U.S. Army South, as the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Joint Forces Land Component Command (JFLCC), conducts security cooperation operations and activities with partner nation Armies in the USSOUTHCOM Area of Responsibility in order to strengthen regional security and counter transnational threats in support of a networked defense of the Homeland. On order, the JFLCC provides a JTF-capable headquarters to respond to emergent requirements and tasked contingency plans.
A flexible, agile and responsive Army Service Component Command capable of simultaneously conducting Theater Security Cooperation and Contingency Operations for U.S. Southern Command and Department of the Army.
Area of Responsibility
U.S. Army South is the Army Service Component Command of U.S. Southern Command. SOUTHCOM's area of responsibility encompasses 31 countries and 15 areas of special sovereignty in Central and South America, and the Caribbean and covers about 15.6 million square miles.