U.S. Transportation Command

The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM or TRANSCOM) is one of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) nine unified combatant commands. Commanded by a four-star general, TRANSCOM coordinates and executes the deployment of forces to wherever they are required worldwide. The command synchronizes and executes the strategic movement of all U.S. forces globally by directing the entire joint deployment and distribution enterprise to project strategic national security capabilities worldwide and to provide end-to-end distribution process visibility and responsive support to U.S. government, multinational, and nongovernmental force projection requirements. Headquartered at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, the command consists of three component commands: (1) the air force’s Air Mobility Command, (2) the navy’s Military Sealift Command, and (3) the army’s Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. ...

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