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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Mark A. Milley

While chiefs of staff do not often draw public attention, they are crucial in situations of crisis management, strategy development and execution. This piece draws attention to one such chief of staff, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley.

The Chief of Staff to the First Lady

Chiefs of staff to First Ladies are often overlooked. Indeed, many are unaware that the position exists in the first place. While the role is currently vacant, in this article we highlight the history and significance of the chief of staff role within The Office of the First Lady.

A Sneak Peek into The Chief of Staff

With the publication of The Chief of Staff  Journal around the corner, we give a sneak peek into our upcoming Issue on decision-making.

Voices from the Chief of Staff Association

With our current cohort soon coming to a close, The Chief of Staff Association asked members to share their experiences with the CSA. There were some common themes that stood out: the value of community, the benefit of specialised education and a growing confidence in the chief of staff profession.

Understanding the Salary of Chiefs of Staff in the US

With a little help from the LinkedIn Salary feature, The Chief of Staff Association analysed the salary trends of US-based chiefs of staff. In particular, this blog post focuses on two factors that determine income variation: seniority and location.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Appoints Tiffany Chu as Permanent Chief of Staff

In February 2022, Tiffany Chu officially assumed her role as the Mayor of Boston’s chief of staff. This blog post highlights Tiffany Chu’s career and appointment.

How Much Does the White House Chief of Staff Earn?

The White House Chief of Staff (COS) is a position of tremendous responsibility and prestige.

What Does a Chief of Staff Do?

Chiefs of staff are crucial to organizational success, reflecting the multifaceted and versatile role that they play.

The Accidental Chief of Staff

Following an unexpected job loss, Aaron Guerrero found himself job hunting in the middle of a pandemic. After a long search, Aaron was hired as a first-time chief of staff.