VCJCS

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VCJCSVice-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Effective JCIDS leaders (the VCJCS and his lead for JCIDS, the three-star [i.e., rank of lieutenant general] Director of the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate [J8]) find a way to balance cost and performance by participating in both processes.
Reserve Forces Policy Board Annual Reports from 2003 to 2007 are available at <http://ra.defense.gov/rfpb/reports/>; Quadrennial Defense Review Report; VCJCS and ASD/RA, Comprehensive Review, 24.
* VCJCS Admiral Winnefeld cautioned against "departmental hubris" (27) in predicting the future.
(3) At a full House Armed Services Committee hearing regarding the SCMR, held on August 1, 2013, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS) Admiral James Winnefeld stated, "Basically, we used the defense strategic guidance as the baseline [for the SCMR] and it was something that we strove to protect as best we could with potential budget cuts." See DOD press briefing by Secretary Hagel and VCJCS Admiral Winnefeld, Washington, DC, July 31, 2013, available at http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=5280, hereinafter DOD press briefing, July 31, 2013; and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B.
Among other initiatives, the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 made the Joint Chiefs of Staff advocates for a joint military perspective with the vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS) responsible for chairing the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), a special council on military requirements (Owens, 1994).