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32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What is it?

The 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), headquartered at Fort Bliss is the sole active component Air and Missile Defense Command in FORSCOM, and the global force provider of air and missile defense capability. The 32d AAMDC provides training readiness authority to four subordinate Air Defense Artillery (ADA) brigades, comprising seventy-seven percent of all active component ADA forces. The 32d AAMDC also assumes responsibility for all counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) new equipment training and unit mission rehearsal exercises.

Consisting of more than 8,500 military and civilian personnel, the 32d AAMDC maintains a presence on five installations in four states. Globally engaged and strategically responsive, the 32d AAMDC also maintains a continual forward presence in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, while providing forces worldwide to deter aggression and promote stability.

The 32d AAMDC:

  • Deters and fights regional aggression through aggressive theater air & missile defense coordination
  • Builds partner capacity to promote regional self-reliance and increase security
  • Provides strategic depth to FORSCOM with strong, capable, ready and responsive forces
  • Is the United States Army’s premier Air and Missile Defense Command

The 32d AAMDC commands the subordinate ADA brigades:

  • 11th ADA Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • 31st ADA Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • 69th ADA Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
  • 108th ADA Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with a battalion stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

What has the Army done?

The 32d AAMDC successfully executed:

  • The forward-stationing of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems to Guam
  • Deployment of a THAAD Battery from the Global Response Force to the Republic of Korea.

The command also provided C-RAM protection to Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel while maintaining AMD protection of critical assets across the CENTCOM AOR.

The contribution of 32d AAMDC forces in defending against air and missile threats is truly a success and ADA forces will continue to be an asset to combatant commanders worldwide.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

The 32d AAMDC will remain ready and responsive by continuing to build lasting partnerships with allied nations through joint training and exercises; providing valuable AMD protection of critical assets needed to deter aggression and promote regional security and stability; and leading the way in modernizing the U.S. Army’s ADA forces, to include Patriot, THAAD and Short Range Air Defense systems.

Why is this important to the Army?

With the continued threat from missiles, rockets, artillery, and mortars, as well as aerial vehicles, ADA forces will continue to be forefront in the defense of America and her allies. The 32d AAMDC is the Army’s largest, most experienced air defense artillery force and remains ready to respond to all air threats, in the homeland and abroad.


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