United States Army Pacific Command
Overview
 
United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) is an Army Service Component Command (ASCC) of the United States Army
United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...

 and is the army component unit of the United States Pacific Command
United States Pacific Command
The United States Pacific Command is a Unified Combatant Command of the United States armed forces responsible for the Pacific Ocean area. It is led by the Commander, Pacific Command , who is the supreme military authority for the various branches of the Armed Forces of the United States serving...

, except for units in Korea
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

. The main areas that this command has jurisdiction in include Hawaii, Alaska
Alaska
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait...

, the Pacific Ocean, and Japan. It also performs missions in Southeast Asia, in the countries such as the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

. Eventually Eighth United States Army in Korea and USARPAC headquarters will merge.

However, subordinate units of this command sometimes perform humanitarian missions in places such as Haiti
Haiti
Haiti , officially the Republic of Haiti , is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Ayiti was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the island...

, Cuba, and the Middle East.
  • Commanding General: Lieutenant General
    Lieutenant General
    Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a Captain General....

     Benjamin R. Mixon
    Benjamin R. Mixon
    Lieutenant General Benjamin Randaulph "Randy" Mixon is a former Commanding General of United States Army Pacific and the former commander of the Multi-National Division North in Iraq...

  • Deputy Commanding General: Brigadier General John Seward
  • Deputy Commanding General, National Guard: Major General
    Major General
    Major general or major-general is a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general. A major general is a high-ranking officer, normally subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general...

     Joseph J.
Encyclopedia
United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) is an Army Service Component Command (ASCC) of the United States Army
United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...

 and is the army component unit of the United States Pacific Command
United States Pacific Command
The United States Pacific Command is a Unified Combatant Command of the United States armed forces responsible for the Pacific Ocean area. It is led by the Commander, Pacific Command , who is the supreme military authority for the various branches of the Armed Forces of the United States serving...

, except for units in Korea
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

. The main areas that this command has jurisdiction in include Hawaii, Alaska
Alaska
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait...

, the Pacific Ocean, and Japan. It also performs missions in Southeast Asia, in the countries such as the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bangladesh , officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south...

. Eventually Eighth United States Army in Korea and USARPAC headquarters will merge.

However, subordinate units of this command sometimes perform humanitarian missions in places such as Haiti
Haiti
Haiti , officially the Republic of Haiti , is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Ayiti was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the island...

, Cuba, and the Middle East.

Command Group

  • Commanding General: Lieutenant General
    Lieutenant General
    Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a Captain General....

     Benjamin R. Mixon
    Benjamin R. Mixon
    Lieutenant General Benjamin Randaulph "Randy" Mixon is a former Commanding General of United States Army Pacific and the former commander of the Multi-National Division North in Iraq...

  • Deputy Commanding General: Brigadier General John Seward
  • Deputy Commanding General, National Guard: Major General
    Major General
    Major general or major-general is a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general. A major general is a high-ranking officer, normally subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general...

     Joseph J. Chaves
  • Deputy Commanding General, Army Reserve: Brigadier General
    Brigadier General
    Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces. It is the lowest ranking general officer in some countries, usually sitting between the ranks of colonel and major general. When appointed to a field command, a brigadier general is typically in command of a brigade consisting of around 4,000...

     John Y. H. Ma
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel
    Colonel
    Colonel , abbreviated Col or COL, is a military rank of a senior commissioned officer. It or a corresponding rank exists in most armies and in many air forces; the naval equivalent rank is generally "Captain". It is also used in some police forces and other paramilitary rank structures...

     Lewis F. Setliff III
  • Command Sergeant Major: Command Sergeant Major

Current structure

Army Pacific, Fort Shafter
Fort Shafter
Fort Shafter is in Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu, Hawai‘i, extending up the interfluve between Kalihi and Moanalua valleys, as well as onto the coastal plain at Māpunapuna. Fort Shafter is the headquarters of the United States Army Pacific Command, the MACOM of U.S. Army forces in...

  • 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks
  • United States Army Alaska
    United States Army Alaska
    United States Army Alaska is a military command of the United States Army located in the state of Alaska, USA. A subordinate command of the United States Army Pacific, USARAK is the ground element of the Alaskan Command. USARAK is headquartered at Fort Richardson and commanded by a major general...

