Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
|Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army|
|Formation||September 18, 1947|
|First holder||GEN J. Lawton Collins|
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 Daniel B. Allyn.
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
|#||Name||Photo||Term began||Term ended||Notes|
|1.||LTG (GEN) J. Lawton Collins||1947||1949||Chief of Staff, 1949-53. U.S. Representative to NATO, 1953–54. Special Representative in South Vietnam, 1954–55. U.S. Representative to NATO, 1955-56. Retired, 1956.|
|2.||GEN Wade H. Haislip||1949||1951||Retired, 1951.|
|3.||GEN John E. Hull||1951||1953||Commander of Far East Command during Korean War, 1953-55. Retired, 1955.|
|4.||GEN Charles L. Bolte||1953||1955||Retired, 1955.|
|5.||GEN Williston B. Palmer||1955||1957||Deputy Commander, United States European Command, 1957-59. Director of Military Assistance, United States Department of Defense, 1959-60. Retired, 1960.|
|6.||GEN Lyman L. Lemnitzer||1957||1959||Chief of Staff, 1959-60. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1960-62. Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 1963-69. Retired, 1969.|
|7.||GEN George H. Decker||1959||1960||Chief of Staff, 1960-62. Retired, 1962|
|8.||GEN Clyde D. Eddleman||1960||1962||Retired, 1962.|
|9.||GEN Barksdale Hamlett||1962||1964||Retired, 1964.|
|10.||GEN Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.||1964||1967||Deputy Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1967-68. Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1968-72. Chief of Staff, 1972-74. Died, 1974.|
|11.||GEN Ralph E. Haines Jr.||1967||1968||Commander, United States Army Pacific, 1968-70. Commander, Continental Army Command, 1970-73. Retired, 1973.|
|12.||GEN Bruce Palmer, Jr.||1968||1973||Acting Chief of Staff, July-October, 1972. Commander, United States Readiness Command, 1973–74. Retired, 1974.|
|13.||GEN Alexander M. Haig Jr.||January 1973||May 1973||White House Chief of Staff, 1973-74. Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 1974-79. Retired, 1979. Secretary of State, 1981-82.|
|14.||GEN Frederick C. Weyand||1973||1974||Chief of Staff, 1974-76. Retired, 1976.|
|15.||GEN Walter T. Kerwin, Jr.||1974||1978||Retired, 1978.|
|16.||GEN Frederick J. Kroesen||1978||1979||Commander, United States Army Europe, 1979-83. Retired, 1983.|
|17.||GEN John W. Vessey, Jr.||1979||1982||Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1982-85. Special emissary to Vietnam for missing American service personnel, 1985-96.|
|18.||GEN John A. Wickham, Jr.||1982||1983||Chief of Staff, 1983-87. Retired, 1987.|
|19.||GEN Maxwell R. Thurman||1983||1987||Commander, Training and Doctrine Command, 1987-89. Commander, United States Southern Command, 1990-91. Retired, 1991.|
|20.||GEN Arthur E. Brown||1987||1989||Retired, 1989.|
|21.||GEN Robert W. RisCassi||1989||1990||Commander, Eighth United States Army, 1990-92, Commander, United States Forces Korea, 1992-93. Retired, 1993.|
|22.||GEN Gordon R. Sullivan||1990||1991||Chief of Staff, 1991-95. Retired, 1995.|
|23.||GEN Dennis J. Reimer||1991||1993||Commander, Forces Command, 1993-95. Chief of Staff, 1995-99. Retired, 1999.|
|24.||GEN J. H. Binford Peay III||1993||1994||Commander, Central Command, 1994-97. Retired, 1997.|
|25.||GEN John H. Tilelli||1994||1995||Commander, Forces Command, 1995-96, Commander, U.S. Forces Korea, 1996-99. Retired, 2000.|
|26.||GEN Ronald H. Griffith||1995||1997||Retired, 1997.|
|27.||GEN William W. Crouch||1997||1998||Retired, 1998.|
|28.||GEN Eric K. Shinseki||November 24, 1998||June 21, 1999||Chief of Staff, 1999-2003. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2009-14.|
|29.||GEN John M. Keane||June 22, 1999||October 16, 2003||Retired, 2003.|
|30.||GEN George W. Casey, Jr.||October 17, 2003||June 23, 2004||Commander Multi-National Force – Iraq, 2004–07. Chief of Staff, 2007-11. Retired, 2011.|
|31.||GEN Richard A. Cody||June 24, 2004||July 31, 2008||Retired, 2008.|
|32.||GEN Peter W. Chiarelli||August 4, 2008||January 31, 2012||Retired, 2012.|
|33.||GEN Lloyd J. Austin III||January 31, 2012||March 8, 2013||Commander, United States Central Command, 2013-Present.|
|34.||GEN John F. Campbell||March 8, 2013||August 8, 2014||Commander, International Security Assistance Force -- Afghanistan, 2014-Present.|
|35.||GEN Daniel B. Allyn||August 15, 2014||Incumbent|
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