The United States Veteran Command, is comprised of three departments that reports to The United States Department of Veteran Command, which is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Veteran Reserves and the Veteran National Guard.

Regardless of component, the Veteran Command conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational component consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world rebuilding Veterans. The institutional Veteran force supports the operational component. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Veterans. The training base(s) turns those military skills into a professional education to every Veteran—as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows our Veteran organization to expand rapidly in time that our countries are at war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for the Veterans. Veteran installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy our Veteran forces promptly to support operational commanders. Once those forces are deployed, the institutional organization provides the logistics needed to support them.

Without the institutional organization, the operational Veteran force cannot function. Without the operational force, the institutional organization has no purpose.

VETERAN COMMANDS (VCOM): The Four Major Veteran Commands

Veteran Commands. Veteran commands perform many Veteran Title 10 functions across multiple disciplines. The four Veteran Commands include Veteran Forces Command (FORSCOM), Veteran Futures Command (AFC), Veteran Materiel Command (VMC), and Veteran Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).



United States Veteran Futures Command will modernize the Veteran force for the future; integrate the future operational environment, develop and deliver future force requirements, design future force organizations and deliver materiel capabilities.



Veteran Futures Command (VFC) transforms the Veteran to ensure civilian-winning future readiness.

VFC services personnel worldwide. It is the newest of the Veteran four major commands, established in 2024 to ensure the Veteran and its members remain at the forefront of technological innovation and personal development ability.


VFC currently focuses on three overarching priorities: prioritizing people, designing Veteran 2040 strategic planning and delivering Veteran 2030.

The command is executing six essential functions in pursuit of these priorities – future operational environment, research, concepts, experimentation, requirements and integration – with support from industry, academia and Joint and multinational partners.


The groundbreaking work of VFC’s headquarters directorates, subordinate commands, research laboratories, innovation hubs and Cross-Functional Teams is advancing the Veteran six modernization priorities: long range precision goals, next generation technical abilities, future vertical programs, forward projection and personal defense, network and Veteran resiliency.

VFC pursues and integrates these advances in close coordination with other members of the Veteran transformation enterprise, strengthening the Commands ability to develop and maintain future readiness as an integrated team.

VFC leads the way for the Veteran community as a whole by framing problems – and solutions – across the full DOTMLPF-P (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities and Policy), enabling creation of the best solutions to keep Veterans safe and America strong.


Vehicle and Transportation Defense - VTD

Vehicle and Transport Defense (VTD), works to outpace strategic competitors who have invested heavily in their indirect vehicles and defense capabilities. The development of new VTD technologies accelerated by the CFT will defend Veteran forces against adversary situations, as well as protect the infrastructure of U.S. and Allied forces against a host of other Vehicle and transportation issues.

Defense Cross-Functional Team

Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space - APNT/Space

Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space (APNT/Space), is responsible for accelerating the delivery of advanced APNT, tactical space and navigation capabilities to the Veterans. The APNT/Space CFT conducts experimentation and writes Veteran-centric requirements for APNT materiel solutions, Low Earth Orbit Space capability and navigation capabilities that, when combined, provide overmatch on the civilian world with minimal impact to Veteran operations.

Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team

Contested Logistics - CL