    , Fort Richardson
  • United States Army Japan
    United States Army, Japan
    United States Army, Japan consists of about 2,000 soldiers and is charged, during peacetime, with operating port facilities and a series of logistics installations throughout Honshū and Okinawa. USARJ participates actively with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in bilateral training exercises...

    , Camp Zama
    Camp Zama
    is a United States Army post located in the cities of Zama and Sagamihara, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about southwest of Tokyo.Camp Zama is home to the U.S. Army Japan /I Corps , the U.S. Army Japan Aviation Detachment "Ninjas" , the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, the Japan Engineer...

     – Japan
  • 94th Army Air & Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter
  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command
    8th Theater Sustainment Command
    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command , as the senior Army logistics command in the PACOM Area of Responsibility , provides command and control of all assigned, attached and OPCON units; trains, equips and tailors forces, as required; plans and generates expeditionary CS/CSS capability; and provides...

    , Schofield Barracks
    • 8th Military Police Brigade
      8th Military Police Brigade (United States)
      The 8th Military Police Brigade is a military police brigade of the United States Army based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. It is responsible for military police units in the Pacific Ocean region....

      , Schofield Barracks
    • 10th Support Group, Okinawa
    • 45th Sustainment Brigade
      45th Sustainment Brigade (United States)
      The 45th Sustainment Brigade is a sustainment brigade of the United States Army based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 45th SB is directly subordinate to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.-Organization:...

      , Schofield Barracks
    • 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks
  • 311th Signal Command (Theater)
    311th Signal Command
    311th Signal Command as the designated Signal command for the Army Service Component Commands within the Pacific and Korean theaters, the 311th Signal Command combines the strengths of more than 3000 active-duty soldiers, U.S. Army Reserve soldiers and Army civilians to bring expertise, experience...

     (Pacific)
    • 1st Signal Brigade
      1st Signal Brigade (United States)
      The 1st Signal Brigade is a military communications brigade of the United States Army subordinate to the Eighth United States Army and located at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea.-Vietnam War:...

       (Seoul
      Seoul
      Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

      , South Korea) supporting Eighth United States Army
    • 516th Signal Brigade (Fort Shafter, Hawaii)
  • 18th Medical Command, Fort Shafter
  • 500th Military Intelligence Brigade
    500th Military Intelligence Brigade (United States)
    The 500th Military Intelligence Brigade is a United States Army brigade, subordinate to United States Army Intelligence and Security Command and is based at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.* 500th Military Intelligence Brigade...

    , Schofield Barracks

Commanders, District of Hawaii

  • COL Walter S. Schuyler
    Walter S. Schuyler
    Walter Scribner Schuyler was the first Commander of the United States Army Pacific Command, then called the Military District of Hawaii, from 1909 to 1910. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1870...

     1910
  • LTC Homer W. Wheeler 1910–1911
  • BG Montgomery M. Macomb 1911

Commanders, Department of Hawaii

  • BG Montgomery M. Macomb 1911–1912
  • COL George K. McGunnegle 1912–1913

Commanders, Hawaiian Department

  • BG Montgomery M. Macomb 1913
  • BG Frederick Funston
    Frederick Funston
    Frederick N. Funston also known as Fred Funston, was a General in the United States Army, best known for his role in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War...

     1913–1914
  • BG Montgomery M. Macomb 1914
  • MG William H. Carter
    William Harding Carter
    William Giles Harding Carter was a US Cavalry officer who served during the American Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I...

     1914–1915
  • BG John Philip Wisser
    John Philip Wisser
    John Philip Wisser was a Brigadier General in the United States Army.-Biography:He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Central High School of St. Louis in 1870. In 1874, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York...

     1915–1916
  • BG Robert K. Evans 1916
  • BG Fredrick S. Strong 1916–1917
  • BG Charles G. Treat 1917
  • BG John Philip Wisser
    John Philip Wisser
    John Philip Wisser was a Brigadier General in the United States Army.-Biography:He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Central High School of St. Louis in 1870. In 1874, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York...

