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U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (COMUSNAVSO) is the Naval component for U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), the joint command headquartered in Miami. COMUSNAVSO directs U.S. Naval forces operating in the region and interacts with Caribbean, Central and South American navies and civil forces to shape the maritime environment within USSOUTHCOM’s area of focus in support of the Maritime Strategy. With an emphasis on Theatre Security Cooperation (TSC), COMUSNAVSO works to build and strengthen relations, develop partner nation capabilities and maintain maritime access to defend the United States. TSC encompasses a robust strategy which includes military-to-military and subject matter expert exchanges, multi-national exercises and training, diplomatic port visits and community relations activities. COMUSNAVSO also provides operational control of U.S. Navy units supporting Joint and Inter-Agency efforts in counter-illicit trafficking (CIT) operations. 

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