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U.S. Army South, as the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Joint Forces Land Component Command (JFLCC), conducts security cooperation operations and activities with partner nation Armies in the USSOUTHCOM Area of Responsibility in order to strengthen regional security and counter threats in support of a networked defense of the Homeland.  On order, the JFLCC provides a JTF-capable headquarters to respond to emergent requirements and tasked contingency plans.



U.S. Army South is a disciplined headquarters that fights where told and wins where it fights, confident in our abilities to achieve success regardless of uncertainty or difficulty, proud of our organization and proud to serve each other, our Nation and our Partners with dignity and respect.


Commander's Intent

Commander's Intent


U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility encompasses 31 countries and 15 areas of special sovereignty in Central and South America, and the Caribbean, which covers about 15.6 million square miles. The region represents about one-sixth of the landmass of the world assigned to regional unified commands. Inhabited with nearly 500 million people speaking over 100 languages, there is no other region we depend upon more for our prosperity and security, and with which we are more closely tied through bonds of family, culture, trade, democratic traditions and geographic proximity.


Operational Environment