The Joint Chiefs of Staff are the most senior admirals of Starfleet Command, and are ultimately responsible for the activities of Starfleet. They advise the Federation President and Federation Council in military, exploratory, and diplomatic matters.
The following officers are permanent members of the Joint Chiefs:
- Commander-in-Chief, Chairman
- Chief of Starfleet Operations
- Director of Starfleet Intelligence
- Starfleet Chief-of-Staff
- Commandant of the Starfleet Marine Corps
In addition, other senior admirals may be asked to serve at the pleasure of the Chairman or the President.