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Vice Chief of Staff of the
Campbell 2013 2.jpg
GEN John F. Campbell

since March 8, 2013
Formation September 18, 1947
First holder GEN J. Lawton Collins
Website Official Website

The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (VCSA) is the principal deputy to the Chief of Staff of the Army, and is the second-highest-ranking officer on active duty in the Department of the Army. The Vice Chief of Staff generally handles the day to day administration of the Army Staff bureaucracy, freeing the Chief of Staff to attend to the interservice responsibilities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By statute, the Vice Chief of Staff is appointed as a four-star general in the United States Army while so serving. He is the Army's designated representative to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC). When the Chief of Staff is incapacitated, the Vice Chief serves as acting Chief.[1][2]

The Senior Leadership of the Department of the Army consists of two civilians - the Secretary of the Army and the Under Secretary of the Army - and two military officers - the Chief of Staff of the United States Army and the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

Under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of the Army, the Vice Chief of Staff assists the Chief of Staff on missions and functions related to auditing, inspector general, legislative, and public affairs. The Vice Chief of Staff also assists the Chief of Staff in the management of Army installations and facilities. The Vice Chief of Staff represents the Army at the Office of the Secretary of Defense in areas relating to the Vice Chief of Staff's responsibility and Army capabilities, requirements, policy, plans, and programs in Joint fora. The incumbent Vice Chief of Staff is General John F. Campbell.

While serving as Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff/Vice Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Chief of Navy Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Army/Air Force Chief of Staff,Commander of a unified or specified combatant command, basic pay is $20,263.50 per month or $220,263.50 a year plus allowances granted to officers.

List of Vice Chiefs of Staff[3]

Number Photo Name From To Notes
1 Joseph Lawton Collins.jpg LTG (GEN) J. Lawton Collins 1947 1949
2 Wade Haislip.jpg GEN Wade H. Haislip 1949 1951
3 John E Hull.jpg GEN John E. Hull 1951 1953
4 Charles L Bolte.jpg GEN Charles L. Bolte 1953 1955
5 Williston B Palmer.jpg GEN Williston B. Palmer 1955 1957
6 Lyman L. Lemnitzer.jpg GEN Lyman L. Lemnitzer 1957 1959
7 GEN George Decker.jpg GEN George H. Decker 1959 1960
8 Clyde Davis Eddleman.jpg GEN Clyde D. Eddleman 1960 1962
9 Barksdale Hamlett.jpg GEN Barksdale Hamlett 1962 1964
10 GEN Creighton W Abrams.JPG GEN Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. 1964 1967
11 File:Ralph E Haines.jpg GEN Ralph E. Haines Jr. 1967 1968
12 GEN Bruce Palmer.jpg GEN Bruce Palmer, Jr. 1968 1973
13 General Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr.jpg GEN Alexander M. Haig Jr. January 1973 May 1973
14 Frederick C Weyand.jpg GEN Frederick C. Weyand 1973 1974
15 WalterKerwin.JPG GEN Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. 1974 1978
16 Frederick Kroesen VCSA.JPG GEN Frederick J. Kroesen 1978 1979
17 Gen John Vessey Jr.JPG GEN John W. Vessey, Jr. 1979 1982
18 General John Wickham, official military photo 1988.JPEG GEN John A. Wickham, Jr. 1982 1983
19 MaxwellThurman VCSA.JPEG GEN Maxwell R. Thurman 1983 1987
20 Arthur E Brown.jpg GEN Arthur E. Brown 1987 1989
21 Robert RisCassi 4 Star Photo.jpg GEN Robert W. RisCassi 1989 1990
22 Gordon Sullivan VCSA.JPEG GEN Gordon R. Sullivan 1990 1991
23 Dennis Reimer, official military photo 1991.JPEG GEN Dennis J. Reimer 1991 1993
24 BinfordPeay.JPEG GEN J. H. Binford Peay III 1993 1994
25 John H Tilelli.jpg GEN John H. Tilelli 1994 1995
26 Ronald H Grffith.jpg GEN Ronald H. Griffith 1995 1997
27 William W Crouch.jpg GEN William W. Crouch 1997 1998
28 Eric Shinseki official portrait.jpg GEN Eric K. Shinseki November 24, 1998 June 21, 1999 Later served as the 34th Army Chief of Staff and is currently serving as the 7th Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
29 Jack Keane.jpg GEN John M. Keane June 22, 1999 October 16, 2003 Retired
30 Casey Vice Chief of Staff.jpg GEN George W. Casey, Jr. October 17, 2003 June 23, 2004 Later served as the 36th Army Chief of Staff.
31 Richard A Cody.jpg GEN Richard A. Cody June 24, 2004 July 31, 2008 Retired
32 GEN Peter W Chiarelli.jpg GEN Peter W. Chiarelli August 4, 2008 January 31, 2012 Retired
33 General Lloyd Austin III.jpg GEN Lloyd J. Austin III January 31, 2012 March 8, 2013 Assumed duties as Commander, United States Central Command (March 22, 2013)
34 Campbell 2013 2.jpg GEN John F. Campbell March 8, 2013 Incumbent

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