Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, EUCOM is a joint forces community of approximately 1,000 U.S. service members and government civilians, who work and live at four different locations around the city.
From its state-of-the-art plans and operations center, the command directs the operations of more than 50,000 military and civilian personnel across 10.7 million square miles or 27.7 million km2 of land and 13 million square miles or 33.6 million km2 of ocean. Within EUCOM itself, the command is divided into directorates and other special staff groups that are charged with specific mission support or management functions. Additionally, EUCOM’s reach extends to the Offices of Defense Cooperation, the Marshall Center, and the NATO School.
This office provides the daily unit-level personnel administration and finance support to all personnel assigned and attached to EUCOM headquarters.
The J1 Directorate optimizes EUCOM’s human resource posture to enable U.S. Forces to conduct the full spectrum of missions within the command’s area of responsibility.
The J2 Directorate's intelligence enterprise provides advanced warning, situational understanding, relevant predictive estimates, and strategic context for active security and lines of operation.
The J3 Directorate is also known as the EUCOM Plans and Operations Center (EPOC), which directs the development and execution of operations supporting U.S. interests and regional alliances in the command’s area of responsibility.
As the logistics directorate, the J4 coordinates logistics, health readiness, engineering, and humanitarian support throughout EUCOM’s theater.
The J5/8 Directorate develops basic military/political policy and planning for command activities involving relations with other U.S. combatant commands, allied, and international military organizations, as well as subordinate commands.
The Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber directorate, also referred to as the J6, provides and coordinates cyber and information technology capabilities.
The J7 Directorate provides independent assessments and analysis of strategic and operational processes and products though three divisions: Joint Training and Exercises, Theater Assessments and Analysis, and Operational Assessments and Readiness.
The J9 Directorate embodies a “whole of society” approach, bringing in a wide range of perspectives by integrating U.S. and nongovernmental agencies, academic institutions, international organizations, and private-sector partners to better execute EUCOM operations.
The EUCOM command chaplain provides advice and guidance all matters related to religion, ethics and morale.
The Comptroller executes the command’s annual budget according to fiscal law.
The Command History office is the institutional memory of EUCOM. It is responsible for preserving the key documentation and events of the Command for the immediate and long term use of EUCOM and posterity.
The Inspector General's staff reports on the command’s discipline, efficiency, economy, morale, training, and readiness through inspection processes, teaching and training, assistance, and investigation.
The Judge Advocate’s mission is to provide legal advice to the commander and his staff in matters involving operational law; domestic, foreign and international law; and related policy matters.
Protocol staff plan and coordinate official ceremonies supporting the command group, conferences for the commander, and deputy commander, official visits, receptions, dinners, and related protocol support.
EUCOM's Communication and Engagement (also known as public affairs) develops and coordinates communication strategy, plans and policy, and provides information to the U.S. Congress, the public, and the media.
Located Garmish, Germany, the Marshall Center's College of International and Security Studies and Outreach Programs directorate conducts a variety of unique programs involving officials from more than 110 countries. The center staff teaches most programs in three languages: English, German and Russian
The NATO School conducts education and individual training supporting current and developing NATO operations, strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures.
Offices of Defense Cooperation work with their respective host nations in close partnership with U.S. Embassy country teams and under U.S. ambassador direction.