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United States Chain Of Command?

Does anyone no the chain of command for the united states from the president to the vice president and down?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think you mean the line of succession.

    President George W. Bush

    1 Vice President / President of the Senate Dick Cheney

    2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (God help us!)

    3 President Pro Tempore of the Senate Robert Byrd

    4 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

    5 Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson

    6 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

    7 Attorney General Michael Mukasey

    8 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne

    9 Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer

    — Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez (non-natural)†

    — Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao (non-natural)†

    10 Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt

    11 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson

    12 Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters

    13 Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman

    14 Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings

    15 Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Peake

    16 Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff

    Non-natural office holders like Elaine Chao I guess would be passed over for the person below them.

    The simple chain of command on the other hand is all the president's secretaries all answer to him or her directly. The secretary's people answer to them and so on.

    The VP plays no formal leadership role while the president is alive and conscious though clearly our current VP is a pretty important advisor.

  • 4 years ago

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    4 years ago

    Political Chain Of Command

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    6 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on whether you mean civilian government chain of succession or military change of command, there is a big difference.

    As for the military chain of command, technically the Joint Chiefs aren't in it, they are advisors to the President. The operational chain of command goes from the Secretary of Defense to the "unified combatant commanders". (See citations from the official DoD web page below, especially the second paragraph regarding unified combatant commands).

    Source(s): The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (DoD Directive 5100.1). The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the principal military advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, headed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, consists of the Chairman; the Vice Chairman, JCS; the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; the Chief of Naval Operations; the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and supported, subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Chairman, by the Joint Staff, constitute the immediate military staff of the Secretary of Defense. The Chiefs of Service are the senior military officers of their respective Services and are responsible for keeping the Secretaries of the Military Departments fully informed on matters considered or acted upon by the JCS, and are military advisers to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. The Vice Chairman of the JCS performs such duties as may be prescribed by the Chairman with the approval of the Secretary of Defense. When there is a vacancy in the Office of the Chairman or in the absence or disability of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman acts as Chairman and performs the duties of the Chairman until a successor is appointed or the absence or disability ceases. (See JCS Chart.) The Unified Combatant Commands (DoD Directive 5100.1) are responsible to the President and the Secretary of Defense for accomplishing the military missions assigned to them. Commanders of the Unified Combatant Commands exercise command authority over forces assigned to them as directed by the Secretary of Defense. The operational chain of command runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense to the Commanders of the Unified Combatant Commands. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff functions within the chain of command by transmitting to the Commanders of the Unified Combatant Commands the orders of the President or the Secretary of Defense. Unified Combatant Commands include the European Command, Pacific Command, Joint Forces Command, Southern Command, Special Operations Command, Strategic Command, Central Command, Transportation Command, and Space Command. (See Unified Combatant Commands Chart.) Source: http://www.defenselink.mil/odam/omp/pubs/GuideBook...
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes:

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    President

    Vice President

    Secretary of Defense

    Secretary of the Army/Navy/Air Force

    After that come the uniformed officers:

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

    Chief of Staff, Army/Navy/Air Force/Marines

    After that the chain branches out in too many directions to list here. There is an administrative chain and a war-time chain, and each of these has it's own structure.

    (Notice there's no such thing as Secretary of the Marines--Marines are a part of the Department of the Navy. There is also really no "Chief of Staff, Navy"--he's called the Chief of Naval Operations, his marine counterpart is also not a "Chief of Staff", he's the Commandant of the Marines. Same position on the Joint Chiefs, just a different name.)

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    Look at that, I've already got a thumbs down, probably from someone who never served a day. This chain of command is one of the first things you learn in bootcamp.

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    Now I know where the first thumbs down came from.

    "Yo It's Me" is wrong about his interpretation. The Chairman of the joint chiefs is the primary UNIFORMED advisor to the president as a representative of the joint services.

    But as a uniformed member of the army, he answers to the Secretary of the Army, who answers to the Secretary of Defense. The civilian advisors to the president outrank the uniformed, always.

    As a matter of policy (and military courtesy and custom), the civilian leaders are OFFICIALLY outranked by the flag and are COMPELLED to salute it whenever it moves in their presence (sorry, Obama). The Commander in Chief is also answerable (legally) to the people through impeachment, which is why we outrank him.

  • 1 decade ago

    First there are the controllers . Then the people they have bought . An last there is the serfs who work and slave to support the Gov.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes, I do. Why?

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