Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
|Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army|
GEN John F. Campbell
Since: March 8, 2013
|First||GEN J. Lawton Collins|
|Formation||September 18, 1947|
The Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army (VCSA) is the principal deputy to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and is the second-highest-ranking officer on active duty in the Department of the Army. The vice chief of staff generally handles the day to day administration of the Army Staff bureaucracy, freeing the chief of staff to attend to the interservice responsibilities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By statute, the vice chief of staff is appointed as a four-star general in the United States Army while so serving. He is the Army's designated representative to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC). When the chief of staff is killed or incapacitated, the vice chief serves as acting chief.
The senior leadership of the U.S. Department of the Army consists of two civilians, the Secretary of the Army and the Under Secretary of the Army, as well as two commissioned officers, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff and the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff.
Under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of the Army, the vice chief of staff assists the chief of staff on missions and functions related to auditing, inspector general, legislative, and public affairs. The vice chief of staff also assists the chief of staff in the management of U.S. Army installations and facilities. The vice chief of staff represents the Army at the Office of the Secretary of Defense in areas relating to the vice chief of staff's responsibility and U.S. Army capabilities, requirements, policy, plans, and programs in joint fora. The incumbent vice chief of staff is General John F. Campbell.
While serving as chairman, joint chiefs of staff/vice chairman, joint chiefs of staff, Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force chiefs of staff, commander of a unified or specified combatant command, basic pay is $20,263.50 per month or $220,263.50 a year plus allowances granted to officers.
List of vice chiefs of staff
|1||LTG (GEN) J. Lawton Collins||1947||1949|
|2||GEN Wade H. Haislip||1949||1951|
|3||GEN John E. Hull||1951||1953|
|4||GEN Charles L. Bolte||1953||1955|
|5||GEN Williston B. Palmer||1955||1957|
|6||GEN Lyman L. Lemnitzer||1957||1959|
|7||GEN George H. Decker||1959||1960|
|8||GEN Clyde D. Eddleman||1960||1962|
|9||GEN Barksdale Hamlett||1962||1964|
|10||GEN Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.||1964||1967|
|11||GEN Ralph E. Haines Jr.||1967||1968|
|12||GEN Bruce Palmer, Jr.||1968||1973|
|13||GEN Alexander M. Haig Jr.||January 1973||May 1973|
|14||GEN Frederick C. Weyand||1973||1974|
|15||GEN Walter T. Kerwin, Jr.||1974||1978|
|16||GEN Frederick J. Kroesen||1978||1979|
|17||GEN John W. Vessey, Jr.||1979||1982|
|18||GEN John A. Wickham, Jr.||1982||1983|
|19||GEN Maxwell R. Thurman||1983||1987|
|20||GEN Arthur E. Brown||1987||1989|
|21||GEN Robert W. RisCassi||1989||1990|
|22||GEN Gordon R. Sullivan||1990||1991|
|23||GEN Dennis J. Reimer||1991||1993|
|24||GEN J. H. Binford Peay III||1993||1994|
|25||GEN John H. Tilelli||1994||1995|
|26||GEN Ronald H. Griffith||1995||1997|
|27||GEN William W. Crouch||1997||1998|
|28||GEN Eric K. Shinseki||November 24, 1998||June 21, 1999||Later served as the 34th Army Chief of Staff and is currently serving as the 7th Secretary of Veterans Affairs.|
|29||GEN John M. Keane||June 22, 1999||October 16, 2003||Retired|
|30||GEN George W. Casey, Jr.||October 17, 2003||June 23, 2004||Later served as the 36th U.S. Army Chief of Staff.|
|31||GEN Richard A. Cody||June 24, 2004||July 31, 2008||Retired|
|32||GEN Peter W. Chiarelli||August 4, 2008||January 31, 2012||Retired|
|33||GEN Lloyd J. Austin III||January 31, 2012||March 8, 2013||Assumed duties as commander, United States Central Command (March 22, 2013)|
|34||GEN John F. Campbell||March 8, 2013||Incumbent|
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