Founded in 1947, the Joint Chiefs of Staff is charged with coordinating the combat capabilities of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Comprised of the highest ranking officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, it functions as the nation's elite military advisory command. Experts in military science and combat strategy, the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff consult regularly with the President to offer recommendations on war planning and other national security concerns. Directing the operation and integration of U.S. forces throughout the world, the Joint Chiefs of Staff play a vital role in enhancing America's ability to decisively engage the enemy.
This coin salutes the dedicated service of the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose skillful and determined leadership ensures America's military superiority. The obverse bears the crest and shield of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The reverse features a rendering of the Pentagon against a black backdrop.
Minted in a brass alloy, this coin contains striking enamel accents on one side. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the mission and history of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.