United States Pacific Command protects and defends, in concert with other U.S. government agencies, the territory of the United States, its people and its interests. With allies and partners, we will enhance stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, reponding to contingencies, deterring aggression and, when necessary, fighting to win. This approach is based on partnership, presence and military readiness.
The United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) area of responsibility (AOR) encompasses about half the earth’s surface, stretching from the waters off the west coast of the U.S. to the western border of India and from Antarctica to the North Pole. There are few regions as culturally, socially, economically and geopolitically diverse as the Asia-Pacific. The 36 nations that comprise the Asia-Pacific region are home to more than 50 percent of the world’s population, 3,000 different languages, several of the world’s largest militaries and five nations allied with the U.S. through mutual defense treaties. Two of the three largest economies are located in the Asia-Pacific along with 10 of the 14 smallest. The AOR includes the most populous nation in the world, the largest democracy and the largest Muslim-majority nation. More than one-third of Asia-Pacific nations are smaller, island nations, which includes the smallest republic in the world and the smallest nation in Asia.
We will defend America’s interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and make America the security partner of choice of countries in the region.
PACOM is first and foremost a warfighting command, committed to maintaining superiority in all domains, and ready to fight and win. International Rules
Advance international rules and norms that are respected and followed by all. Partnerships
Modernize and strengthen alliances and partnerships. Presence
Enhance and adapt our enduring presence in the region. Force Projection
Strengthen United States military force projection capabilites in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Unity of Effort
Contribute to whole-of-government approaches to resolving regional security challenges Strategic Communication
Clearly convey our intent and resolve by ensuring our words and actions are aligned.
Lines of Operation
- Defend the Homeland
- Be ready to fight tonight
- Lead the Rebalance by further strengthening relationships with allies and partners
- Drive activities in accordance with our Theater Campaign Order by aligning policies, plans, programs and processes
- Operationalize theater command and control
- Optimize organizational coherence and command climate
You will be assigned a sponsor by your service element at USPACOM.
You can make your initial appointment with your service housing office as early as 30 days prior to your arrival on island. This initial appointment can be made by you or by your sponsor. Camp Smith does not offer any housing to USPACOM personnel.