Definitions for joint chiefs of staff
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Joint′ Chiefs′ of Staff′(n.pl.)
the chief military advisory body to the President of the U.S., consisting of the Chiefs of Staff of the Army and the Air Force, the commandant of the Marine Corps, the Chief of Naval Operations, and a chairperson drawn from one of the armed forces.
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Chiefs(noun)
the executive agency that advises the President on military questions; composed of the chiefs of the United States Army and the United States Navy and the United States Air Force and the commandant of the United States Marine Corps
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