SOUTHCOM Commander's Priorities

U.S. and Colombian paratroopers train together in Colombia.

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and the National Army of Colombia conduct a ground tactical exercise designed to simulate the securing of an airfield at Tolemaida Air Base, Nilo, Colombia on January 25, 2020.

Strengthen Partnerships

  • Integrated Deterrence –  expand relationships with allies, partners, the interagency, non-governmental organizations, and industry

  • Integrate Officer/Enlisted Leader Development, human rights, and diversity programs into engagements 

  • Access and Presence matters –  be on the field and engaged


Learn more about our efforts to Strengthen Partnerships:

Counter Threats

U.S. Southern Command will increase cooperation and information sharing with allies and partners to understand and counter threats from transnational criminal organizations, violent extremist organizations, and malign regional and external state actors.

  • Campaign across all domains and engage transboundary challenges

Peoples Republic of China, Russia, Transnational Criminal Organizations, corruption, climate change, COVID 

  • Pierce the Information Space – amplify our story, shape perceptions, and outmaneuver malign actors

  • Train like we fight – be ready for crisis tonight

  • Innovate - establish our Area of Responsibility as an innovation test bed


Learn more about our efforts to Counter Threats:

Build Our Team

  • People first – promote a learning organization that embraces training, processes, and development

  • Be fit and disciplined – physically, mentally, spiritually, and morally 

  • SOUTHCOM Family initiatives – quality of life, manpower, sponsorship, resilience, TEAM SOUTHCOM