NORFOLK, Va., –
As part of the ongoing U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) restructure, U.S. Fleet Forces Commander Adm. Christopher W. Grady is officially designated concurrently as U.S. Naval Forces Strategic Commander and Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) for USSTRATCOM, Feb. 1.
U.S. Naval Forces Strategic Command's mission is to maintain operational readiness of USSTRATCOM assigned and allocated forces, while JFMCC STRAT's ultimate mission will be to conduct joint maritime operations to execute the maritime aspects of strategic deterrence.
The overall restructure of USSTRATCOM creates a more streamlined, effective method of command and control of forces and is more in line with that of other combatant commands.
"This restructure is part of a larger effort to make sure everybody who works in USSTRATCOM and beyond understands it is a warfighting command with a normal structure familiar to all military personnel," said Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command. "This is the way we organize as one joint warfighting team, providing the integrated, multi-domain combat capabilities our nation needs."
The designation of the U.S. Fleet Forces commander as NAVSTRAT/JFMCC STRAT was preceded by the designation of the Air Force Global Strike Command commander as the Joint Force Air Component commander in October 2017, and the Air Force Space Command Commander as the Joint Force Space Component Commander in December 2017.