SOCNORTH, in partnership with the interagency and
regional SOF, synchronizes operations against terrorist networks and their
acquisition or use of weapons of mass destruction, and when directed, employs
fully capable SOF to defend the homeland in depth and respond to crisis.
AREA OF FOCUS
SOCNORTH's Area of Responsibility mirrors that of
USNORTHCOM and includes air, land, and sea approaches and encompasses the
continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the surrounding water out to
approximately 500 nautical miles. It also includes the Gulf of Mexico, the
Straits of Florida, and portions of the Caribbean region to include The
Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. CDRSOCNORTH is responsible for
maintaining existing relationships with regional SOF organizations in Canada,
Mexico, and The Bahamas and facilitates their contributions to the cooperative
defense of North America.