DODD 5100.1 (2002) Functions of DOD and Its Major Components

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Department of Defense DIRECTIVE NUMBER 5100.1 August 1, 2002 Certified Current as of November 21, 2003 DA&M SUBJECT: Functions of the Department of Defense and Its Major Components References: (a) DoD Directive 5100.1, subject as above, September 25, 1987 (hereby canceled) (b) Title 10, United States Code (c) DoD Directive 5158.1, "Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Relationships with the Office of the Secretary of Defense," May 1, 1985 (d) Title 5, United States Code, Appendix, "Inspector General Act of 1978," as amended (e) through (ae), see enclosure 1 1. REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE This Directive: 1.1. Cancels reference (a). 1.2. Promulgates the functions of the Department of Defense and its major components according to 10 U.S.C. (reference (b)). 2. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 2.1. All functions in the Department of Defense and its component agencies are performed under the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense. 2.2. The Department of Defense is composed of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and such other offices, agencies, activities and commands established or designated by law, or by the President or by the
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DODD 5100.1, August 1, 2002 2 Secretary of Defense. The functions of the heads of these offices shall be as assigned by the Secretary of Defense according to existing law. 2.2.1. In providing immediate staff assistance and advice to the Secretary of Defense, the OSD and the JCS, though separately identified and organized, function in full coordination and cooperation in accordance with reference (c). 2.2.1.1. The OSD includes the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, General Counsel of the Department of Defense, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, the OSD Directors who report directly to the Secretary or Deputy Secretary of Defense, and such other offices and officials established by law or by the Secretary of Defense. 2.2.1.2. The Chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are responsible to the Secretary of Defense for the functions assigned to them. To the extent it does not impair independence in the performance of their duties as members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, except the Chairman, shall inform the Secretary of their respective Military Departments regarding military advice rendered as members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on matters affecting the Military Departments. 2.2.1.3.
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