U.S. Northern Command

Defending Our Homeland

U.S. Special Operations Command, North (Provisional Command)

May 16, 2013

U.S. Special Operations Command, North is a provisional command, also known as SOCNORTH. This new command was approved in December 2012 as a subordinate unified command under USNORTHCOM. SOCNORTH is scheduled to achieve initial operational capability in 2014, and will enhance command and control of special operations forces throughout the NORTHCOM area of responsibility. SOCNORTH will also improve support to interagency counterterrorism operations.