SOUTHCOM Focus Areas
U.S. Force Recon Marines conduct fast rope training with U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment forces on July 21, 2016 during Chilean exercise Southern Star held in Antofagasta, Chile. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Equite/Released)
We strive to be the region’s preferred security partner and the innovation platform for our partners in Latin America and the Caribbean, the U.S. government, academia, and the private sector.
We continuously plan and prepare for crisis and contingency response through a wide range of cooperative security initiatives.
Threat networks – whether in the form of transnational organized crime, transregional terrorist organizations, or violent extremist networks – are prevalent throughout the region, and many have global reach far beyond Latin America and the Caribbean.