|General Charles T. Robertson, Jr., USAF|
Commander in Chief
U.S. Transportation Command
he U.S. Transportation Command is the single manager of America's defense transportation system, as reflected in the mission statement: to provide air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense, both in time of peace and time of war. Capable of responding to small-scale contingencies or full mobilization for war, the command stands ready to support U.S. warfighters into the 21st Century with modern transportation equipment and improved processes.
The U.S. Transportation Command maintains the flexibility to respond across the spectrum of conflict through a combination of government-owned sea, air and land assets, Reserve and National Guard support and strategic partnerships with the commercial transportation industry. To maintain the effectiveness of the defense transportation system during peacetime, the command provides transportation of Department of Defense cargoes for military exercises and U.S. government humanitarian missions such as hurricane relief.
The command's ability to execute its mission relies on effective command and control of the strategic lift forces assigned to the component commands: Military Sealift Command, Air Mobility Command and Military Traffic Management Command. The component commands provide the forces to meet national defense wartime and peacetime transportation requirements.