U.S. Pacific Fleet protects and defends the maritime interests of the United States in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

Our Mission

The U.S. Pacific Fleet protects and defends the maritime interests of the United States in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. By providing combat-ready naval forces and operating forward in global areas of consequence, we enhance stability, promote maritime security and freedom of the seas, defend our homeland, deter aggression and when necessary, conduct decisive combat action against the enemy. In support of Pacific Command’s Theater Campaign Plan we will continue to work alongside our fellow Pacific Command Component Commanders to accomplish Pacific Command’s mission. We will collaborate and partner with U.S. Fleet Forces Command to ensure optimum warfighting capacity and capability. We are ready and able to execute our mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and around the world.

Our Vision

  • Lead America’s rebalance to the Pacific
  • Be a combat-ready Fleet, able to respond to any contingency when called

Guiding Principles

  • Teamwork
  • Excellence
  • Assessment
  • Ethos and Integrity
  • Bold, Conspicuous Leadership

Operational Imperatives

  • Posture forward, ready to respond
  • Demonstrate and reinforce commitment to international norms
  • Foster cooperation to address regional challenges
  • Assure region of U.S. Pacific Fleet resilience
  • Innovate to survive

Lines of Operation

  • Defend the homeland
  • Joint/Fleet operations and credible forward presence
  • Warfighting readiness: man, train, equip and maintain
  • Advance regional partnerships and alliances
  • Value our people and their families
  • Professional execution which underpins safety and exemplary personal conduct
  • Organizational coherence and excellence

Area of Responsibility

"From Hollywood to Bollywood and from Polar Bears to Penguins" the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) encompasses nearly half the Earth's surface. From the North Pole to Antarctica, our AOR stretches from the west coasts of North America and South America, extends through the Pacific Ocean, and concludes in the Indian Ocean and the western border of India. There are few regions as culturally, socially, economically, and geo-politically diverse as the Indo-Asia-Pacific. In addition to the United States, the 36 nations listed below that comprise this region are home to more than 50 percent of the world's population, 3,000 different languages, many of the world's largest and smallest economies, several of the world's largest militaries, and five nations (Australia, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand) allied with the U.S. through mutual defense treaties.

  1. Australia
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bhutan
  4. Brunei
  5. Burma
  6. Cambodia
  7. China
  8. Fiji
  9. India
  10. Indonesia
  11. Japan
  12. Kiribati
  13. Laos
  14. Malaysia
  15. Maldives
  16. Marshall Islands
  17. Micronesia
  18. Mongolia
  19. Nauru
  1. Nepal
  2. New Zealand
  3. North Korea
  4. Palau
  5. Papua New Guinea
  6. Philippines
  7. Samoa
  8. Singapore
  9. Solomon Islands
  10. South Korea
  11. Sri Lanka
  12. Thailand
  13. Timor-Leste
  14. Tonga
  15. Tuvalu
  16. Vanuatu
  17. Vietnam