United States Strategic Command

United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is one of the eleven unified combatant commands in the United States Department of Defense. Headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic nuclear deterrence, global strike, and operating the Defense Department's Global Information Grid. It also provides a host of capabilities to support the other combatant commands, including integrated missile defense; and global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). This command exists to give "national leadership a unified resource for greater understanding of specific threats around the world and the means to respond to those threats rapidly".[1][2]

United States Strategic Command
Official Emblem of United States Strategic Command.
Active1 June 1992 to present
Country United States of America
TypeFunctional Combatant Command
RoleStrategic deterrence, global strike, integrated missile defense, global C4ISR
Part of Department of Defense
HeadquartersOffutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, U.S.
Motto(s)Peace is our Profession ...
Commander ADM Charles A. Richard, USN
Deputy Commander Lt Gen Thomas A. Bussiere, USAF
Senior Enlisted LeaderSgtMaj Howard L. Kreamer, USMC
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