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Appendices
1. Extracts of Public Law 81-216, National Security Act
Amendments of 1949, 10 August 1949

.. 259 2. Extracts of Public Law 99–433, Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, 1 October 1986

.. 261 3. Chronological Listing of Presidents of the United States,

Secretaries of Defense, and Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff .... 267

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General Henry H. Shelton hosts his predecessors at the commemoration
of the fiftieth anniversary of the chairmanship, August 1999
Admiral William D. Leahy presides over the World War II Joint Chiefs
of Staff, 1944
Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnson swears in General Omar N.
Bradley as the first Chairman, 16 August 1949
Admiral Arthur W. Radford emerges from the JCS area, 1954
General Nathan F. Twining with his JCS colleagues, 1957
General Lyman L. Lemnitzer with his JCS colleagues, 1961
General Maxwell D. Taylor with his four predecessors, 1 October 1962
General Maxwell D. Taylor and Secretary of Defense Robert S.
McNamara, 1963 .....
General Earle G. Wheeler at a press conference in Saigon, 1969
Admiral Thomas H. Moorer with President Richard M. Nixon aboard
the USS Saratoga .
General George S. Brown with Secretary of Defense Donald H.
Rumsfeld, 1976
General George S. Brown with General David C. Jones, Chief of Staff,
USAF, 1974
General David C. Jones presides over a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff with the unified and specified commanders, 22 January 1982
General David C. Jones and General John W. Vessey, Jr., 1982
General John W. Vessey, Jr., with President Ronald Reagan in the
Secretary of Defense's office, 1984...
Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., briefs President Ronald Reagan at the
White House, 1987
Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1987 ..
General Colin L. Powell with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1991
President William J. Clinton and General Colin L. Powell at General
Powell's retirement ceremony, 30 September 1993

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General John M. Shalikashvili meets with President William J. Clinton,
November 1995 ...
General John M. Shalikashvili with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1995 ..
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen swears in General Henry H.
Shelton as the fourteenth Chairman, 30 September 1997 ...
General Henry H. Shelton with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1999 ..
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger swears in General Robert T.
Herres as the first Vice Chairman, 6 February 1987 ..
A meeting in “The Tank” during Operation DESERT STORM,
January 1991
Admiral William A. Owens with the Joint Requirements Oversight
Council, 1995 ...
General Joseph Ralston at the ceremony marking the end of his service
as Vice Chairman, 29 February 2000
General of the Army Omar N. Bradley
Lieutenant General Bradley with General Dwight D. Eisenhower and
Major General J. Lawton Collins in France, July 1944 ..
Lieutenant General Bradley pauses to autograph a GI's helmet, 1945
President Harry S Truman promotes General Bradley to five-star rank,
22 September 1950
Admiral Arthur W. Radford, USN
Rear Admiral Radford on the bridge of the USS Yorktown, October 1944
Rear Admiral Radford being passed to his flagship, the USS Saratoga,
in a breeches buoy, November 1944
Admiral Radford with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and General
Paul Ely, March 1954 .
General Nathan F. Twining, USAF
Brigadier General Twining following his rescue in the Coral Sea,
February 1943 ..
Major General Twining in Italy with Lieutenant General Carl A. Spaatz
and Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker, 1944 ..
General Twining makes a statement to the press before his trip to the
Soviet Union, July 1956
General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, USA
Brigadier General Lemnitzer with Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark
and General Sir Harold Alexander at Anzio, Italy, January 1944 .
Major General Lemnitzer with General Matthew B. Ridgway and
General James A. Van Fleet in Korea, January 1952..

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General Lemnitzer in South Vietnam with Secretary of Defense Robert S.
McNamara, General Paul D. Harkins, and Major General Nguyen
Khanh, May 1962 ..

87 General Maxwell D. Taylor, USA

92 Lieutenant General Taylor in Korea, February 1953

94 Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy swears in General Taylor as Chairman, 1 October 1962 ..

96 General Taylor in South Vietnam, 1963...

97 General Earle G. Wheeler, USA

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General Wheeler and General Creighton W. Abrams in South Vietnam,
October 1969

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General Wheeler and his family with President Richard M. Nixon
following a ceremony at the White House, 9 July 1970

107 Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, USN

110 Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Moorer with his PBY crew, 1940

112 Admiral Moorer, Commander in Chief, Atlantic, greets Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, June 1965

113 Admiral Moorer in South Vietnam, August 1969

114 General George S. Brown, USAF ....

120 General Brown in the cockpit of a UH-1 helicopter in South Vietnam, October 1968 .

122 General Brown visits US Marines during an exercise in Puerto Rico, February 1975

123 General Brown with Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger, November 1975

124 General David C. Jones, USAF

128 Captain Jones following award of the Distinguished Flying Cross, October 1950

130 General Jones greets President Gerald R. Ford, 1975

131 General Jones with General John W. Vessey, Jr., 1982

133 General John W. Vessey, Jr., USA ...

· 138 Sergeant Vessey in World War II

140 General Vessey and Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger at a congressional hearing, February 1983 .

141 General Vessey briefs President Ronald Reagan at the White House, 1985 ... 143

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