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Permanent Operational Organizations

1.     The Chief of Defense is responsible for the operational structure of the Armed Forces.  the different Component Commands set to carry out the operations to be determined, according to the operational plans in force, depend on him.

2.     In addition to these Component Commands, the Permanent Operational Commands listed on section 5 of this list are also part of the operational structure.

3. Designated Component Commands. At the proposal of every Chief of Staff and with the previous approval of the head of the Ministry of Defense, the Chief of Defense shall designate the Component Commands at the highest level, which shall be issued by every branch of the armed Forces. These Component Commands shall be called as follows Land Component Command, Maritime Component Command and Aerospace Component Command.

4.     In addition to the above, the Cross Component Commands on Special Operations and Cyberspace may be activated in accordance with the military doctrine in place.

5.     Permanent operational commands. To carry out the operations that Armed Forces have continuously activated.

  1. Land Operational Command (MOT in Spanish).
  2. Maritime Operational Command (MOM in Spanish).
  3. Aerospace Operational Command (MOA in Spanish).
  4. Cyberspace Operational Command (MOC in Spanish).        

6.     Commanders of the aforementioned Operational Commands shall exercise  the set up forces' command, in accordance with plans in place and military doctrine. They will also get coordinated  with military and civilian authorities and any bodies involved in the aforementioned operations.

ESCUDO MOT

Land Operational Command (MOT in Spanish). This is the branch within the operational structure of the Armed Forces that is responsible, at its level, for planning, conducting and monitoring land operations.

The Army Chief of Staff will promote the appointment of the Commander of the Operational Land Command (CMOT in Spanish) to the Chief of Defence.

Commanders of the aforementioned Operational Commands shall exercise  the set up forces' command, in accordance with plans in place and military doctrine. They will also get coordinated  with military and civilian authorities and any bodies involved in the aforementioned operations.

By Order 200/17069/20, the Chief of Defense appointed the Head of the Canary Islands Command as CMOT, and its Headquarters are located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

CMOT: LIEUTENANT GENERAL CARLOS PALACIOS ZAFORTEZA

ESCUDO MOM

Maritime Operational Command (MOM in Spanish). This is the branch within the operational structure of the Armed Forces that is responsible, at its level, for planning, conducting and monitoring maritime operations.

The Navy Chief of Staff will promote the appointment of the Commander of the Operational Maritime Command (CMOM in Spanish) to the Chief of Defence.

Commanders of the aforementioned Operational Commands shall exercise  the set up forces' command, in accordance with plans in place and military doctrine. They will also get coordinated  with military and civilian authorities and any bodies involved in the aforementioned operations.

By Order 200/17069/20, the Chief of Defense appointed the Admiral of Maritime Action as CMOM, and its headquarters are located in Cartagena.

CMOM: REAR ADMIRAL JUAN L. SOBRINO PÉREZ-CRESPO

Escudo MOA

Aerospace Operational Command (MOA in Spanish). This is the branch within the operational structure of the Armed Forces that is responsible, at its level, for planning, conducting and monitoring aerospace operations.

The Air Force Chief of Staff will promote the appointment of the Commander of the Operational Aerospace Command (CMOA in Spanish) to the Chief of Defence.

Commanders of the aforementioned Operational Commands shall exercise  the set up forces' command, in accordance with plans in place and military doctrine. They will also get coordinated  with military and civilian authorities and any bodies involved in the aforementioned operations.

By Order 200/17069/20, the Chief of Defense appointed the Commander of the Defence and Air Operations Command as CMOA, and its headquarters are located at Torrejón Air Base.

CMOA: LIEUTENANT GENERAL CÉSAR MIGUEL SIMÓN LÓPEZ

Escudo del MOC

Cyberspace Operational Command (MOC in Spanish). This is the branch within the operational structure of the Armed Forces that is responsible, at its level, for planning, conducting and monitoring military operations aimed at ensuring the freedom of action of the Armed Forces within cyberspace, in accordance with operational plans in place.

The Commander of the Operational Cyberspace Command (CMOC) will be appointed by the Chief of Defence.

Commanders of the aforementioned Operational Commands shall exercise  the set up forces' command, in accordance with plans in place and military doctrine. They will also get coordinated  with military and civilian authorities and any bodies involved in the aforementioned operations.

By Order 200/17069/20, the Chief of Defense appointed the Commander of the Joint Cyberspace Command as CMOC, and its headquarters are located at the Retamares Base in Pozuelo de Alarcón.

CMOC:  MAJOR GENERAL RAFAEL GARCÍA HERNÁNDEZ


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