Saturday, August 13, 2011

the federal north

arnorth.army.mil | U.S. Army North (FIFTH ARMY) was conceived in 2004 as the dedicated Army Service Component Command to U.S. Northern Command, the unified command responsible for defending the U.S. homeland and coordinating defense support of civil authorities. The command achieved initial operating capability in September 2005 and full operating capability in October 2006. Army North assumed responsibility for operational control of Joint Task Force – Civil Support and Joint Task Force – North in October 2008.

Army North Mission
  • Execute DoD’s homeland defense and civil support operations in the land domain.
  • Further develop, organize and integrate DoD CBRNE response capabilities and operations.
  • Build the capability to perform the Joint Force Land Component Command and the Army Service Component Command functions.
  • Secure land approaches to the homeland.
  • Continue to build a highly competent, disciplined workforce in a world class organization.
Army North Vision

U.S. Army North is the Army’s Center of Excellence for Civil Support and Domestic Operations and U.S. Northern Command’s “Go-To” command to lead, coordinate and support DoD land-domain operations in NORTHCOM’s area of responsibility.

There are five areas the command must be best at: Training, Theater Security Cooperation, Planning, Command and Control, and Synchronization and Integration.

ARNORTH operates in a complex environment and must aid others — international, interagency, intergovernmental partners, our subordinate joint task forces and the Defense Coordinating Officers/Elements — to accomplish their missions.