Alaskan Command, in coordination with trusted partners, conducts homeland defense (HD), civil support, mission assurance, and security cooperation within the ALCOM Joint Area of Operation (JOA) to defend and secure the United States and its interests.
ALCOM is headquartered at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and falls under U.S. Northern Command as a subordinate unified command. 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, and 4,700 Guardsmen and Reservists.
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Commanders-in Chief, Alaskan Command
Established 1 January 1947 as Unified Command
JTF-AK was established as contingency command, replacing ALCOM when it was disestablished 1 July 1975. The Commander, Alaskan Air Command, position was upgraded to a lieutenant general and he became Commander, JTF-AK in a dual hat role.
ALCOM was re-established as a subordinate unified command under USPACOM 7 July 1989. The Commander, Alaskan Air Command also served as Commander, ALCOM in a joint billet. The Alaskan Air Command was redesignated 11AF on 9 August 1990.
U.S. Northern Command
Alaskan NORAD Region
11th Air Force
Pacific Air Forces
Exercise Northern Edge