Directorates are the functional divisions within SOUTHCOM. Each directorate is charged to support or manage an aspect of the mission. Click on the links below to learn more about each directorate.
Director J1 Manpower & Personnel: Navy Capt. Carol M. Kushmier
Director J2 Intelligence: Army Brig. Gen. Kate Leahy
Director J3 Operations: Coast Guard Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel
Director J4 Logistics: Marine Col. William J. Truax, Jr.
Director J5 Strategy, Policy, and Plans: Marine Brig. Gen. Paul J. Rock Jr.
Director J6 Communication Systems: Col. Jonathon R. Moelter
Director J7 Theater Engagement: Navy Rear Adm. Daniel B. “Brian” Hendrickson
Director: J8 Resources & Analysis: Position Currently Vacant
Director J9 Partnering: Dr. Vic Ramdass
Congressional Affairs Chief: Elizabeth Gonzalez
SOUTHCOM Inspector General: Army Col. Paul L. DeCecco
Staff Judge Advocate: Marine Col. Joseph G. Bowe
Public Affairs Chief: Army Col. Lisa A. Garcia
Chaplain: Air Force Col. Greg Woodbury, Jr.
Command Surgeon: Air Force Col. Rudolph Cachuela