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Chief of Staff of the United States Army

The Chief of Staff of the Army is a statutory office held by a four-star general in the United States Army. As the most senior uniformed officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Army, the CSA is the principal military advisor and a deputy to the Secretary of the Army. In a separate capacity, the CSA is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and, thereby, a military advisor to the National Security Council, the Secretary of Defense, the President of the United States; the CSA is the highest-ranking officer on active-duty in the U. S. Army unless the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are Army officers; the Chief of Staff of the Army is an administrative position based in the Pentagon. While the CSA does not have operational command authority over Army forces proper, the CSA does exercise supervision of army units and organizations as the designee of the Secretary of the Army; the 40th and current Chief of Staff of the Army is General James C. McConville; the senior leadership of the Department of the Army consists of two civilians, the Secretary of the Army and the Under Secretary of the Army, two military officers, the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army.

The Chief of Staff reports directly to the Secretary of the Army for army matters and assists in the Secretary's external affairs functions, including presenting and enforcing army policies and projections. The CSA directs the Inspector General of the Army to perform inspections and investigations as required. In addition, the CSA presides over the Army Staff and represents army capabilities, policy and programs in Joint fora. Under delegation of authority made by the Secretary of the Army, the CSA designates army personnel and army resources to the Commanders of the Combatant Commands; the CSA performs all other functions enumerated in 10 U. S. C. § 3033 under the authority and control of the Secretary of the Army, or delegates those duties and responsibilities to other officers in his administration in his name. Like the other service counterparts, the CSA has no operational command authority over army forces, dating back to the passage of the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1958.

The CSA is served by a number of Deputy Chiefs of Staff of the Army, such as G-1, Personnel. The CSA base pay is $21,147.30 per month plus Personal Money Allowance of $333.33, basic allowance for subsistence of $253.38, basic allowance for housing from $50.70 to $1923.30. The Chief of Staff of the Army must be confirmed by the Senate. By statute, the CSA is appointed as a four-star general; the Chief of Staff of the Army has an official residence, Quarters 1 at Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall, Virginia. The Chief of Staff holds. Prior to 1903, the senior military officer in the army was the General-in-Chief, who reported to the Secretary of War. From 1864 to 1865, Major General Henry Halleck served as "Chief of Staff of the Army" under the Commanding General, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, thus serving in a different office and not as the senior officer in the army; the first chief of staff moved his headquarters to Fort Myer in 1908. The rank listed is the rank. Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer Sergeant Major of the Army

Pinkenba Wharf

Pinkenba Wharf is an Australian wharf, located within the Port of Brisbane, Australia. It is located adjacent to the former Pinkenba railway station; the railway was extended from Ascot railway station to Pinkenba in 1897 and the wharf was built in 1898. In 1902 a railway spur was built to service the wharf directly; the larger ocean-going cruise ships that visit the port dock at the Pinkenba Wharf, located on the north side of the Brisbane River, north of the Gateway Bridge, due to height restrictions placed by the bridge. Until the establishment of the new Portside Wharf at Hamilton, Australian cruise ship company P&O Cruises used the Pinkenba wharf as a base for its cruise ships, "Pacific Sky" and "Pacific Star"; the Brisbane dock is not glamorous, is used by industrial vessels. Correspondingly the Queensland Government is under pressure to create a new second international cruise terminal for Brisbane on the northern side of the Gateway Bridge to accommodate the larger ocean-going cruise ships.

A February 2008 visit by the luxury cruise ship the MS Queen Victoria meant that passengers could not use the international standard cruise terminal facilities at Portside Wharf and had to use the industrial wharf complex at Pinkenba instead

George W. McBride

George Wycliffe McBride was an American politician and businessman from the U. S. state of Oregon. An Oregon native, he served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as Speaker of the House and as Oregon Secretary of State for two terms before election as United States Senator from Oregon. A Republican, he was the first native Oregonian to serve in the Senate, his father and two of his brothers were politicians. George McBride was born on March 1854, near Lafayette, in Yamhill County, Oregon, his father was James McBride, a physician from Tennessee and Missouri, his mother the former Mahala Miller. George was one of fourteen children in the family that included brother John Rogers, a U. S. Representative from Oregon, Thomas who served on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1909 to 1930. George attended the local public schools before enrolling in the preparatory department of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. After one year at Willamette he enrolled at Monmouth Christian College in Monmouth, where he spent two years.

McBride studied law and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced. He moved to St. Helens. McBride was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1882 to serve Columbia County. Elected as a Republican, he was selected by fellow legislators to serve as Speaker of the House. After his lone session in the legislative assembly, he was elected as the Oregon Secretary of State in 1886 to a four-year term and re-elected in 1890 to a second term, he was in office from January 10, 1887 until January 1895, when Harrison R. Kincaid took office. On February 23, 1895, the Oregon Legislative Assembly selected McBride to serve in the United States Senate. Elected as a Republican, he served one term in office from March 4, 1895 to March 4, 1901. In the Senate he was chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard during the Fifty-fourth Congress, though the committee may never have met during his tenure, a member of the Committee on Coast Defenses during both Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses.

He was the first native Oregonian to serve in the Senate. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900. McBride was appointed as a United States commissioner to the St. Louis Exposition of 1904. After politics he was engaged as an agent of the Western Pacific Railroad in California. On May 24, 1902, in New York City he married Laura W. Walter with. In 1911 McBride died in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 57, his remains were cremated and the ashes interred in the Masonic Cemetery in St. Helens. Picture of McBride