United States Pacific Command [USPACOM] Law and Legal Definition

United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) is a Unified Combatant Command of the armed forces of the U.S. is the supreme military authority for the various branches of the Armed Forces of the United States serving within its area of responsibility.

The combat power of USPACOM is comprised of U.S. Army Pacific, Marine Forces Pacific, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Pacific Air Forces. USPCOM is led by the Commander, Pacific Command (CDRUSPACOM). Its sphere of control extends from the west coast of the U.S. mainland to the east coast of Africa (excluding the waters north of 5° S and west of 68° E), encompassing all of Asia, Australia, East Africa and the Pacific Rim. It also has control over US military operations in the Pacific, including the state of Hawaii, Indian Oceans as well as over forces in Alaska.