THEATER SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND - SOCPAC
COMMANDER - U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo
SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR - Command Sgt. Maj. Shane W. Shorter
SOCPAC is a sub-unified command of USSOCOM under the operational control U.S. Pacific Command and serves as the functional component for all Special Operations missions deployed throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. SOCPAC coordinates, plans, and directs all Special Operations in the Pacific theater supporting Commander, USPACOM objectives of deterring aggression, responding quickly to crisis, and defeating threats to the United States and its interests.
Provide flexible response to contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. Integral to this capability is our forward-deployed posture and continuous engagement with partners and ally forces, heightening mutual interoperability and our regional expertise. Mission command of our forces is founded on trust and enabled when responsibility resides at the lowest possible level - with competent SOF elements empowered to maximize our diverse team. Creative solutions leverage the breadth and depth of our interagency network, informed by consideration of the regional context and inherent complexity of the mission sets. Our success is predicated upon a healthy, motivated force, trained, educated and fully supported by our programs and processes.
AREA OF FOCUS
SOCPAC’s area of focus includes 36 countries and encompasses half of the earth’s surface. SOCPAC divides its area of focus into four regions: South East Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Northeast Asia and Oceania: Australia, China, Fiji, Japan, Kiriibati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Somoa, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
The biennial Pacific Area Special Operations Conference (PASOC) is SOCPAC’s largest multilateral engagement. PASOC brings together SOF leaders from around the region to discuss challenges to regional security, share information and best practices to improve regional security, and build habitual relationships.
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