Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, EUCOM is a joint forces community of approximately 1,000 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines 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 100,000 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.
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The J3 Plans and Operations Center (EPOC) directs the development and execution of operations that support U.S. interests and regional alliances in EUCOM’s area of responsibility.Learn more >
The J5/8 develops basic military/political policy and planning for command activities involving relations with other U.S. combatant commands, allied and international military organizations, and subordinate commands.Learn more >
The Civilian Deputy to the EUCOM Commander (CD) is "dual-hatted" as the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) to the Commander.Learn more >
Protocol staff members support EUCOM’s commander, deputy commander, civilian deputy, and chief of staff. They plan and coordinate official ceremonies that directly support the command group, conferences for the commande, and deputy commander, official visits, receptions, dinners, and related protocol supportLearn more >
The center's mission is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships, especially in the field of defense; promoting active, peaceful security cooperation; and enhancing enduring partnerships among the nations of North America, Europe and Eurasia.Learn more >