U.S. Southern Command is one of eleven unified Combatant Commands within the U.S. Department of Defense. SOUTHCOM is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Area of Focus
The U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility encompasses 31 countries and 16 dependencies and areas of special sovereignty. The region represents about one-sixth of the landmass of the world assigned to regional unified commands.
SOUTHCOM's Area of Responsibility includes:
-The land mass of Latin America south of Mexico
-The waters adjacent to Central and South America
-The Caribbean Sea
For more information, please visit USSOUTHCOM.