U.S. Southern Command is a joint military command supporting U.S. national security objectives throughout the Western Hemisphere in cooperation with domestic and international partners, in order to foster security, ensure stability, and promote prosperity throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean and the global community.
U.S. Southern Command is prepared to conduct joint and combined full-spectrum military operations within the Area of Responsibility, in order to support U.S. national security objectives and interagency efforts that promote regional security cooperation.
Our Focus Areas
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.