Chief of Staff, Air Force ........Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, USAFCommandant, Marine Corps ........Gen. C.E. Mundy, Jr., USMCJoint Staff ........Director ........Vice Adm. R.C. Macke, USNVice Director ........Maj. Gen. Charles T. Robertson, USAFDirector for Manpower and Personnel -- J-1 ........Rear Adm. P.A. Tracey, USNDirector, Intelligence ........Rear Adm. Michael W. Cramer, USNDirector for Operations -- J-3 ........Lt. Gen. John J. Sheehan, USMCDirector for Logistics -- J-4 ........Rear Adm. John B. LaPlante, USN, ActingDirector for Strategic Plans and Policy -- J-5 ........Lt. Gen. Wesley K.Clark, USADirector for Command, Control, Communications and Computer System -- J-6........Lt. Gen. Albert J. Edmonds, USAFDirector for Operational Plans and Interoperability -- J-7 ........Maj.Gen. Stephen Silvasy, Jr., USADirector for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment -- J-8 ........Maj.Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, USAFDirector for Information and Resource Management ........Col. Richard O.Shatzel, USAF[For the Department of Defense statement of organization, see the Code ofFederal Regulations, Title 32, Chapter I, Subchapter R]@U1[Insert Department of Defense chart]@U0The Department of Defense is responsible for providing the military forcesneeded to deter war and protect the security of our country. The majorelements of these forces are the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force,consisting of about 1.5 million men and women on active duty. They arebacked, in case of emergency, by the 1 million members of the reservecomponents. In addition, ther e are about 900,000 civilian employees inthe Defense Department. Under the President, who is also Commander inChief, the Secretary of Defense exercises authority, direction, andcontrol over the Department, which includes the separately organizedmilitary departments of Army, Navy, and Air Force, the Joint Chiefs ofStaff providing military advice, the unified combatant commands, andvarious defense agencies established for specific purposes. Every Statein the Union has some defense activities. Central headquarters of theDepartment is at the Pentagon, the ``world's largest office building.''