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Gen. Joseph Dunford Eyes Joint Staff Workforce Reduction in 2016

Joseph Dunford
Joseph Dunford

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he plans to reduce the Joint Staff workforce after New Year in a move to address the overlapping functions within the Defense Department, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jared Serbu writes Dunford made the remarks at a Center for a New American Security-hosted conference.

“My priority is going to be to focus on strategy and supporting the combatant commander,” Dunford said.

“That means force development, capability development, joint force readiness, those core areas.”

Dunford said he believes caution should be exercised before he trims down the role of combatant commands, according to the report.

“We need to be careful about any discussion that says the COCOMs aren’t warfighters,” he added.

“I just want to make sure that we have the right framework within which to make recommendations and to have a debate.”

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