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Joint Chiefs of Staff

consists of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS), and the Service Chiefs: US Army Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Operations, US Air Force Chief of Staff, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.


Operational Branch

used to employ forces and begins with the President, through the SecDef, and onto the combatant commanders (CCDRs).


Administrative Branch

Used to recruit, organize, train, and equip forces. It also begins with the President, through the SecDef, but proceeds to the Secretaries of the military departments.14


Combatant Commanders

A combatant command (COCOM) is a command with a broad continuing mission under a single commander and composed of significant assigned components of two or more military departments that are established and so designated by the President, through the SecDef with the advice and assistance of the CJCS.


Joint Force Commanders

Joint Force Commander (JFC) is a general term applied to a CCDR, subunified commander, or Joint Task Force (JTF) commander authorized to exercise combatant command (command authority) or operational control over a joint force.


Service Component Commanders

A Service component command, assigned to a CCDR, consists of a Service component CDR and the Service forces (such as individuals, units, detachments, and organizations, including the support forces) that have been assigned to that CCDR


Combat Support Agencies

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA0
National Security Agency (NSA).


Geographic Combatant Commands

GCCs are assigned a geographic Area of Responsibility (AOR) within which their missions are accomplished with assigned and/or attached forces.


US Africa Command (USAFRICOM)

Located in Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
responsible for US military relations with 53 African countries, including the islands of Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe, along with the Indian Ocean islands of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles.


US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Located at MacDill AFB, FL
US Central Command‘s AOR is the Middle East, Egypt, and Central Asia


US European Command (USEUCOM)

Located in Stuttgart, Germany
AOR covers almost one-fifth of the planet, including all of Europe, large portions of Asia, parts of the Middle East and the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. The command is responsible for US military relations with NATO and 51 countries on two continents with a total population of close to a billion people.


US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)

Located in Peterson AFB, Colorado
US Northern Command conducts homeland defense, civil support, and security cooperation to defend and secure the United States and its interests. its AOR includes air, land, and sea approaches and encompasses the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the surrounding water out to approximately 500 nautical miles.


US Pacific Command (USPACOM)

Located in Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii
AOR encompasses about half of the earth‘s surface, stretching from the waters off the west coast of the US to the western border of India and from Antarctica to the North Pole.


US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)

Located in Miami, FL
US Southern Command is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation for Central and South America, the Caribbean (except US commonwealths, territories, and possessions), and Cuba. USSOUTHCOM is also responsible for ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal and canal area.


Functional Combatant Commands

FCCs support (or can be supported by) GCCs or may conduct assigned missions independently.


US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Located at MacDill
USSOCOM conducts several covert and clandestine missions, such as unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, psychological operations, civil affairs, direct action, counter-terrorism and war on drugs operations.


US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

Located at Scott AFB, Illinois
As the single manager of America's global defense transportation system, USTRANSCOM is tasked with the coordination of people and transportation assets to allow the US to project and sustain forces, whenever, wherever, and for as long as they are needed.


US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)

Located at Offutt AFB, Nebraska
US Strategic Command is charged with space operations (such as military satellites), information operations (such as information warfare), missile defense, global command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), global strike and strategic deterrence (the United States nuclear arsenal), and combating weapons of mass destruction.


Air Combat Command (ACC)

Located at Langley AFB, Virginia
Air Combat Command organizes, trains, equips and deploys combat ready forces to support combatant commanders around the globe. Additionally, ACC provides the air component headquarters to USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, and USCENTCOM and supports the in-place air components of USEUCOM and USPACOM.


Air Education and Training Command (AETC)

Located at Randolph AFB, TX
AETC sustains the combat capability of the operational Air Force by providing highly trained and motivated Airmen and manages mobility and contingency tasking support for combatant commanders.


Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)

Located at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
AFGSC develops and provides combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations—safe, secure, effective—to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders.


Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC)

Located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Air Force Materiel Command delivers war-winning technology, acquisition support, sustainment, and expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter.


Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC)

Located at Robins AFB, Georgia
Air Force Reserve Command provides personnel to augment the active duty community to carry out the warfighting mission with approximately 14% of the total force while spanning a wide variety of missions


Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)

Located at Peterson AFB, Colorado
Air Force Space Command is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping mission- ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, US Strategic Command, and other combatant commands world-wide.


Air Mobility Command (AMC)

Located at Scott AFB, Illinois
Air Mobility Command provides airlift and aerial refueling for all of America‘s armed forces. They also provide aeromedical evacuation and Global Reach Laydown (GRL). GRL strategy uses resources from various organizations and brings them together to form those deployed organizations required to achieve the specific objectives of any particular mobility operation.


Pacific Air Force (PACAF)

Located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
PACAF organizes, trains, equips, and maintains resources prepared to conduct a broad spectrum of air operations—from humanitarian relief to decisive combat employment—in DoD‘s largest area of responsibility.


US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)

Located at Ramstein Air Base, Germany
US Air Forces in Europe executes the USEUCOM mission with forward-based air power to provide forces for global operations, ensure strategic access, assure allies, deter aggression and build partnerships.


Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

Located at Hurlburt Field, Florida
Air Force Special Operations Command is responsible to US Special Operations Command for the readiness of Air Force special operations forces to conduct the war on terrorism and to disrupt, defeat, and destroy terrorist networks that threaten the United States, its citizens, and interests worldwide.


Primary Roles of the Services

to organize, train, equip, and provide forces.


Coast Guard Core Values

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty