Command Snap Shot

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USSTRATCOM deters strategic attack and employs forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of our nation and our allies.


As a global warfighting combatant command, USSTRATCOM delivers a dominant strategic force and innovative team to maintain our Nation’s enduring strength, prevent and prevail in great power conflict, and grow the intellectual capital to forge 21st century strategic deterrence.


  • Strategic Deterrence
  • Decisive Response
  • Combat-Ready Force

Senior Leadership

Commander - Admiral Charles "Chas" A. Richard

Deputy Commander - Lieutenant General Thomas A. Bussiere

Chief of Staff - Rear Admiral William W. (Trey) Wheeler III

Senior Enlisted Leader - Sergeant Major Howard L. Kreamer

Headquarters Organizational Structure

J1 - Human Capital - Colonel Jason Schmidt: Develops and administers command manpower and personnel policies, human resources, and personnel assignment programs.

J2 - Intelligence - Brigadier General Ricky Mills: 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 OperationsRear Admiral Thomas E. Ishee: 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 Shane P. Strohl: 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 - Major General Ferdinand B. Stoss III: 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 - Ms. Elizabeth M. Durham-Ruiz, SES: Coordinates, facilitates, monitors and assesses systems, networks and communications requirements.

J7 - Joint Exercises, Training and Assessments - (Acting) Mr. Jeffery B. "JB" Miller, 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. Robert S. Taylor, Jr., 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. 

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.

JFMCC (Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander) Naval Station Norfolk, VA - The mission of JFMCC is to conduct joint maritime operations to execute the maritime aspects of strategic deterrence.

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)
900 SAC Blvd., Suite N3.126
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone: (402) 912-0020 or DSN 912-0020

(Current as of September 2020)