Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The position of Chairman was recently held by:
- General Colin L. Powell, 1989-1993, Former U.S. Secretary of State
- General John M. Shalikashvili, 1993-1997, U.S. Army
- General Henry H. Shelton, 1997-2001, U.S. Army
- General Richard B. Myers, 2001-2005, U.S. Air Force
- General Peter Pace, 2005-2007, U.S. Marine Corps
- Admiral Michael Mullen, 2007-, U.S. Navy, he serves as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council.