Mission of U.S. Army Europe

U.S. Army Europe is the operational-level Army force assigned to U.S. European Command. 

  • Shapes the U.S. European Command area of operations in order to support operations, develop relationships, assure access, build partner capacity and deter adversaries while providing mission command capability that can set the theater and execute Unified Land Operations in support of Combatant Commander requirements. 

  • Provides a visible symbol of U.S. commitment to the region and our European allies. 

  • Ensures U.S. strategic access to Europe and beyond. 

  • Sets the conditions for joint and multinational interoperability. 

  • Maintains the critical logistical, communications, intelligence, medical and transportation infrastructure needed to support operations and contingencies.  

  • Serves as a logistical hub to move equipment, supplies and personnel, including vehicles and equipment forward-positioned in Europe 

  • Conducts more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events each year, including more than 50 scheduled multinational exercises and dozens of unscheduled exercises throughout Europe as part of Atlantic Resolve. 

  • Trains and certifies thousands of U.S., allied and partner forces.  

  • Has responsive, operational forces capable of a full range of activities from major combat operations to humanitarian assistance.

U.S. Army Europe History
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