"Presence buys you influence, which is built on trust; You can't surge trust."
– GEN. LLOYD AUSTIN, FORMER U.S. CENTCOM COMMANDER
USCENTCOM's area of responsibility consists of 21 countries spanning over 4 million square miles, containing three internationally strategic chokepoints in the most volatile and contested territory in the world.
Our ability to maintain a coalition, conduct unified land operations and compete in the USCENTCOM AOR is only possible when USARCENT, its partners and allies in the Greater Levant, the Arabian Peninsula and Central and South Asia are ready to command and control operations on the ground to achieve unity of effort. Together, the coalition provides information, access and mutual force protection to train, plan and execute coordinated operations.
USARCENT provides command and control, rapid force projection and sustainment as part of a multinational force to deter malign influence, violent extremist organizations and state adversaries across the theater.