Functional Components

Day-to-day planning and execution for U.S. Strategic Command's mission areas is done by our components:

JFACC (Joint Force Air Component Commander) Barksdale AFB, LA

Conducts 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. (more on JFACC)


JFCC-IMD (Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense) Schriever AFB, CO

JFCC ShieldJFCC-IMD is constantly monitoring for any missile activity or threat against the United States and its allies. In the event of an attack, IMD plans and coordinates the necessary actions to counter the threat. (more on JFCC-IMD)



JFMCC (Joint Force Maritime Component Command) Naval Station Norfolk, VA 

The mission of JFMCC is to conduct joint maritime operations to execute the maritime aspects of strategic deterrence. (more on JFMCC)




Service Components

Service specific component commands fulfill an important role in training, equipping and resourcing the forces necessary to carry out USSTRATCOM's global missions.

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)

Air Force Global Strike Command - Air Forces Strategic-Air is a major command with headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in the Shreveport - Bossier City community. AFGSC is responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, two B-52 Stratofortress wings and the only B-2 Spirit wing. It is the Air Force's newest command, activated Aug. 7, 2009. Its mission is to develop and provide combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations-- safe, secure, effective -- to support the President of the United States and Combatant Commanders. Air Force Global Strike Command has two numbered air forces tasked with providing capabilities to the combatant commands. The AFGSC commander is dual-hatted as the JFACC commander.

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)

Army SMDC ShieldU.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC), headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., serves as the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) to USSTRATCOM. USASMDC conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations) and serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense.


U.S. Fleet Forces Command

United States Fleet Forces Command supports both the Chief of Naval Operations and Combatant Commanders worldwide by providing responsive, relevant, sustainable Naval forces ready-for-tasking. The command provides operational and planning support to Combatant Commanders and integrated warfighter capability requirements to the CNO. Additionally, U.S. Fleet Forces Command serves as the CNO's designated Executive Agent for Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP), Individual Augmentees (IA), and Sea Basing.

In collaboration with U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Fleet Forces Command organizes, mans, trains, maintains, and equips Navy forces, develops and submits budgets, and executes readiness and personnel accounts to develop both required and sustainable levels of Fleet readiness. Additionally, the command serves as the unified voice for Fleet training requirements and policies to generate combat-ready Navy forces per the Fleet Response Plan using the Fleet Training Continuum (FTC).