SOUTHCOM Lines of Effort
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)
U.S. Southern Command is part of a team – consisting of our partners in the U.S. Government, our allies, partner nations, and civil society – that is invested in advancing security, freedom, and prosperity in the Western Hemisphere.
The strengths and opportunities of our hemisphere—democracy, respect for human rights and rule of law, and military-to-military relationships rooted in education, culture, and values— are matched with a troubling array of challenges and threats to global security and to our homeland.
We continuously look for ways to improve our processes, efficiency, and readiness. We will foster a climate in which individuals have sufficient time for self-development and preparation, and we will devote resources toward personal and family readiness.