Command Snap Shot

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USSTRATCOM employs tailored nuclear, cyber, space, global strike, joint electronic warfare, missile defense, and intelligence capabilities to deter aggression, decisively respond if deterrence fails, assure allies, shape adversary behavior, defeat terror, and define the force of the future.


One USSTRATCOM Team - an innovative joint military and civilian team fighting and delivering integrated multi-domain combat effects across the globe, in space, and cyberspace, wherever and whenever needed.


  • Strategic Deterrence
  • Decisive Response
  • A Combat-Ready Force

Commander's Intent (Link: Commander's Vision and Intent)

  • Embrace strategic deterrence, consisting of innovative joint fighting forces integrated and synchronized in multiple domains to ensure national security.
  • Ensure that we can and will provide a decisive response to aggression, against any threat, when called upon by national leadership.
  • Anticipate and meet warfighting demands through our campaign plan, our operational plans, and capability development.
  • Develop the next generation of professionals and capabilities in order to prevail in future conflicts.

Senior Leadership

Commander - General John. E. Hyten

Deputy Commander - Vice Admiral David M. Kriete

Chief of Staff - Major General Daniel L. Karbler

Senior Enlisted Leader - Chief Master Sergeant Patrick F. McMahon

Headquarters Organizational Structure

J1 - Human Capital - Colonel Carolyn D. Bird: Develops and administers command manpower and personnel policies, human resources, and personnel assignment programs.

J2 - Intelligence - Rear Admiral Kelly A. Aeschbach: Responsible for delivering all-source intelligence while enabling the execution of assigned strategic deterrence, space and cyberspace operations. Directs all intelligence-related support for the Commander and ensures unity of intelligence effort across the Command.

J3 - Global OperationsMajor General Stephen L. Davis: Coordinates the planning, employment and operation of DoD strategic assets and combines all current operations, intelligence, and global command and control operations. Subdivisions within J3 include Combat and Information Operations, Current Operations, Logistics, and Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO).

J4 - Logistics - Captain Dennis J. Turner: The Logistics Directorate plans, coordinates and executes joint logistics functions, and provides capability-based readiness assessments and facilities management in support of U.S. Strategic Command's global mission.

J5 - Plans and Policy - Rear Admiral Richard A. Correll: Responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of national security policy as it applies to the command and the execution of its mission. Develops future plans, policy and strategy across all mission areas as outlined in the Unified Command Plan.

J6 - C4 Systems - Rear Admiral Linnea Sommer-Weddington: Coordinates, facilitates, monitors and assesses systems, networks and communications requirements.

J7 - Joint Exercises, Training and Assessments - Mr. Patrick A. McVay, SES: Manages the USSTRATCOM Commander's Joint Exercises, Training, and Assessments programs in order to ensure readiness to perform the Command missions. Provides modeling and simulation support for exercises and training events to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Combatant Commands, and other Major Commands (MAJCOM). Manages the Joint Lessons Learned Program. Augments the battle staff during a crisis.

J8 - Capability and Resource Integration - Mr. Evan J. Hoapili, SES: Conducts force management and analysis to include integrating, coordinating, prioritizing, and advocating USSTRATCOM future concepts, mission capability needs, weapons system development, support for emerging technologies, and command and control architecture across the mission areas. Responsible for all command requirement processes, and ensures appropriate decision support tools and assessment processes are in place to enhance operational capabilities. 

J10 - Joint Reserve Directorate - Major General Richard J. Evans III: The Joint Reserve Directorate advises CDRUSSTRATCOM and staff on matters related to the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps Reserve personnel assigned to USSTRATCOM. The J10 coordinates Reserve funding requests with the applicable service.

Component Structure

U.S. Strategic Command's day-to-day planning and execution for the primary mission areas is done by the following USSTRATCOM components:

JFACC (Joint Force Air Component Commander) Barksdale AFB, LAConducts kinetic (nuclear and conventional) and non-kinetic effects planning and execution. JFACC manages global force air activities to assure allies and to deter and dissuade actions detrimental to the United States and its global interests; should deterrence fail, employs global strike air forces (bombers and ICBMs) in support of combatant commander.

JFSCC (Joint Force Space Component Commander) Peterson AFB, CO – Continuously coordinates, plans, integrates, commands and controls space operations to provide tailored, responsive, local and global effects, and on order, denies the enemy the same, in support of national, USSTRATCOM, and combatant commander objectives. JFSCC executes operational command and control of space forces through the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) at Vandenberg AFB.

JFCC - Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC-IMD) Schriever AFB, CO – Synchronizes operational-level global missile defense planning, operations support, and the development of missile defense effects for DoD. When directed, also provides alternate missile defense execution support.

Contact Information

U.S. Strategic Command, Public Affairs Office (J020)
901 SAC Blvd., Suite 1A1
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-6020
Phone: (402) 294-4130 or DSN 271-4130
Fax: (402) 294-4892

(Current as of October 2018)