     1917
  • BG Augustus P. Blocksom 1918
  • BG John W. Heard 1918–1919
  • MG Henry C. Hodges, Jr. 1919
  • COL Thomas Ridgway 1919
  • MG Charles G. Morton 1919–1921
  • MG Charles P. Summerall 1921–1924
  • MG Charles T. Menoher
    Charles T. Menoher
    Major General Charles Thomas Menoher was a U.S. Army general, first Chief of the United States Army Air Service, and commanded the U.S. Army Hawaiian Department from 1924-1925...

     1924–1925
  • MG Edward M. Lewis 1925–1927
  • MG William R. Smith 1927–1928
  • MG Fox Conner
    Fox Conner
    Fox Conner was a major general of the United States Army. He served as operations officer for the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, but is best remembered as "the man who made Eisenhower".-Early career:...

     1928–1930
  • MG Edwin B. Winans
    Edwin B. Winans (U.S. Army general)
    Edwin Baruch Winans was an American general- Early life :Winans was born in Hamburg, Michigan as the son of the Hon. Edwin B. Winans, Governor of Michigan...

     (Acting) 1930
  • MG William Lassiter 1930–1931
  • MG Briant H. Wells 1931–1934
  • MG Halstead Dorey (Acting) 1934–1935
  • MG Hugh A. Drum
    Hugh A. Drum
    Hugh Aloysius Drum September 19, 1879 – October 3, 1951 was a U.S. general.Born in Fort Brady, Chippewa County, Michigan, he graduated from Boston College in 1898.Joining the United States Army, he was made a second lieutenant in the 12th Infantry Regiment...

     1935–1937
  • MG Andrew Moses 1937–1938
  • LTG Charles D. Herron
    Charles D. Herron
    Charles Douglas Herron was a general in the United States Army.-Early career:Herron was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana on March 13, 1877...

     1938–1941
  • LTG Walter C. Short 1941
  • LTG Delos C. Emmons 1941–1943
  • LTG Robert C. Richardson, Jr.
    Robert C. Richardson, Jr.
    Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr., born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 27, 1882, and was admitted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, from that state, on 19 June 1900. His military career spanned the first half of the 20th Century. He was a veteran of the 1904 Philippine...

     1943–1945

Commanders, U.S. Army Forces, Middle Pacific

  • LTG Robert C. Richardson, Jr.
    Robert C. Richardson, Jr.
    Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr., born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 27, 1882, and was admitted as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, from that state, on 19 June 1900. His military career spanned the first half of the 20th Century. He was a veteran of the 1904 Philippine...

     1945–1946
  • MG George F. Moore 1946
  • LTG John E. Hull
    John E. Hull
    General John Edwin Hull was a U.S. Army general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, commanded Far East Command from 1953–1955 and the U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948-1949. He served in both world wars and was a contemporary of General George Marshall and General Omar Bradley...

     1946–1947

Commanding Generals, U.S. Army, Pacific

  • LTG John E. Hull 1947–1949
  • MG Floyd L. Parks 1949
  • LTG Henry S. Aurand 1949–1952
  • LTG John W. O'Daniel
    John W. O'Daniel
    John W. "Iron Mike" O'Daniel was a United States Army general, best known for commanding the Third Infantry Division in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Southern France during World War II. He is also known for being the commanding officer of Audie Murphy.O’Daniel was an athlete, a teacher, a...

     1952–1954
  • MG Clark L. Ruffner
    Clark L. Ruffner
    General Clark Louis Ruffner was born January 12, 1903, in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1924. Most of his early career was spent in various cavalry units until his appointment as Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Norwich University in...

     1954
  • LTG Bruce C. Clarke
    Bruce C. Clarke
    General Bruce Cooper Clarke was a commander of Continental Army Command from 1958–1960 and Commander, U.S. Army Europe from 1960-1962. He also commanded the U.S...

     1954–1956
  • MG Herbert B. Powell
    Herbert B. Powell
    Herbert Butler Powell was a U.S. Army General, and Commanding General of the U.S. Continental Army Command, and U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand.-Early live & career:...

     1956
  • LTG Blackshear M. Bryan 1956–1957

Commanders-in-Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific

  • GEN Isaac D. White
    Isaac D. White
    Isaac Davis White commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from July 1957 to March 1961. He gained his commission into the Cavalry in 1923 and went on to serve in World War II and the Korean War. Because of his extensive experience in tank warfare, Armor magazine dubbed him "Mr...

