About Us


The mission of the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment (4th BCD) is to conduct liaison and interface for key operational functions, and coordination between the  US Army Central (USARCENT), as the Combined Forces Land Component  Command (CFLCC), and the US Air Forces Central (USAFCENT), as the  Combined Forces Air Component Command (CFACC), in support of land power  requirements within the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) Area of  Responsibility (AOR) and established Combined/Joint Operations Areas (CJOAs). 4th BCD is a unique, combined arms organization that facilitates and coordinates close integration of air, space, and land forces across the USCENTCOM AOR as the only split-based and continuously deployed BCD in the US Army, conducting operations from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina and the Combined Air and Space Operations Center at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The 4th BCD proudly represents and traces its lineage with USARCENT, wearing the Third Army patch as its shoulder sleeve insignia.



On behalf of the 4BCD Commander, welcome to AFCENT. We look forward to having you on our team. Please email your sponsor if you have any questions and need any resources upon your arrival to Shaw Air Force Base.  You'll find helpful links below concerning your PCS and information on the surrounding area. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Virtual tour of Columbia area

Welcome to Sumter​!

Virtual tour of Shaw AFB 

 Fort Jackson ACS "welcome packet" 

 ASG-Qatar Resource Guide for Families 

ASG-Qatar Welcome Packet for unaccompanied members

4 BCD CMD Group Numbers

4th BCD CDR             (803) 717-8815                   

4th BCD SGM            (803) 717-8817

4th BCD DCO            (803) 717-8816

4th BCD 1SG             (803) 717-8823 

S1 OIC                      (803) 717-5496

S2 OIC                      (803) 717-8814

S3 OIC                      (803) 717-8110

S4 OIC                      (803) 717-8828

S6 OIC                      (803) 717-8235




The mission of the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD) is to conduct  liaison and interface for key operational functions, and coordination between US Army Central (USARCENT).






4th BCD News


S1 POC for newcomers: usarmy.shaw.4-bcd.mbx.4-bcd-admin@army.mil


ADDRESS:  BLDG 1947                                                 1 Gabreski Drive                                                               Shaw AFB, SC 2912

Command Group



Colonel Johannes (Jon) E. Castro





Command Sergeant Major
Timothy B. Murchison