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Encyclopedia > United States Strategic Command
United States Strategic Command

USSTRATCOM emblem
Active October 1, 2002 to present
Country United States
Type Functional Combatant Command
Part of Modified J-code
Nickname STRATCOM
Anniversaries October 1, 2002
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt Gen C. Robert Kehler, USAF (Acting)

United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is one of the nine Unified Combatant Commands of the United States Department of Defense. USSTRATCOM controls the nuclear weapons assets of the United States military. It is also a globally focused command and a global integrator charged with the missions of Space Operations; Information Operations; Integrated Missile Defense; Global Command and Control; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Global Strike; Strategic Deterrence; and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction. It is headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. It absorbed the United States Space Command in 2002. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1701x1701, 1612 KB) Summary United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) emblem Source: http://www. ... Lieutenant General C. Robert Bob Kehler is Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... A Unified Combatant Command is composed of forces from two or more services, has a broad and continuing mission, and is organized either on a geographical basis (known as Area Of Responsibility, AOR) or on a functional basis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... Offutt Air Force Base (Offutt AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force and a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ...

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Mission

The LeMay building
The LeMay building

Provide the nation with global deterrence capabilities and synchronized DoD effects to combat adversary weapons of mass destruction worldwide. Enable decisive global kinetic and non-kinetic combat effects through the application and advocacy of integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); space and global strike operations; information operations; integrated missile defense and robust command and control. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1400x1106, 1370 KB) // Summary Summary Description: LeMay Building, HQ USSTRATCOM Source: Department of Defense Author: DOD Photo Date: 2005 Location: Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska Permission: United States Department of Defense Privacy and Security Notice Other versions of this file: No... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1400x1106, 1370 KB) // Summary Summary Description: LeMay Building, HQ USSTRATCOM Source: Department of Defense Author: DOD Photo Date: 2005 Location: Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska Permission: United States Department of Defense Privacy and Security Notice Other versions of this file: No...


Unique Command Responsibilities

USSTRATCOM combines the synergy of the U.S. legacy nuclear command and control mission with responsibility for space operations; global strike; Defense Department information operations; global missile defense; global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR); and combating weapons of mass destruction. This dynamic package gives the President and the Secretary of Defense a unified resource for greater understanding of specific threats around the world and the means to respond to those threats rapidly. USSTRATCOM exercises command authority over four joint functional component commands, also known as JFCCs as well as Joint Task Forces and Service Components. This combination of authorities, oversight, leadership and management enables a more responsive, flattened organizational construct according to the commands leadership. Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR or sometimes C4ISR) is a collective term identifying all those military systems that support properly designated commanders in the exercise of authority and direction over assigned and attached forces across the range of military operations collect, process, integrate, analyze, evaluate, or... Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR or sometimes C4ISR) is a collective term identifying all those military systems that support properly designated commanders in the exercise of authority and direction over assigned and attached forces across the range of military operations collect, process, integrate, analyze, evaluate, or... For the Xzibit album, see Weapons of Mass Destruction (album). ...


Leadership

Currently, Lieutenant General C. Robert_Kehler is the commander of USSTRATCOM, and serves as the senior commander of the joint military forces from all four branches of the military assigned to the command. He is the leader, steward and advocate of the nation's strategic capabilities. His responsibilities include integrating and coordinating the necessary command and control capability to provide support with the most accurate and timely information for the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and to regional combatant commanders. He will be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Admiral Mike Mullen on October 1st, 2007. Lieutenant General C. Robert Bob Kehler is Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... A Unified Combatant Command is composed of forces from two or more services, has a broad and continuing mission, and is organized either on a geographical basis (known as Area Of Responsibility, AOR) or on a functional basis. ...


The President has nominated to the Senate the following general officer for re-appointment to the grade of general with assignment as indicated:GEN KEVIN P. CHILTON, FROM: Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO; TO: Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE (from 23 Jul 07 Air Force Senior Leader Announcement). Lieutenant-General C. Robert "Bob" Kehler will be promoted to General and will take the post as new Commander, Air Force Space Command.


Organization

Primary operational units

  • Joint Functional Component Commands These commands are responsible for the day-to-day planning and execution of primary mission areas: space and global strike; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; network warfare; integrated missile defense; and the recently added mission of combating weapons of mass destruction.

The Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Integration (JFCC-GSI) is a component of US Strategic Command. ... The Eighth Air Force is a numbered air force (NAF) of the major command (MAJCOM) of Air Combat Command of the United States Air Force and it is headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. ... The Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE) is a component of US Strategic Command. ... The United States Fourteenth Air Force, also 14th Air Force (14 AF), is a Numbered Air Force (NAF) of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). ... Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC IMD) is a component of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). ... The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command is a specialized major command within the United States Department of the Army [1](SMDC). ... The Missile Defense Agency is the section of the United States governments Department of Defense responsible for developing a layered defense against ballistic missiles. ... The Joint Functional Component Command Network Warfare, JFCC-NW, is a the command responsible for coordinating offensive computer network operations for the United States Department of Defense. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA, formerly known as the Defense Communications Agency) is a combat support agency of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) responsible for planning, developing, fielding, operating, and supporting command, control, communications, and information systems that serve the needs of the President, the Secretary of... Joint Task Force—Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) Functional Component is a subordinate command of the United States Strategic Command. ... The Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or JFCC ISR is a component of US Strategic Command. ... The Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, is a major producer and manager of military intelligence for the United States Department of Defense. ... The USSTRATCOM Center for Comabating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC WMD) is a United States Strategic Command center built in cooperation with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). ... For the Xzibit album, see Weapons of Mass Destruction (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...

Organizational and support units

  • Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) - Located in Arlington, Va., the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) is U.S. Strategic Command's operational component supporting USSTRATCOM in defense of the DoD's Global Information Grid. This is done by integrating GNO capabilities into the operations of all DoD computers, networks, and systems used by DoD combatant commands, services and agencies.
  • Joint Information Operations Warfare Command (JIOWC) - The JIOWC integrates Information Operations (IO) into military plans and operations across the spectrum of conflict. Located at Lackland AFB, Texas, the JIOWC deploys information operations planning teams worldwide at a moment's notice to support combatant commanders and joint task forces.

The correct mission statement for JIOWC is: "The JIOWC plans, integrates, and synchronizes Information Operations (IO) in direct support of Joint Force Commanders and serves as the USSTRATCOM lead for enhancing IO across DoD." The JTF-GNO directs the operation and defense of the Global Information Grid. ... The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency is one of the key agencies building the Global Information Grid The Global Information Grid (GIG) is defined as the globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities, associated processes, and personnel for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand... The US Strategic Command Joint Information Operations Warfare Command, or JIOWC, is responsible for the integration of Information Operations (IO) into military plans and operations across the spectrum of conflict. ... Lackland Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located to the west of San Antonio, Texas, USA. It is the main entry processing station (Basic Training)/(Basic Military Instruction) for Air Force recruits. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A Unified Combatant Command is composed of forces from two or more services, has a broad and continuing mission, and is organized either on a geographical basis (known as Area Of Responsibility, AOR) or on a functional basis. ... A task force or task group is a temporary organization formed to work on a single defined task or activity. ...


Additionally, JIOWC is a functional command, per USSTRATCOM homepage, not an "Organizational and Support Units".


Task Forces

USSTRATCOM relies on various task forces for the execution of its global missions. These include:

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This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Boeing IDS (formerly Rockwell) B-1B Lancer is a long-range strategic bomber in service with the USAF. Together with the B-52 Stratofortress, it is the backbone of the United Statess long-range bomber force. ... Dyess Air Force Base is located in Texas, just west of the city of Abilene. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Ellsworth Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base, located about 7 miles east of Rapid City, South Dakota and is home to the B-1B Lancer. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... “B-52” redirects here. ... Barksdale Air Force Base is a U.S. military base near Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. Barksdale is the home of the U.S. Air Forces 2nd Bombing Wing and headquarters of the 8th Air Force . ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a multi-role stealth heavy bomber, capable of deploying both conventional and nuclear weapons. ... Whiteman Air Force Base (Whiteman AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Johnson County, Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Test launch of a Peacekeeper ICBM by the 1st Strategic Aerospace Division (1 STRAD), Vandenberg AFB, CA (USAF) The LGM-118A Peacekeeper was a land-based ICBM deployed by the United States starting in 1986. ... Active military base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. ... A Minuteman III missile soars after a test launch. ... Twentieth Air Force is a Numbered Air Force in Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). ... Active military base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Innovations

General Cartwright is exploring ways to incorporate innovative collaborative tools into what has traditionally been considered a very centralized military organization. Speaking at a recent convention General Cartwright said, "Where I would like to be is well outside the comfort zone of my organization. But what we've started with is just some simple 'blogging' tools, to try to change the culture a little bit; to try to allow people to contribute." [3]


History

On June 1, 1992, President George H. W. Bush established the U.S. Strategic Command out of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and other Cold War military bodies, now obsolete due to the change in world politics. The Command unified planning, targeting and wartime employment of strategic forces under one commander. Day-to-day training, equipment and maintenance responsibilities for its forces remained with the Air Force and Navy. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For the film of the same name, see Strategic Air Command (film) The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was the operational establishment of the United States Air Force in charge of Americas bomber-based and ballistic missile-based strategic nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


