The Alaskan Command is a subordinate unified (subunified) command of U.S. Northern Command. Alaskan Command, along with trusted partners, conducts homeland defense, civil support and mission assurance in Alaska to defend and secure the United States and its interests. ALCOM headquarters is at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and coordinates with the following organizations to accomplish its mission:
- Eleventh Air Force
- U.S. Army Alaska
- U.S. Coast Guard District 17
- Alaska National Guard
- State of Alaska Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
DOD forces in Alaska include more than 22,000 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel, as well as 4,700 Guardsmen and Reservists.