ABSTRACT

USNORTHCOM   [open pdf - 208KB]

"The Department of Defense established U.S. Northern Command in 2002 to consolidate, under a single unified command, existing missions that were previously executed by other military organizations. USNORTHCOMs mission is homeland defense and civil support, specifically: conduct operations to deter, prevent, and defeat threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories and interests within the assigned area of responsibility; and as directed by the President or Secretary of Defense, provide military assistance to civil authorities including consequence management operations. U.S. Northern Command plans, organizes, and executes homeland defense and civil support missions, but has few permanently assigned forces. The command is assigned forces whenever necessary to execute missions as ordered by the President. Approximately 1,200 uniformed personnel (representing all service branches) and civil service employees provide this essential unity of command from U.S. Northern Commands headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. Admiral Keating assumed command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Nov. 5, 2004."

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2005-04
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
CHIPS: http://www.chips.navy.mil
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
CHIPS - The Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine (April-June 2005), p.10-12
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