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(6) formulate policies for coordinating the military education of members of the armed forces; (7) provide for representation of the United States on the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations; and (8) perform such other duties as the President or the Secretary of Defense may prescribe. § 142. Chairman (a) The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from the officers of the regular components of the armed forces. He serves at the pleasure of the President for a term of two years, and may be reappointed in the same manner for one additional term. However, in time of war declared by Congress there is no limit on the number of reappointments. (b) I n addition to his otliet duties as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chairman shall, subject to the authority and direction of the President and the Secretary of Defense— (1) preside over the Joint Chiefs of Staff; (2) provide agenda for the meetings of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and assist them in carrying on their business as promptly as practicable; and (3) inform the Secretary of Defense, and, when the President or the Secretary of Defense considers it appropriate, the President, of those issues upon which the Joint Chiefs of Staff have not agreed. (c) While holding office, the Chairman outranks all other officers of the armed forces. However, he may not exercise military command over the Joint Chiefs of Staff or any of the armed forces. (d) The Chairman is entitled to the pay and allowances provided by law for the Chief of Staff of the Army. §143. Joint Staff (a) There is under the Joint Chiefs of Staff a Joint Staff consisting of not more than 210 officers selected by the Joint Chiefs of Staff with the approval of the Chairman. The Joint Staff shall be selected in approximately equal numbers from— (1) the Army; (2) the Navy and the Marine Corps; and (3) the Air Force. The tenure of the members of the Joint Staff is subject to the approval of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (b) The Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, shall select the Director of the Joint Staff. The tenure of the Director is subject to the Secretary's approval. The Director must be an officer junior in grade to each member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (c) The Joint Staff, operating under the Director, shall perform such duties as the Joint Chiefs of Staff direct. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff manages the Joint Staff and its director. 81913 0—56

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