2 months and 17 days) [since 18 Nov 1945]
  • Shortest serving C/S: John C. Bates (served 2 months; 29 days) [since 13 Apr 1906]
  • Oldest C/S: William W. Wotherspoon (at the age 63) [since 22 Apr 1914]
  • Youngest C/S: Leonard Wood (at the age 49) [since April 22, 1910]
  • Lowest ranked C/S: John L. Hines (with the rank of Major General) [since 14 Sep 1924]
  • Highest ranked C/S: John J. Pershing (with the rank of General of the Armies) [since 03 Sep 1919]
  • ROTC - 4; direct - 5; USMA - 28; VMI - 1

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