Keating Becomes NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs | November 04, 2004

General Eberhart told his staff they should be proud of the command’s accomplishments over the past two years and reminded them when it comes to the Global War on Terrorism that the future is more important than the past.

Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, U.S. leadership created USNORTHCOM to defend the homeland, its territories and interests and to coordinate all Department of Defense civil support during a presidential declared emergency or disaster. USNORTHCOM officially stood up Oct. 1, 2002.