As a result of the 2002 Nuclear Posture Review, the Cold War system of relying solely on offensive nuclear response was modified. Shortly after a meeting between President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in May 2002, a summit was held during which both leaders signed a treaty promising bilateral reductions that would result in a total of 1,700 to 2,200 operationally deployed strategic nuclear weapons for each country by the year 2012. Also see: 2002 (number). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the current President of the Russian Federation. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Space Command

The United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) was a unified command of the United States military created in 1985 to help institutionalize the use of outer space by the United States. The Department of Defense merged U.S. Space Command with the United States Strategic Command on October 1, 2002. A Unified Combatant Command is composed of forces from two or more services, has a broad and continuing mission, and is organized either on a geographical basis (known as Area Of Responsibility, AOR) or on a functional basis. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Military space operations coordinated by USSC proved to be very valuable for the U.S.-led coalition in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The U.S. military has relied on communications, intelligence, navigation, missile warning and weather satellite systems in areas of conflict since the early 1990s, including the Balkans, Southwest Asia and Afghanistan. Space systems are considered indispensable providers of tactical information to U.S. warfighters. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ...


As part of the ongoing initiative to transform the U.S. military, on June 26, 2002, Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that U.S. Space Command would merge with USSTRATCOM as part of the ongoing initiative to update the Department of Defense. As part of a change to the Unified Command Plan, President Bush migrated space missions from the former USSPACECOM and subsequently nominated Admiral James Ellis to be commander of the new unified command, which would retain the U.S. Strategic Command name and would be headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base. The merger was intended to improve combat effectiveness and speeds up information collection and assessment needed for strategic decision-making. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is a U.S. Republican politician and businessman, who was the 13th Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977, and the 21st Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006. ... Offutt Air Force Base (Offutt AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force and a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ...


The activation of the new USSTRATCOM took place October 1, 2002. The merged command was responsible for both early warning of and defense against missile attack as well as long-range strategic attacks. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


President Bush signed Change Two to the Unified Command Plan on January 10, 2003, and tasked USSTRATCOM with four previously unassigned responsibilities: global strike, missile defense integration, Department of Defense Information Operations, and C4ISR (command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). This combination of roles, capabilities and authorities under a single unified command was unique in the history of unified commands. is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR or sometimes C4ISR) is a collective term identifying all those military systems that support properly designated commanders in the exercise of authority and direction over assigned and attached forces across the range of military operations collect, process, integrate, analyze, evaluate, or...


Space and Global Strike Reorganization

After some consideration concerning the separation of the JFCC for Space and Global Strike missions, according to AirForceTimes.com[4] and InsideDefense.com,[5] General Cartwright is now in the process of separating the JFCC for Space and Global Strike into two individual JFCCs: a JFCC for Space (JFCC Space) and a JFCC for Global Strike and Integration (JFCC GSI).[6] U.S. Strategic Command officials are expected to deliver a detailed plan on the separation to General Cartwright for approval by September 2006.[7]


Some officials believe this will allow each to focus more effectively on its primary mission and allow the mission of space to have focused attention and be better integrated with other military capabilities. This comes after some concern by officials and lawmakers such as U.S. Senator Wayne Allard (R-Colo.), an outspoken advocate for national security space activities, complained in a March 2006 memo to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about what he sees as a declining emphasis on space within the U.S. Department of Defense and specifically the way space has been organized at U.S. Strategic Command.[8] Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Republican Party. ...


However, to the contrary, there are officials who believe the reorganization into the current setup where the space mission was folded into U.S. Strategic Command and merged into a JFCC for Space and Global Strike creates better synergy and integration of space with other interrelated capabilities rather than have a single entity devoted to space.


Commanders

“The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... Admiral Richard W. Mies was the second Commander in Chief, from 1998 to 2001, of United States Strategic Command, located at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. ... USN redirects here. ... Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. ... USN redirects here. ... James E. Cartwright General James E. Cartwright is Commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Kevin P. Chilton (b November 3, 1954) is a Lieutenant General in the USAF who was also a NASA astronaut. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ...

See also

A Unified Combatant Command is composed of forces from two or more services, has a broad and continuing mission, and is organized either on a geographical basis (known as Area Of Responsibility, AOR) or on a functional basis. ... For the film of the same name, see Strategic Air Command (film) The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was the operational establishment of the United States Air Force in charge of Americas bomber-based and ballistic missile-based strategic nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. ... The United States was the first country in the world to successfully develop nuclear weapons, and is the only country to have used them in war against another nation. ... Cyber-terrorism is the leveraging of a targets computers and information technology, particularly via the Internet, to cause physical, real-world harm or severe disruption. ...

External links

Bibliography

Johnson, Spencer (September 2002). “The Unified Command Plan.” Joint Forces Quarterly

 
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