which governmental institution is permitted to maintain the army and navy?
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The Department of the Army oversees the army and the Department of the Navy oversees the Navy. The Department of Defense is the overall agency that oversees all U.S. military, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff provide military advice to the President.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is considered the highest ranking military officer, but has no operational command authority. The Secretary of Defense is the individual that formulates general defense policy.Source(s): www.dod.mil www.jcs.mil www.army.mil www.hqda.army.mil www.navy.mil