Immediate Release

Acting Secretary Miller Travels to Naval Air Station Key West

Dec. 15, 2020

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller will travel to Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., Dec. 16.

While there, Secretary Miller will meet with Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command.  SOUTHCOM is one of the nation’s six geographically-focused unified commands with responsibility for U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America, as well as security cooperation with defense forces in the region.

He will also receive a briefing on the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South), and its work with 26 partner nations to degrade transnational criminal organizations, while reducing illicit trafficking to the United States. JIATF South conducts detection and monitoring operations throughout its Joint Operating Area to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of national and partner nation security.