     1957–1961
  • GEN James F. Collins
    James F. Collins
    General James Francis Collins commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from April 1961 until his retirement in 1964, and was President of the American Red Cross from 1964 until 1970....

     1961–1964
  • GEN John K. Waters
    John K. Waters
    John Knight Waters was a United States Army four star general who served as commander, U.S. Army, Pacific from 1964 to 1966. He was also the son-in-law of General George S. Patton...

     1964–1966
  • GEN Dwight E. Beach
    Dwight E. Beach
    General Dwight Edward Beach commanded the United States Forces Korea from 1965–1966 and U.S. Army, Pacific from September 1966 to July 1968. He gained his commission in 1932 into the Field Artillery...

     1966–1968
  • GEN Ralph E. Haines, Jr.
    Ralph E. Haines, Jr.
    General Ralph Edward Haines, Jr. was a United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1968, Commander, U.S. Army, Pacific from August 1968 to October 1970, and Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army Command , from 1970 to 1973...

     1968–1970
  • GEN William B. Rosson
    William B. Rosson
    General William Bradford Rosson commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from October 1970 to January 1973. He was commissioned in 1940 through ROTC and saw combat in World War II, earning the Distinguished Service Cross for valor on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy...

     1970–1973
  • GEN Donald V. Bennett
    Donald V. Bennett
    Donald Vivian Bennett retired as a four star general from the United States Army in 1974. He attended Michigan State University and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1940 then served overseas in World War II. Bennett won the Distinguished Service Cross as well as two Purple...

     (Acting) 1973
  • GEN Frederick C. Weyand
    Frederick C. Weyand
    Frederick Carlton Weyand was a U.S. Army General. Weyand was the last commander of US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1972–1973, and served as the 28th US Army Chief of Staff from 1974-1976.-Early career:...

     1973
  • GEN Donald V. Bennett 1973–1974
  • GEN Richard G. Stilwell
    Richard G. Stilwell
    General Richard Giles Stilwell served as Commander, United States Forces Korea from 1973 to 1976, and Acting Commander of the U.S. Army, Pacific from September to December 1974...

     (Acting) 1974

U.S. Army CINCPAC Support Group

  • MG Donnelly P. Bolton 1975
  • MG Thomas U. Greer 1975–1977
  • MG Herbert E. Wolff 1977–1979

U.S. Army Western Command

  • MG Herbert E. Wolff 1979–1981
  • LTG Eugene P. Forrester 1981–1983
  • LTG James E. Lee 1983–1985
  • LTG Charles W. Bagnal 1985–1989
  • LTG Claude M. Kicklighter 1989–1990

U.S. Army, Pacific

  • LTG Claude M. Kicklighter 1990–1991
  • LTG Johnnie H. Corns 1991–1993
  • LTG Robert L. Ord, III 1993–1996
  • MG Stephen Silvasy, Jr. 1996
  • LTG William M. Steele
    William M. Steele
    Lieutenant General William Michael Steele commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from July 1996 to October 1998. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he graduated from The Citadel in 1967 and earned a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University in St. Louis...

     1996–1998
  • LTG Edwin P. Smith
    Edwin P. Smith
    Lieutenant General Edwin P. Smith commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from October 1998 to his retirement in November 2002. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1967 and went on to earn two graduate degrees. He earned a Master of Arts in English from the University of Kentucky and a...

     1998–2002
  • LTG James L. Campbell
    James L. Campbell
    Lieutenant General James L. Campbell is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Army and was previously Director of the Army Staff. He previously commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from November 2002 to August 2004. Commissioned through ROTC, he graduated in 1971 from the University of...

     2002–2004
  • LTG John M. Brown III
    John M. Brown III
    John M. Brown III is Commander of United States Army Pacific Command, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He assumed his present position August 25, 2004...

     2004–2008
  • LTG Benjamin R. Mixon
    Benjamin R. Mixon
    Lieutenant General Benjamin Randaulph "Randy" Mixon is a former Commanding General of United States Army Pacific and the former commander of the Multi-National Division North in Iraq...

    2008 – present
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