General Casey became the 36th Chief of Staff, United States Army, on April 10th, 2007.

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Denver University Masters Degree in International Relations
Atlantic Council of the United States Senior Fellow

Commander, Multi-National Force - Iraq
The Chief of Staff, Army (CSA) serves as the senior military advisor to the SA in all matters and has responsibility for the effective and efficient functioning of Army organizations and commands in performing their statutory missions. Among the responsibilities of the CSA are—

(1) Serving as the senior military leader of the Army and all of its components.

(2) Assisting the SA in the SA’s external affairs functions, including presenting and justifying

Army policies, plans, programs, and budgets to the Secretary of Defense, executive branch, and Congress.

(3) Assisting the SA in the SA’s compliance functions, including directing The Inspector General to perform inspections and investigations as required.

(4) Presiding over the Army Staff (ARSTAF) and ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the headquarters staff, to include integrating Reserve Component matters into all aspects of Army business.

(5) Serving as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and providing independent military advice to the Secretary of Defense, President, and Congress. To the extent that such action does not impair the independence of the CSA in the performance as a member of the JCS, the CSA keeps the SA informed of military advice rendered by the JCS on matters affecting the DA. Informs the SA of significant military operations affecting the duties and responsibilities of the SA, subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense.

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

(7) Supervising the execution of Army policies, plans, programs, and activities and assessing the performance of Army commands in the execution of their assigned statutory missions and functions.

(8) Tasking the Vice Chief of Staff, Army (VCSA) and the ARSTAF and, as authorized by the SA in paragraph 2a(7), elements of the Army Secretariat to perform the CSA’s assigned duties and responsibilities.

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The Way Ahead is an overview of The Army Strategic Planning Guidance (ASPG), which as the Army's institutional strategy represents the Army senior leadership's vision of how the Army will fulfill its mission to provide necessary forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies.

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