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Uni­fied Com­bat­ant Com­mand (UCC)

The zon­ing of the world into the six com­mands and their “Area of Respon­si­bil­i­ty”.

Unified Combatant Command - Areas of Responsibility
Areas of Respon­si­bil­i­ty

A Uni­fied Com­bat­ant Com­mand (UCC) is a Unit­ed States joint mil­i­tary com­mand com­posed of forces from two or more ser­vices, has a broad and con­tin­u­ing mis­sion, and is orga­nized either on a geo­graph­i­cal basis (known as “Area Of Respon­si­bil­i­ty”, AOR) or on a func­tion­al basis. Each com­bat­ant com­mand is head­ed by a four star gen­er­al or admi­ral select­ed by the Sec­re­tary of Defense and Pres­i­dent and con­firmed by Con­gress.

Com­mands with region­al respon­si­bil­i­ties:

Unified Combatant Command - US Central Command (CENTCOM)US Cen­tral Com­mand (CENTCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: Mid­dle East, East Africa and Cen­tral Asia
  • Head­quar­ter: MacDill Air Force Base, Tam­pa (Flori­da), USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Lieu­tenant Gen­er­al Mar­tin E. Dempsey, Unit­ed States Army (tem­po­rary until Gen­er­al David Petraeus takes over)

Unified Combatant Command - US European Command (EUCOM) US Euro­pean Com­mand (EUCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: Europe and a part of the Mid­dle East
  • Head­quar­ter: Patch Bar­racks, Stuttgart, Ger­many
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Gen­er­al Bantz J. Crad­dock, Unit­ed States Army

Unified Combatant Command - US Pacific Command (PACOM)US Pacif­ic Com­mand (PACOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: Pacif­ic and Indi­an Ocean (incl. Hawaii and the troops in Alas­ka)
  • Head­quar­ter: US-Marine-Corps-Base Camp H. M. Smith, Oahu (Hawaii), USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Admi­ral Tim­o­thy J. Keat­ing, Unit­ed States Navy

Unified Combatant Command - US Northern Command (NORTHCOM)US North­ern Com­mand (NORTHCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: Northamer­i­ca
  • Head­quar­ter: Peter­son Air Force Base in Col­orado Springs, Col­orado, USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Gen­er­al Vic­tor E. Ren­uart, Jr., Unit­ed States Air Force

Unified Combatant Command - US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)US South­ern Com­mand (SOUTHCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: Lati­namer­i­ca
  • Head­quar­ter: Mia­mi, Flori­da, USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Admi­ral James G. Stavridis, Unit­ed States Navy

Unified Combatant Command - US Africa Command (AFRICOM)US Africa Com­mand (AFRICOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: African con­ti­nent (exclud­ing Egypt)
  • Head­quar­ter: Kel­ley Bar­racks in Stuttgart, Ger­many
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Gen­er­al William E. Ward, Unit­ed States Army

Com­mands with fun­tion­al respon­si­bil­i­ties:

Unified Combatant Command - US Special Operations Command US Joint Forces Com­mand (JFCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: joint con­cept devel­op­ment and exper­i­men­ta­tion, joint train­ing, joint inter­op­er­abil­i­ty and inte­gra­tion, and the pri­ma­ry con­ven­tion­al force provider
  • Head­quar­ter: Nor­folk, Vir­ginia, USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Gen­er­al James N. Mat­tis, Unit­ed States Marine Corps

Unified Combatant Command - US Special Operations Command US Spe­cial Oper­a­tions Com­mand (SOCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: Pro­vide ful­ly capa­ble Spe­cial Oper­a­tions Forces to defend the Unit­ed States and its inter­ests. Plan and syn­chro­nize oper­a­tions against ter­ror­ist net­works.
  • Head­quar­ter: MacDill Air Force Base in Flori­da, USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Admi­ral Eric T. Olson, Unit­ed States Navy

Unified Combatant Command - US Strategic Command US Strate­gic Com­mand (STRATCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: Con­trol of the US nuclear weapons, space oper­a­tions and glob­al mis­sile defense
  • Head­quar­ter: Offutt Air Force Base in Nebras­ka, USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Gen­er­al Kevin P. Chilton, Unit­ed States Air Force

Unified Combatant Command - US Transportation Command US Trans­porta­tion Com­mand (TRANSCOM)
  • Area of respon­si­bil­i­ty: To pro­vide air, land and sea trans­porta­tion for the Depart­ment of Defense, both in time of peace and time of war
  • Head­quar­ter: Scott Air Force Base in Illi­nois, USA
  • Com­mand­ing Offi­cer: Gen­er­al Dun­can J. McN­abb, Unit­ed States Air Force

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