About U.S. Strategic Command

U.S. Strategic Command headquarters building, Offutt AFB, Neb.
U.S. Strategic Command headquarters building, Offutt AFB, Neb. (Hi-Res)

Located at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb. , U.S. Strategic Command is one of nine unified commands in the Department of Defense.

Admiral Cecil D. Haney is the commander, USSTRATCOM, and serves as the senior commander of unified military forces from all four branches of the military assigned to the command. The USSTRATCOM commander is the leader, steward and advocate of the nation's strategic capabilities. USSTRATCOM integrates and coordinates the necessary command and control capability to provide support with the most accurate and timely information for the President, the Secretary of Defense, other national leadership and combatant commanders.

USSTRATCOM combines the synergy of the U.S. legacy nuclear command and control mission with responsibility for space operations; global strike; global missile defense; and global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), and combating weapons of mass destruction. This dynamic command gives National Leadership a unified resource for greater understanding of specific threats around the world and the means to respond to those threats rapidly.

(Current as of July 2014)