Officials at the Defense Department have said Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of theÂ Joint Chiefs of Staff, will continue to provide military advice to the National Security Council, DoD News reported Monday.
Jim Garamone writes DoD officials noted that an executive memorandum President Donald TrumpÂ signed Saturday does not have an impact on Dunfordâs role as a senior military adviser to NSC members.
The report said Trumpâs memo deals with the reorganization of the NSC and Homeland Security Council.
âThere has been no change in the role of the chairman in 16 years,â said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for DoD.
Defense Secretary James Mattis âconsults with the chairman on every decision he makes that impacts either directly or indirectly, our men and women in uniformâ and wants Dunford to be present at times when NSC tackles national security issues, Davis added, according to the report.