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Unified combatant command

Definition/Scope: The unified command structure is flexible, and changes as required to accomodate evolving U.S. national security needs. A classified document called the Unified Command Plan (UCP) establishes the combatant commands, identifies geographic areas of respon sibility, assigns primary tasks, defines authority of the commanders, establishes command relationships, and gives guidance on the exercise of combatant command. It is approved by the President, published by the CJCS, and addressed to the commanders of combatant commands. NATO A unified command is a command with broad continuing missions under a single CDR, composed of forces from two or more Military Departments, and established by the President through the SecDef and with the advice and assistance of the CJCS. The commands are: CENTCOM, EUCOM, JFCOM, NORTHCOM, PACOM, SOUTHCOM, SOCOM, STRATCOM, TRANSCOM, AFRICOM. JP 1-02 and FM 3-0



Acronym:

UCC

Related Terms:

AFRICOM
CENTCOM
EUCOM
Functional Commands
Geographic Combatant Commands
JFCOM
NORTHCOM
PACOM
SOCOM
SOUTHCOM
STRATCOM
TRANSCOM
US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Strategic Command
US Transportation Command, Combatant Command, Unified


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