U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post

Tuesday December 13, 2011

What is it?

The U.S. Army Pacific's Contingency Command Post (CCP) is a lean, adaptable, tailorable and deployable element of the Theater Army Headquarters, designed specifically for early entry to conduct assessments for humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) operations, and prompt command capability for small scale contingency operations, including peace operations. The CCP is comprised of less than one hundred dedicated personnel with the capability of deploying an initial small tailorable deployment assessment team made up of seven to 20 personnel, followed by another tailorable package of 24 to 60 personnel within 24 to 48 hours, respectively, upon notification.

What has the Army done?

On order, USARPAC CCP deploys and commands and controls small scale contingency operations on short notice in both permissive and non permissive environments focused on initial entry capability to support humanitarian assistance / disaster relief and peace operations; when required, provides a forward command post capability. The CCP provides the Theater Army commander with an expandable command post to meet Theater Security Cooperation Plan (TSCP) requirements in a combined, joint, and multinational environment in support of the USARPAC Theater Campaign Plan.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post continues to evolve in supporting the theater Army, and was certified as fully operationally capable on April 2011. The USARPAC CCP continues to develop its capacity and capabilities through events such as supporting the National Special Security Event of APEC in November 2011, deployment readiness training during Autumn Lalima in November 2011, supporting Yama Sakura 61 in Japan in January 2012 as a JFLCC with augmentation from I Corps forward and the USARPAC main command post, supporting Key Resolve in February 2012 in a HA/DR scenario, and supporting Balikatan 12 in April 2012 in a HA/DR Scenario.

Why is this important to the Army?

The USARPAC CCP is the deployable command and control element of the theater Army in the Pacific which gives the USARPAC and U.S. Pacific Command commanders the flexibility of immediate response command and control element forward in the PACOM area of responsibility to respond to small scale contingency operations such as a natural disaster or a humanitarian assistance mission. This rapidly deployable team executes operational assessments in austere environments.

Resources:

U.S. Army Pacific Command
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