Areas of Responsibility

The Combatant Commands are organized either on a geographical basis (known as Area of Responsibility, or AOR) or on a functional basis. Each Combatant Commander has command and control over the joint military forces within its AOR, regardless of branch of service.

In recent contingency operations, different Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) have had military command and control. For example, military command authority was USNORTHCOM during Hurricane Katrina operations in the United States; USPACOM during the Operation Tomodachi for tsunami relief and associated nuclear disaster in Japan; and USCENTCOM during Iraq and Afghanistan operations.

All DoD Contracting Officers (COs) executing theater support contracts will do so in support of particular GCCs. This includes deployed Contingency Contracting Officers (CCOs) and stateside COs providing reach-back assistance. Per DFARS PGI 225.7401, DoD COs must ensure that overseas solicitations and contracts include any applicable host country and designated operational area performance considerations.

To help DoD COs navigate these operational area performance considerations, the Director, DPAP mandated via policy memorandum that GCC websites contain standard Operational Contract Support information. These GCC web sites are available via the map below.

Please click on the titled areas of the map to view Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) webpages.

Areas or Responsibility: COCOM Map USNORTHCOM USPACOM (Int'l Dateline to USNORTHCOM) USSOUTHCOM USEUCOM USCENTCOM USPACOM (USCENTCOM to Int'l Dateline) AFRICOM

A larger version of the Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) map is also available.

If the USAFRICOM OCS website is down and you need assistance, please contact Ms. Aida Osmani, OCS Acting Branch Chief, aida.osmani.civ@mail.mil, (+49) (0)711-729-3816, DSN (314) 421-3816, or John Dubois, Procurement Analyst, John.j.dubois.civ@mail.mil; (+49) (0)711-729-3747, DSN (314) 421-3747.

This page last updated: April 11, 2014
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