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Area of Responsibility - (AOR)

NAVSO's AOR includes South America, Central America, the Caribbean and surrounding waters. The United States has vital national interest in this dynamic region of the world. Strengthening ties, promoting friendships and increasing interoperability among the naval forces in the Western Hemisphere are paramount to our success.

U.S. Southern Command

The United States Southern Command is one of nine unified commands located throughout the world. SOUTHCOM headquarters is located in Miami, Florida. The basic mission of Southern Command is to provide strategic and operational command control of assigned U.S. land, sea and air forces within its area of focus. Like the other four region unified commands, SOUTHCOM has two major tasks:

  • Defend U.S. interests within its assigned area of focus
  • Assist the development of modern militaries within friendly nations throughout its area of focus

In addition to participation of COMUSNAVSO within the U.S. Southern Command, personnel from the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps are also assigned to the