General Cody became the 31st Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army, on June 24, 2004.

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Vice Chief of Staff, Army. The VCSA serves as the principal advisor and assistant to the CSA and is a full participant in the EOH. Among the responsibilities of the VCSA are—

(1) Advising and assisting the CSA in the execution of the CSA’s responsibilities for those missions and functions related to manpower and personnel; logistics; operations and plans;

requirements and programs; intelligence; command, control, and communications; and readiness.

(2) Under the authority, direction, and control of the SA, advising and assisting the CSA on missions and functions related to auditing, inspector general, legislative affairs, and public

affairs activities and in the planning and coordination of matters related to acquisition and supportability, comptroller and financial management, and information management.

(3) Assisting the CSA in the management of Army installations and facilities.

(4) Representing the Army at OSD in those areas relating to the VCSA’s principal responsibilities.

(5) Representing Army capabilities, requirements, policy, plans, and programs in Joint fora.

(6) Representing Army, designated the Army general officer representative to the Joint requirements Oversight Council (JROC).

(7) Tasking the ARSTAF and, as authorized by the Secretary of the Army in paragraph 2a(7), elements of the Army Secretariat to support the CSA in the performance of the CSA’s assigned duties and responsibilities.

-General Orders 3, Headquarters of the Department of the Army

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