Today, Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., has assumed the duties as vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Gen. Peter Pace will assume the duties as chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sept. 30, 2005.
Gen. Richard B. Myers will retire from active duty on Oct. 1, 2005.
During the time between when he steps down as vice chairman and when he will be sworn in as chairman, Pace plans to meet with combatant commanders, Joint Staff leadership, and members of the interagency in preparation for assuming his new responsibilities.
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