Unified Command Plan


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Unified Command Plan

The document, approved by the President, that sets forth basic guidance to all unified combatant commanders; establishes their missions, responsibilities, and force structure; delineates the general geographical area of responsibility for geographic combatant commanders; and specifies functional responsibilities for functional combatant commanders. Also called UCP. See also combatant command; combatant commander.
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The Unified Command Plan addresses the combatant commands' areas of responsibility and missions and provides other guidance.
Contents Background Overview Command Structures and Components Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) Expanded USSOCOM Responsibilities Proposed Changes to the Unified Command Plan (UCP) Army Special Operations Command Air Force Special Operations Command Naval Special Warfare Command Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Organizational and Budgetary Issues 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Report SOF-Related Directives FY2015 USSOCOM Budget Request Potential Issues for Congress U.S.
The study, part of a routine review of the Unified Command Plan review, is due this month.
We have fashioned a new Unified Command Plan, and taken critical steps to attract and retain talent in our armed forces--including targeted pay raises and quality of life improvements for the troops and for their families.
In 2002, the secretary led the reorganization of a new defense strategy, the Unified Command Plan, establishing the missions and geographic responsibilities among the combatant commanders thus creating U.S.
Truman established the first Unified Command Plan (UCP), creating our
established a Unified Command Plan. Take a peak at its website and there doesn't appear to be a border between Canada and the United States on its map.
In the near future, the President is expected to sign the Unified Command Plan, creating a new combatant command--U.S.
Known as the Unified Command Plan, the system is a legacy of the 1947 National Security Act.
One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions, assigned through the Unified Command Plan. They include strategic deterrence, space operations, cyberspace operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike, missile defense, intelligence, and analysis and targeting.
(4) Andrew Feickert, The Unified Command Plan and Combatant Commands: Background and Issues for Congress, R42077 (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, January 3, 2013), 47.
(1) Recently, these discussions have become intertwined with arguments about the organizational relationships as well as the Title 10 (traditional military) and Title 50 (intelligence and covert) authorities that exist under the Unified Command Plan. Because of this expanding controversy, there is a growing chorus calling for a split between the National Security Agency (NSA) and US Cyber Command.

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