U.S. Southern Command is one of ten Unified Combatant Commands within the U.S. Department of Defense. U.S. Southern Command conducts military operations and promotes security cooperation in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, in order to achieve U.S. national security objectives.
Area of Focus
The U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility encompasses 31 countries and 10 territories. 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
-A portion of the Atlantic Ocean
For more information, please visit the official USSOUTHCOM Web site.