Enabling Rapid Response
We continuously plan and prepare for crisis and contingency response through a wide range of cooperative security initiatives.
U.S. Marines with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command board a CH-53 Super Stallion in Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 9, 2015(DoD Photo)
Our cooperative security initiatives hone the skills of U.S. forces while building trust among our interagency, non-governmental, private sector, and regional military and security partners.
Training and engagement activities include military and peacekeeping exercises, regional security conferences, humanitarian and disaster relief operations, and exchanges that enhance capacity and readiness throughout the region.
Our Rapid Response Efforts & Missions
We focus on supporting U.S. government efforts to reduce human suffering in the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. The goal is to help set the stage for long-term recovery.
Our Humanitarian Assistance programs and exercises are aimed at improving the capacity of U.S. and partner nation forces to respond to humanitarian crises. The program works in concert with other U.S. government agencies that provide assistance in the region. The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is moored pierside in Roseau, Dominica during Continuing Promise 2015