USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command which provides support to the eight other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.
The transportation and enabling capability provider of choice.
USTRANSCOM provides full-spectrum global mobility solutions and related enabling capabilities for supported customers' requirements in peace and war.
From fiscal year 2004 through 2010, USTRANSCOM has saved $4.9 billion in costs. A substantial savings achievement given the fact that during an average week, USTRANSCOM conducts more than 1,900 air missions, with 25 ships underway and 10,000 ground shipments operating in 75 percent of the world's countries.
At every moment of every day, around the globe, USTRANSCOM's superb force of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, DOD civilians and commercial partners accomplishes a wide array of joint mobility missions. With its people, trucks, trains, railcars, aircraft, ships, information systems and infrastructure, as well as through our commercial partners providing 1,203 aircraft and 379 vessels in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), respectively, USTRANSCOM provides the U.S. with the most responsive strategic mobility capability the world has ever seen.
Everyday, across the globe, USTRANSCOM provides transportation, sustainment and distribution to our nation's warfighters. USTRANSCOM fully supports and is on the leading edge of DOD transformation efforts for a seamless, wholly integrated, synchronized end-to-end deployment and distribution system under a single unified commander providing responsive, support to the warfighter throughout the continuum of peace and war. These transformational efforts are at the heart of the command's Distribution Process Owner initiatives.
Since becoming DOD's Distribution Process Owner in September 2003, USTRANSCOM is the single entity to direct and supervise execution of the strategic distribution system. The command also manages the supply chain related Information Technology systems, and has the authority to establish a contracting activity for procurement of commercial transportation services.
USTRANSCOM's total wartime capability consists of a diverse force: 45,945 active duty; 73,058 Reserve and Guard, and 19,104 civilian personnel. Similarly, USTRANSCOM relies on its commercial partners to meet 88 percent of continental U.S. land transport, 50 percent of global air movement, and 64 percent of global sealift.