Command and Staff
using the command's force-structure manpower spaces--to
accomplish specific missions and functions. Types of TDAs include
Basic Staff Structure
Staffs at every echelon are structured differently; however, all staffs
are similar. The basic staff structure includes a chief of staff (COS) or
executive officer (XO), and three staff groups: coordinating, special,
and personal. The number of coordinating, special, and personal staff
officers within each staff group varies at different levels of command.
Commanders may integrate TDA staffs with MTOE staffs to promote
unity of effort and save resources.
10 May 2005