THEATER SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND - CENTRAL
COMMANDER - U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Hugh W. Howard
SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR - Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Flournoy
SOCCENT employs Special Operations capabilities in partnership with USG agencies, regional security forces, and CENTCOM component forces to enable and support the goals and objectives of CENTCOM.
Assist Commander, USCENTCOM in strengthening regional stability and protecting U.S. interests. Our principal areas of focus will be contesting al-Qaeda and adversarial nation states inspired ideologies and activities. We will draw on the support of USSOCOM to enhance our effectiveness, and seek to integrate with USCENTCOM service components. We will relentlessly empower our people with rich information and decentralized authority in a networked enterprise that nourishes “shared consciousness and purpose” to constantly improve speed, agility, and effectiveness. We will collaborate with and embrace inter-agency and foreign partners in all we do; demonstrating that the power of the relationships we build is decisive. Mission success is the constant enabling, by special operations means, of USCENTCOM success. The desired end state is long term stability in the AOR and securing US interests in the region.
AREA OF FOCUS
SOCCENT's area of focus includes 20 countries. These countries include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
Eager Lion is an annual exercise held in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan throughout the month of May. Eager Lion is an exercise designed to promote cooperation and interoperability among more than 11,000 participating troops, build functional capacity and enhance readiness.