Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
Leadership in the Pakistan armed forces is provided by the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, which controls the military from the Joint Staff Headquarters, adjacent to the Air HQ, Navy HQ, and Army GHQ in the vicinity of the Rawalpindi Military District. The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee is composed of the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff, the Commandant Marines, and the Commander of the Special Plans Division.Appointed by the Prime minister and confirmed by the President, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee outranks all other four-star officers; however, he does not have operational command authority over the Armed Forces. In his capacity as chief military adviser, he assists the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense in exercising their command functions.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee deals with all aspects of joint-military coordination affecting the security of the state, and is charged with the integration of inter-service operational plans. In times of peace, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee‘s principle functions are to conduct planning of civil–military input; in times of war, the Chairman acts as principle military adviser to the Prime Minister in the supervision and conduct of joint warfare.
The Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee include:
|Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff||Pakistan Army||29 November 2013|
|Chief of Naval Staff||Pakistan Navy||7 October 2011|
|Chief of Air Staff||Pakistan Air Force||19 March 2012|
|Chief of Army Staff||Pakistan Army||29 November 2013|