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US Central Command, Combatant Command, AOR/Unified

Definition/Scope: Theater-level Unified Combatant Command unit of the U.S. armed forces, established in 1983 under the operational control of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. It was originally conceived of as the Rapid Deployment Forces. Its area of responsibility is in the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia. No fighting units are directly subordinate to this command; rather, the five subordinate service component commands are: U.S. Army Forces Central Command (ARCENT), U.S. Air Forces Central (CENTAF), U.S. Marine Forces Central Command (USMARCENT), U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT), United States Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT). One of 10 unified commands.



Acronym:

CENTCOM
USCENTCOM

Broader Terms:

DoD Commands
Unified Command Plan
unified commands

Narrower Terms:

Air Force Special Operations Command, CENTCOM
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Al-Qaida
Army Forces Central Command-Kuwait
CENTCOM Deployment Distribution Operations Center
CENTCOM facilities
Central Command Air Forces
Coalition Forces Air Component Command
Coalition Forces Land Component Command
Coalition Forces Maritime Component Command
Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System
Combined Intelligence Center (CENTCOM)
Combined Joint Task Force - 101
Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan
Commander Task Force Five Three
Commander, Central Command
Defense Logistics Agency Central
Harakat ul-Mujahadin
Joint Petroleum Office
JTF Southwest Asia
Lashkar i Jhangvi
Logistical Support Area Anaconda
Marine Corps Component, Central Command
Mujahadin-e Khalq Organization
Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance
Provincial Reconstruction Teams
Small Arms Support Center
Special Operations Command Central
Third Army
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet
United States Forces - Afghanistan
US Naval Forces Central Command
USARCENT

Related Terms:

AFRICOM
Airspace Coordination Center
CENTCOM Joint Intelligence Center
Eighth US Army
EUCOM
Florida
Iraqi Based Industrial Zone
JFCOM
MacDill AFB
NORTHCOM
PACOM
SOCOM
SOUTHCOM
STRATCOM
Transportation Command


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