Who is higher up?
Who is the highest up and has the most power of the following, and also, who appoints them, or are they elected?
Chief Justice of the United States
Attorney General of the United States
United States Postmaster General
Director of National Intelligence
United States Field Marshal
Secretary of the Department of Defense
Chairman of the Federal Reserve
- GhostLv 41 decade agoBest Answer
With the exception of Field Marshall, all of these are appointed by the President. Some, like Chief Justince and Fed guy, are lifetime appointments, and others are at the whim of each administration. Nobody here reports to each other, so they are not "higher up" than any one else. However, in the line of succession should something catastrophic happen, the following would be in line to take over in order of the titles you provided.
1) Secretary of Defense (number 5 in succession)
2) Attorney General (6)
- 1 decade ago
None of them are "higher up" than the other. I don't have the complete answer to your question, but I DO know that the Chief Justice (Head of the U.S. Supreme Court) is appointed by the president, as is the Director of National Intelligence, along with (I believe) the Postmaster General and Secretary of the Department of Defense, but don't quote me on that.
I'm not sure if the Chairman of the Federal Reserve answers to anyone.
- cmdrbnd007Lv 61 decade ago
They are all appointed by the president except for the US field marshal. What the heck is a US field marshal. We have generals here ranging from 1 to 4 stars.